SCS Implant Done --- Two months later I'm told I have to have the surgery done again

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rena2020
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   Posted 9/28/2010 3:37 PM (GMT -6)   
Had my implant done on July 23, 2010... Went to appointment with my neurosurgeon and was told that my paddles have moved two

levels and my battery that was placed in my butt needs to be taken out and put in another place.

He told me (three times) that he did not remember putting my battery so low......

My paddles are anchored in place.... I am guessing that he does no remember anchoring the paddle in

So, in two weeks i have to go have the entire surgery done all over again

ARRRRRRR..................

Has anyone else heard of this or had it happen to themselves?

Thanks

Rena

straydog
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   Posted 9/28/2010 6:31 PM (GMT -6)   
Wow-how did the dr come to these conclusions on where everything has moved to???? Have you been having problems with it?
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rena2020
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   Posted 9/28/2010 7:41 PM (GMT -6)   
Well, first of all my battery on my butt is sticking out, I haven't been able to sit on that side of my butt. You can see it sticking out. My incision in my back is still hurting a lot, so they took an x-ray and saw the paddle moved several levels. My surgeon said he did not remember placing the battery so low ~ well hopefully this time around he will know where to put it. My other thought is he must not have anchored my paddles too well, if they moved as much as he said they have.

I just hope and prayer it's done correct !!! I'm still in shock that I have to do this again.

skeye
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   Posted 9/28/2010 8:55 PM (GMT -6)   
Hi Rena,

I'm sorry you are having so many problems. I had an PNS system implanted on July 9th & fortunately I've not had any problems with it. My battery is in my upper chest ~ 2 in below my collar bone, and my leads are in my face (supraorbital & infraorbital nerves).

Where will they be putting the battery this time? Your abdomen? My battery has worked out well in my chest, but I don't know if they can put yours up there, because your leads are in your back (mine are in my face). The only downside to having the battery in my chest is that it takes longer to charge, because my feminine contours make it hard for the battery to communicate with the charger -- although it's a lot better now that my rep gave me sticky things to use to hold the charger in place over the battery.

Best of luck with the surgery! My only question would be, how do they prevent all the same problems from happening again?

hugs,
Skeye

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   Posted 9/29/2010 7:20 AM (GMT -6)   
Rena I am so sorry that this has happened. I am sure you are in a state of shock. Can't they place the battery pack some where else beside the buttocks? If I am remembering correctly you are a very thin person, I just think the buttocks would be a bad area for you. Please let us know when you are scheduled for surgery.

Take care.
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Scarred_for_life
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   Posted 9/29/2010 1:49 PM (GMT -6)   
hmmmm. I'm starting to think that it was a good thing that I didn't get the SCS. Rena I am so sorry you are having problems. Sometimes I wonder if the doctors really know how to do these?

Hugsss

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