I decided to wait awhile before I reported back on post surgery status so I could give a more accurate report.
First off, my battery could not be placed in the same “pocket” as the first two. So my only choice was above the waistline on the right. Apparently placing the battery on the same side that is affected doesn’t work due to wiring of the leads.
I didn’t think much of it at the time we discussed the spot. But let me tell you that the pain and recovery were definitely increased due to the location. It was about an extra week of dealing with that pain. Plus, there wasn’t a whole lot I could wear for bottoms that didn’t rub and make it worse. I figured out that a cotton maxi dress was the most comfortable. Or a night gown. Thankfully I was at home and not out scaring people in my pajamas! 🙂
So far I’d say I’m getting about 80% relief and am hoping for more since I’ve got about 2-4 more weeks to go. I’ve had the DRG stimulator adjusted twice but I still haven’t hit that sweet spot of the first one.
In the meantime, and to hopefully give you a little boost in positive thinking about this device, we just made a trip to Colorado!
Now, way back at Christmas time, Brian (my fiancée) surprised me with tickets to see Elephant Revival at Red Rocks Ampitheatre! I had never been. And when we got the date of April 24 for this surgery, we became pretty nervous that we’d have to cancel. But Dr. Sayed thought it could work if I took it easy and took breaks from riding in the car. And as you’ve already read, we made it! I was careful and we had a great time. We went to Red Rocks, Pike’s Peak, Garden of the Gods, Boulder, Manitou and Colorado Springs. Here are a few pics from our trip – enjoy!