Hi Linda and Rachel
I am home with this trial, and it is different.Well yesterday I was not sure at all and a little scared of it. Now I think I do like it
I does not take away all the pain, but it does help some. I found that it must help more than I thought because the minute I turn it off I am hurting so bad. Now it makes me realize how bad things are though. I can not leave it on all the time because it sort of wears me out. Kind of like sitting in a message chair, it feels good but you could not sit in it 24 hours a day. O.K. I know that it deff does nothing for back pain. so as it decreases the hip and leg pain it does show that i must have some back pain because i really feel that. Iguess it is trading this stuff for that stuff you know.
Now things have been so bad that even my pain meds were not helping so yesterday if I took one of my meds and had this on and things felt good. I do not know if that is the intention or not. But I guess I will have to talk with the doc on Friday.
Oh my ,I did not think my back would be so sore
where they made the incisions though, that does hurt, and of course it is the one part of my back that does not ever hurt....LOL
.I do not believe that Jerry lewis went from being bedridden to absolutely pain free and running down the beach...
but i do see how it helps .........some..........It makes my legs feel better. but I still have some pain , just not AS bad.
You know my doc was not going to be there so they had another one do it and it was one who was not real nice to me last year and I made his office aware of it and said that after all the money I have spent there and after the very extensive history and problems I have that I wanted to be treated well and I guess he got the message because he was sooooooooooo nice this time.
thanks guys for thinking of me, I will have to think about if this is worth another surgery or not. If the intention is to be able to be off of all meds with this ...I just do not see where it is that effective. But if it to decrease the pain by let say maybe 30% well it does do that.
Linda how much relief do you get? Is it alot more?
Let me know
Rachel sweetie how are you? Anything going better with you? You are in my thoughts.