You don't know how GRATEFUL I am that I have you all to "talk" to!! You have given me a lot to think about!! And yes, I am trying to find out as much as possible before I go for it. I did make the appointment anyway, it's on Aug 18th, but I can always cancel, I just thought that if I make the appointment later, I can do some research, and if I decide that I don't want to, I will cancel!
Thank you PALady for the web site, I will definitely look on there for some info!! And you are right, I need to relax about it! I need to make the best educated decision I can, right?! Thank you for all your support!
And Mami, thank you too, you have given me some good information, and yes, you did answer my questions, that's exactly what I needed to know!! Thank you! And thank you for your support as well!!
I would love to try out other leads, but I was SO uncomfortable with the trial, that I DON'T want to do another one, but I see exactly what you are saying! And my doc seems to think I had a successful trial?! I might just be very nervous about having surgery too, this would be the first time being cut open too!!
I did get a lot of relief, especially in my leg, and a bit in my back, it was just the hip, and he seems to think that it wouldn't be a problem with extra electrodes. And being that he is SO optimistic, it makes me think that it might be a good thing. He is a good doc, just a person that is very to the point, and has tried to do what he can to help, and physically I could tell that he felt bad when it wasn't working! I guess as Mami has said, I can always have it removed, right?!
I appreciate all the support, it really helps, a LOT!! Thank you all!! And yes, I am very ready for some pain relief, as you said PALady!! But I do want to make sure that I am prepared and 100% ok with it! That is why I'm asking so many questions, I guess! LOL!!
Good luck to all, and please, if anyone has more to add, I'm open to any and all advice! Thank you all and wish you all some pain relief!