Well, this thing that has been on the horizon for such a long time now is right in front of my nose! I'll be going into St Thomas' Thursday afternoon to have the trial stimulator fitted on Friday. It's a two week trial of a Nevro high frequency, which means there will be no buzzing or tingling - which I am very pleased about.
I've been reassured by the skill and kindness of all the St Thomas' team and I know I'll be in good hands - tho that doesn't stop me being terrified 😁 I've been through all the assessments with Consultant, Psychologist, Physiotherapist and then back to the Consultant. ( I wasn't required to do the 2 week pain management programme as some people are as what they teach I am already doing)
I'm not looking forward to the procedure - I've had so much major surgery and countless procedures I could really do without another operating theatre but, nothing ventured etc!!!
The biggie scare is how I would feel if this doesn't work as it really is last chance saloon. I do feel very fortunate to have the opportunity to try tho.
So I'll be trying to get my head in the zone this week and be ready, tricky tho with reducing meds in a bit of a hurry as I didn't know about appointment until 2 weeks before the day.
I'll keep you posted folks.
Hope all as comfortable as possible