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Some Good news

I am SOOO excited for you. I saw your pics on Facebook and you look fantastic.
I am honored by your comments. I am racing a 5K in January, then my second triathlon in October (unless I ...

Started by: ggerbrandt 20 Views 2 Replies Last reply: by flygal

Considering SCS Removal

Glad to learn you have taken the first step of talking about your problem and want to go forward toward seeking a solution. Each of us is different and what works or doesn't work is unique to that on...

Started by: coldavis 55 Views 6 Replies Last reply: by gooneybirds

plastic sticking out 4 weeks post op scs

So, bmillsbIndy, what happened? Sounds to me that the surgeon screwed up with correctly implanting the IPG. If he has to do more surgery, you certainly shouldn't have to pay one red cent to correct hi...

Started by: bmillsblndy 35 Views 2 Replies Last reply: by jinglepaws

SCS Removal

I had to have my SCS removed -- by a different doctor than the one who put it in -- and the removal surgery and recovey was nowhere near as bad as when it was put in. If you are on Medicare you might...

Started by: pixpuf 38 Views 3 Replies Last reply: by gooneybirds

Anyone had a REVISION done?

I needed a revision after 7 years: one of my paddles broke, and I found out how much pain was being masked (one leg pain-free, one leg I wanted to shoot off!). It was easier for me than the initial...

Started by: thunder wheels 14 Views 2 Replies Last reply: by flygal

Post op pain

obviously everyone is different... Think of it as a major back procedure. How long was you recovery from previous back surgeries?
What type of work do you do? Do you have a desk jo...

Started by: Callahan 22 Views 2 Replies Last reply: by flygal

SCS doesn't shut off

Thank u all for your suggestions. Turning it down does help. So does turning it down 5 mins. before bed. Susan

Started by: nanajp 31 Views 5 Replies Last reply: by nanajp

Will the implant be noticable?

I have the Boston Scientific Precision with the battery implanted just below my belt line on the left hip. I've never had anyone ask about it other that massage therapists who come across it during t...

Started by: BanditoCI5 70 Views 5 Replies Last reply: by mep

SCS Problems

I was implanted with the Boston Scientific Precision SCS in 2009. It was love at first implant! I went from 100mg morphine a day to zero right away. The implant worked very well until about March o...

Started by: BMT1545 54 Views 3 Replies Last reply: by mep

Experiences with final implant

Yes, swimming is wonderful - if you can afford the membership fee to join a club, even the Y. I am hoping to get back in the water by January. Water is a great gravity fighter and makes exercise much ...

Started by: Patcarol1 139 Views 14 Replies Last reply: by jinglepaws
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