Pain that subsides all the time


 
Posted by Painoftwo (13 posts)
Mar 11, 2016 2:03 PM

I'm new here, my name is Terry not sure, how this works but here goes, I am currently working full time as a forklift driver which is torture on me most days, but then I have day that pain pills do what there supposed to, then I start thinking I can handle this no need for spinal cord stimulater, but then a flare up comes and I'm down can't walk can hardly stand up, don't do any stairs, then a week or two later back to what I call normal pain where I can move with the meds I'm on, it gets me confused, I also am being checked for cipd, I am chronic pain and don't really know what to do, I have three weeks to think about the pain stimulater, any idea if I can ounce around alot with it in for my job

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Posted by flygal (479 posts)
Mar 12, 2016 8:55 AM

Terry
I can tell you that a year after I got my permanent, I went jet skiing. That was a lot of bouncing around; can you compare it to driving a fork life? You will have to decide.
My suggestion is, do the trial; work during the trial and try to adjust the stim instead of using pain pills. One reason I got the implant is I wanted to get off as much of my Meds as I could.
flygal

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Posted by Painoftwo (13 posts)
Mar 13, 2016 4:18 AM

Thanks for the reply, I will love to cut back on pills too its awesome that u were able to go skiing with that in, I can't even imagine trying to do that right now, my biggest thing is I want to ride a bike bicycle again maybe try and run, it's kind of weird how u miss the little things u can't do like that,

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Posted by Painoftwo (13 posts)
Mar 13, 2016 4:22 AM

So if I don't get put away for talking to the shrink, I will do what I need to with the stimulater in, my pain Dr said I won't be working with that stimulater in for the trial, so how would I know if it will help me where I need it the most at work

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Posted by flygal (479 posts)
Mar 13, 2016 10:23 AM

Terry,
Why not try to either walk farther than normal, or try to run a little? I would suggest the bike but afraid if you fell off it might move the lead. Why not bike the morning before you have it taken out??
Don't worry about the shrink; just be honest.
Believe it or not, I am in the mountains; my hubby is taking me snowboarding (he has never been, and I haven't been since my cord injury 20+ years ago). I am SO excited to see if my legs remember what to do. We shall see.
best of luck to you with your trial; let us know how it goes.
flygal

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Posted by autocrosserdan (44 posts)
Mar 14, 2016 7:34 AM

I say give it a good test drive during the trial. That's the only way you will be able to see if it will be good for you.

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Posted by Painoftwo (13 posts)
Mar 14, 2016 11:30 AM

Well it should be pretty easy to walk a little farther for me a block with no pain would be better, last time I tried to ride a bike was not a good one, I did fall, stair cases will be the one I need to try more, would like to play golf with it in or u think that might be pushing it?

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Posted by flygal (479 posts)
Mar 15, 2016 9:52 PM

I would play golf either on the day before or morning of removal; Try the block and see if your pain can be controlled with the stim. Remember, the SCS does not cure the pain or get rid of it; it manages the pain

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