It's great to have you!
ONE WEEK away! How exciting
Me too, Medtronic, but mine is for lower extremity RSD/neuropathy. I'm very happy with it! The soothing sensation of the stimulation is a WONDERFUL tradeoff for the horrible burning pain.
Like Johanna mentions, it can't be stressed enough how important it is to follow the post-op restrictions. The BLAST rule (no bending, lifting, stretching or twisting) is like the 11th commandment around these parts
Take it from me - I was thrilled with how well I felt and figured somehow that I was 'beyond' the rules
and was pitching HAY to my horses too soon.
Yep, I was back in the OR with a migrated lead.
Are you getting percutaneous leads or the paddle leads? Alot of times the paddles are inserted by doing the Laminectomy surgery, which is more involved, but you'll have aLOT less chance of leads migrating since the paddles are alot more secure.
I'm very excited for you and hope you stick around to let us know how it goes!