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   Posted 6/15/2010 8:59 PM (GMT -6)   

i had the trial placed on wednesday and everything was going great until i had red itchy areas all over where my bandages were placed. my pm doc told me that i was allergic to the dressing and that he had to remove the implant. i was a little upset because i was only able to try it for two days.

i have an appt with the neurosurgeon on june 30 to discuss the scs implant and i am sure on that date we will set up an appt for the surgery to be done, was hoping that the surgery would have been sooner. oh well...... i have been waiting since jan, so another month will not be that big of a deal.

my question that i have is should i spend the first night in the hospital or go home.
any comment on this would be helpful

thanks !

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   Posted 6/15/2010 9:40 PM (GMT -6)   
Hi Rena,

I hope that your discussion with the doctor on the 30th goes well and that you'll soon have your surgery. At least they know you're allergic to the tape on the bandages less thing to worry about.

If your insurance will allow it, I would suggest you stay one night in the hospital, if only for your peace of mind. If you're worrying about it now, you'll be more worried when you're actually going thru the surgery and such, so a night with the nurses around etc. is probably smart thinking.

Keep your spirits up...the 30th will be here before you know it and everything will fly by after that.

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   Posted 6/15/2010 11:38 PM (GMT -6)   

I am allergic to most tapes and adhesives too! The paper hypo-allergenic ones are the worst they cause huge welts and blisters on me! I would agree with Pam if your insurance will approve it I think I would stay in the hospital for the night, I would think allot of it will be determined on the time that the surgeon implants the device . Anyway if your going to have any major problems it would probably be within the first 24 or so hours, and if your already in the hospital it would be much easier on you. And even if you don't ( which you probably won't) it would probably be much less stressfull for you it you were in the hospital that first night!

I wish you well, and Good Luck to You!

White Beard

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   Posted 6/16/2010 10:21 AM (GMT -6)   
thank you all for your response about the hospital stay, i believe that i will try to do it if my insurance will approve it! my rep from BS also suggested that it would be a good idea!

again, thank you for being so helpful :)

have a great day !

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