Well folks, my decision day with the consultant at St Thomas' is done - I have signed consent form for trial surgery 😁
I met with different Consultant than the one who started me on the assessment process for Spinal Cord Stimulation back in June, but the one yesterday who made the decision with me to go ahead for trial has 25 years experience of SCS and seems to be top honcho at St Thomas'
He was an absolute gentleman, patiently answered my ( many!) questions and I felt his replies were straightforward and honest.
I'll be trialing a Nevro High Frequency unit which doesn't buzz or vibrate which I'm really pleased about.
He even walked us from the main pain management unit to the main hospital to take me to pre op assessment.
I should go for trial early Jan.
I'm feeling exhausted, excited and terrified - not to mention in huge pain from the travelling and the sitting in the hospital.
I'll keep you all posted as I progress through this.
Hoping everyone having a reasonable time pain wise.