I am VERY encouraged! I had trial bilateral inter-stim implants on March 25, 2015 and did well. Our insurance company agreed to cover the permanent implants and that surgery was done on April 21, 2015. Tomorrow will mark a full month of using them with wonderful outcome. I have four programs in each modulator to try before going back late June. The fourth program has by far been the most helpful. I have a part-time desk job and my pain level would grow to 8 - 10 on the pain scale shortly after sitting. I would have to take three hydro to bring it down to a level where I could concentrate and continue working. I now typically only take one hydro and my pain level has never been greater than a 5 since the surgery. I just wanted to encourage anyone who is contemplating having the surgery or looking into it to definitely look into it. My quality of life is much improved and I can't imagine ever going back to that kind of pain again. When I return in June to my doctor who is out of state, the programs I didn't find very helpful He will remove and put new ones in for me to try. If anyone has questions, I would be happy to try and answer them. Only three doctors in the US place the electrodes next to the pudendal nerves. I had trial bilateral sacral inter-stim done prior to this without improvement, so I'm glad I didn't give up on neuromodulation as being the answer for me. It's not a cure, but has been hugely helpful for me.
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