I had my appointment tonight to discuss the revision surgery for my SCS. The doctor agreed from the x-rays that there is an obvious problem with the
location of the lead - and thinks also that 2 or 3 of the electrodes on the problem lead are sitting in subcutaneous tissues.
We've decided to go with the mini plate electrode as he thinks it will give much better coverage. The bad news is that because of where my battery and connectors are located, he's going to have to
open up everything in order to connect the lead - this will mean cut number four in almost exactly the same spot. He is also going to try to do something with the lead anchors in my back to make them more comfortable for me. - because I'm quite slim they poke out and can get quite painful.
I'm going in for the surgery next Friday (29th April) and will probably be home on the Monday.
CRPS since 1999, diagnosed in 2005 and since spread to full body, spasms, dystonia & contractures, gastroparesis, orthostatic hypotension, bursitis, carpal tunnel syndrome.
On Oxycontin/Endone, Topamax, Mobic, Magnesium, Florinef, Somac, Cipramil. Have a spinal cord stimulator, intrathecal pump with baclofen & bupivacaine and doing physio.
Post Edited (CRPSpatient) : 4/18/2011 4:13:30 AM (GMT-6)