Hi everyone. Welll, I'm not buzzzing as bad to day as I was yesterday. I made my appt: with Neurosurgeon and he left myself and three reps from St. Judes in a room and surgeon said give Larry some programs that will work. I was in room with the headman who took charge and he was going through so many programs it was sort of confusing at times. When we got through I was really satisfied with stimulation coverage I was now receiving that I hugged every one in the room and wished them a very Merry CHRISTmas. Praise be to God I actually was seeing light at the end of the tunnel and my pain scale falling to lower numbers.
I was programmed with three programs with control over all of the programs. Each program has three different adjustments that I can raise and lower until I get it to a level where I am satisfied, not where the St. Jude rep is satisfied. When we were finished the rep asked me if I was more satified than after previous programing and I didn't stutter when I told him I was MUCH MUCH more satisfied this time around. The rep who had worked with me for about 15 min.'s 4 weeks prior didn't smile
after my comment but hey, I'm the one in pain, she's not!
I've been messin' with my programs and have found relief and wonderful feeling in my calves, thighs and across buttocks. One sensation that I had, across my waistline, during programming, isn't there anymore and I think maybe it was lost because of the particular way I had been sitting. I did sit and stand while he was programming to make sure I still had sensations in different positions and apparently that tactic didn't work; I'm not worried because he said he wanted to see me in two weeks when I'll give him a report on present programs and I'm quite confident he will be able to reset program and retrieve that oh Sooo good feeling that I experienced in my waistline.
Thanks you Lord for the answered prayers and I continue to pray for your tender loving mercy for me and the blessing of product knowledge and patient compassion that you have bestowed upon my St. Jude represenative Mike. I also asked that you bless my new found friends
here on this NeuroTalk website, in whatever way that they may be needing Your blessings. Father I also thank You for my beautiful wife who has stood stedfast by my side, along with You, during many tough situations in the last 39-1/2 years.
In Your precious Sons name.