Hello Kat, (1611) Kat happens to be a nick-name alot of my friends use when talking to me, especially my gentleman friend, (at almost 58 I am not comfortable calling him my boyfriend).
On to the stims, I have one in my right lower back, a few inches above my right butt-cheek, I also have lead wires going down my right leg, and my left back and leg. My problem is the device cannot be located.
I know I am repeating my story, so I will try to keep it short. The first installation was late May 2010, after the incision healed with the help of the manufacturers reps. I began to try to locate the unit so it could be charged. We never found the unit. In July the doctor decided the unit had been installed to deep and so I had another surgery to correct that.
From the time that incision healed, which was late July, myself, the reps., and my doctor and his PA have tried to locate the unit, it still cant be found.
So I have "thrown in the towel" so to speak, it has been very frustrating and so the unit is just sitting there, doing nothing, my doctor tells me there is no reason to remove, it wont bother anything, so thats what I am doing. At some point I may have it removed, but right now it doesnt seem to be a problem, and I am not thrilled about having a 3rd surgery in the same spot, talk about scar tissue.
I am hoping your experience is much, much better than mine, and I am sure it will be. Sometimes things just happen.
degenerative disc disease, fibromyalgia, osteoarthritis, neuropathy, lumbar laminectomy july 1998 no help, rechargeable neurostimulator unit low right back w/lead wires to left side and right leg unit not working just sitting there.i am 57 years young in may will turn 58. i have 2 grown daughters, 25 and 29. i have 2 grandchildren, 9 year old grandaughter and 5 yr. old grandson