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Is anyone having trouble with bowel movements after spinal stimulator implant?

I had the SCS device implanted last week, for 5 days after the operation I had slow-moving diarrhea (ugly details deleted). I had to use depends. Finally, yesterday I took Kaopectate and it stopped. ...

Started by: cjohnson1020 54 Views 4 Replies Last reply: by fstellab

Afraid of Pain?

Well! This is the great post.

Started by: Guinnessgirl 37 Views 5 Replies Last reply: by Blanca S. Darr

SCI Surgery 23 Sept, Any advice how to prepare?

You are so right; I forgot about them even though I wear them every day.

Started by: ljbtxrose 82 Views 7 Replies Last reply: by flygal

Seven Months with BS SCS - A question please...

I third this opinion. Turning the stimulator down to where you can barely or just to where you can't feel it works for me most of the time and is the most comfortable. Just remember, if you are active...

Started by: nita6142 256 Views 18 Replies Last reply: by jinglepaws

Lois Eileen

You are not the only one that has been left with the wires hanging. My trial was done on a Friday afternoon, and the wires pulled loose within a few hours, couldn't reach the doctor nor the SCS rep f...

Started by: loiseileen 135 Views 10 Replies Last reply: by gooneybirds

Can't get straight answer from insurance company

During the trial , the remote was programmed to work with my stimulator. On the day to be removed, the installing doctor just assumed that the surgical doctor would be willing to pull it out. But afte...

Started by: jinglepaws 127 Views 12 Replies Last reply: by Attheinlet

Lois Eileen

Obviously, everyone is different. However, some guidelines:
Most doctors advise no bending, lifting or twisting for various periods; my initial surgery it was 3 months, and I was given...

Started by: loiseileen 33 Views 2 Replies Last reply: by flygal

New to forum

Thank You all so very much

Started by: Illinirose 55 Views 5 Replies Last reply: by Illinirose

Rain, rain, rain & even

JB that would be so wonderful to sit and sip iced tea and talk and talk and talk while the sun was shinin' or the rain was gently fallin' Sending U sweet thoughts and prayers for a sweet lady! 'bamaVickie

Started by: VEM 66 Views 5 Replies Last reply: by VEM

Results of Appt w/Pain Physician Thurs...

Gary you are so welcome. You are a blessing, indeed a blessing to me and others as well as an inspiration! You and flygal were here when I was so fortunate to 'find' this pain forum. May God continue ...

Started by: VEM 100 Views 12 Replies Last reply: by VEM
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Absolutely amazing. After getting the trial, the first thing we did was take a walk...

Sara W., Chronic Pain

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