Hi Rena, I am sorry you are not feeling so well. I know nothing about
surgery with the SCS, I have a pump, not knowing anything about
the incisions and such, I would venture a guess that it is a little too soon. I really would not think that you are even healed up. Even if your incisions on the outside may look healed don't forget you have to heal on the inside too. It was a good 6 weeks before I felt half way decent when my pump was put in. I had a six inch incision on my low back and then about
the same on my upper stomach, above the beltline. My pump was put in with a race of being in between a change of insurance companies and my dr convinced me the new company I was changing to would not pay for my pump. I had less than two weeks to have it implanted. I did not have any time to research anything and I had other health issues going on. Needless to say I was quite shocked after surgery because my dr made it sound like it was not a big deal having one put in. He lied is all I can say.
Give it a little more time but if the pain does not lessen by next week, then perhaps a call to thr dr should be made. You need to make sure there is no infection or anything going on. Try to hang in there. I know its not fun recuperating from surgery of any kind.
crohns disease dx 2002 & small bowel resection, still looking for remission whatever that is, chronic pain 22 yrs, added ulcerative colitis 6-05 to the mix, high blood pressure 28 yrs, aortic heart valve insuffiency, depression, osteoarthritis, osteoporosis lumbar spine, scoliosis lumbar spine, peripheral neuropathy hands & feet, COPD & on oxygen therapy, lupus & psoriasis and psoratic arthritis. Several other health issues just not enough room to list it all. Too many surgeries to list and too many medications to list. Currently on 17 different daily medications. Intrathecal pain pump implanted June 05.