I am sending you soft big giant HUGS!! PALady is right, I know when I was being evaluated, I was told not to expect a MIRACLE, having success with the SCS may mean cutting the PM dose! The Dr.s nor the SCS rep ever said it would be a 100% fix. I also spoke with several patients that had been wearing the SCS for over a year, they themselves advised me to be realistic in what could happen with the SCS. I was also told the trial may work and then when the permanent unit is put in it may not.
I don't want to burst your hope bubble, just wanted you to know!
It turned out, I wasn't a candidate....I did things differently, I went to the Neurosurgeon after this was recommended to me because in the end he would be the one doing the final implant. I didn't want to go through the process and trial only to be disappointed. I'm glad I did because he told me alot of things my PM Dr. didn't. I was in the 50-50 category, 50% chance it may work or 50% chance it might not....I decided it wasn't worth the $$$ and risk.
Hang in there Scarred, it will work out for the best whatever the decision is! Until then we are here for you always!!