First of all I want to thank each & every one of you for your undaunted support and prayers. I really feel like I am part of a family with all the wonderful friends I have become to know on this site. I literally cried while I was reading about your concern for me while I was "gone". I'm doing okay now but I have really been through HELL and back.
As for the SCS - I TRIED IT - IT DIDN'T WORK!!! The trial was the longest, most painful week I have ever experienced - and I thought I knew what pain was. Ha! My pc dr did let me have a few extra pain pills but that was defeating the whole procedure. Gramps, I know I put way too much faith in the darn stimulator to begin with but I didn't sit idly by for the whole week. I saw my Ortho Dr on Tuesday before they took the "stuff" out of my back on Wednesday. He couldn't believe I was still in a wheelchair since I last saw him in January. I explained everything I had been through; he agreed I have jumped through enough drs hoops and promised me he would get me out of the chair and up walking. He thinks the problem is stemming from previous back related injuries rather than just my hip. I have an appt for a CT/Myelogram on June 23rd. While in his office though, he injected my hip twice with cortisone. Didn't think much about it but after the tech removed the SCS and I got back home - I could stand up! That was ten days ago and I'm actually walking aroung the house with just minimal use of my walker!!! I still can't figure it out but I sure am enjoying being able to feed my kitty cat and give her treats whenever I want to. I am still in pain but this I can easily deal with.
If anyone has any answers, information, suggestions on why I am suddenly able to walk with the pain controlled by my meds, please feel free to comment; esp on the cortisone injections.
My week of shear agony, frustration, disheartenment, and just plain throwing my hands up in the air is not the only reason I have not been in touch. On top of everything, and just when I needed it most - my compiter died! I just purchased a rebuilt one and got online. I had to email my "family" first and foremost. Again, thank you all for being there for me. All you're prayers were needed and most definitely felt.
Luv You All! lassie