No problem. I had a trial unit in March that worked. Because it worked my surgeon and I agreed to the permanent unit. It was put in on May 3rd. It helped right away but I wasn't supposed to reach, stretch, turn, twist, strain, bend, lean over, or lift more than 5lbs. It's only an outpatient procedure, even though I spent the night.
Insurance companies actually give you this 23 hr thing, you have 23 hrs from the time your surgery is over that you can stay in the hospital. Anyway, since I knew my regular pain was going to be controlled, the pain I had was from the surgery. My surgeon gave me pain meds that helped and slowly the pain got less but that was the problem, slowly. I knew how everything was going to be once I healed, it was just taking too long!
Remember, you really can't do any of those things that I said or it will hurt, not to mention that it can move your wires. Basically it's like watching paint dry without the paint. But it does get better. All of a sudden I realized that instead of taking 2 pills every 6 hrs I am only taking 1 pill at bedtime. I tried to go without last night but with all the storms I was only fooling myself, plus it's only been 3 1/2 weeks.
Sometimes if I move "off" I will feel a pinch where my incision is. I know it's because it's not healed all the way. I have 3 different incisions. Each one is healing at a different rate. The lowest incision is taking the longest. It's also the biggest. I haven't had any problems with my unit. My only fear was when I went to Wal-mart for the first time, I forgot my remote, and I couldn't remember if I turned my unit off or not.
My rep said some Wal-mart's (high crime) turn their metal detector's up a little so it's possible it could amp up my unit for a second. So I walked though their security with my breath held, eyes scrunched, holding my side. I'm sure I looked like either I had a gun or a mental issue. Especially when I went though without a sound, then I relaxed. When you get your remote you get a temp card to tell stores you have something that will trigger their alarms, that was with my remote.
When my permanent card came it went straight to my purse and I haven't left the house without my remote since that day! I have been back to Wal-mart with my unit on without any problem. Actually I haven't had any problem anywhere. It's just the first time your scared of everything. I don't know if this helps but here is my story.
(edited for eaiser reading) SE
Post Edited By Moderator (Screaming Eagle) : 5/27/2011 11:01:38 AM (GMT-6)