Thanks Whitebeard, edt and modlemaker and others, I had a good nights sleep and actually lefy the unit on all night. The company rep that programed it after the PMS installed it said that he has heard from other patients that leaving it on all night helpts that stiffness when waking up. I left it on a very low setting. I laid in bed and did not get up early as I didn't think the soap operas started too early. I also thought that bob bons before noon is a sign of problems. I was still stiff and the worst part of that is no shower. I can't take a shower until they take it out next week. As per the sedation, without sedation, you are alert
and as they try and position the leads, it helps as they get to the right nerves and the right position. They did us a local where they inserted the tube the lead was inserted in. They stated that I did better without than 90 % that have sedation. They had a problem going up the left side as they were hitting something (could have been part of the rods or braces from the fusion). They went up the right side and then crossed over. They did hit a nerve a couple times that kept me awake as well. They are thinking of videoing the procedure when they put the perm. in, as I have given them permission. (Can I get royalties for this?) The one problem I have had so far is if I snezze, caugh or even clear my throat with the stim on, I get a surge as it moves the lead or the position of the lead. It does not hurt it just give an intense surge that catches you by surprise. They stated that when the perm. one is in place I will not feel that as much. The leads will over time become part of the body and will not move. I just got a call from work so I am going to head in for a little bit and then rush home for the soaps. Have a great day.