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Posted by Illinirose (12 posts)
Aug 19, 2013 10:17 AM

Hello all my name is Brenda and chronic pain has taken over my life. Have been on every narcotic known to man and have never gotten it under control. I am thinking of having SCS put in. I see so many posts where it has helped so many. It is wonderful to see how everyone is so positive and willing to help each other. I see pain control doc next wk and we are going to discuss starting the trial. I am feeling very positive about the outcome thanks to all of you for giving me hope. My love from Illinois may GOD BLESS YOU ALL

Posted by flygal (483 posts)
Aug 19, 2013 11:35 AM

The people on this site are the most wonderful people I know. Everyone here either has a lot of pain, or has had it and been helped with this marvelous piece of technology.
Best wishes for a successful trial. Many prayers going up for you.

Posted by jlboman (33 posts)
Aug 19, 2013 12:36 PM

I wish you all the best!!! Keep us posted..

Posted by clemson1 (28 posts)
Aug 19, 2013 12:47 PM

Rose. I just had surgery back on Aug. 5th for the permanent scs and It has definitely helped me.Like you the pain doc tried several meds and all failed.The scs is a life saver for me. If you have any questions just pm me and i will answer to the best of my knowledge any concerns you have. Good luck

Posted by Illinirose (12 posts)
Aug 20, 2013 12:09 PM

Thank You all so very much






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