Re: Does anyone have redness and bruising at their SCS battery site?
Was the fitting them going in and repositioning it or was that when it was initially implanted? I have your same sentiments with the normal pain to be expected. The fact is these things were supposed to help with the pain, not make things worse. I worry too, about the Medtronic reps. I was told that their heavier patients do not have any problems with pain in their battery sites. If that is the case, they should have evaluated if my weight was an issue from the start. I feel they are saying anything to me to try to justify the pain I'm feeling. Also, I've read stories of one implant being extracted because it had failed and the patient had clearly told them and the Dr. that she wanted the device to take with her so she could try to find out what had happened. Of course, the Medtronic rep is always there when any procedures are done on these units and when the patient woke, the rep had taken it with them. Out of curiosity, how is the receiver working out with it being located in your stomach? Are you able to wear normal clothing and what type of pain sensations are you experiencing (burning, stabbing, aching?) I hope you get your problems worked out as well, as for me, I'm wanting it taken out and as soon as possible.
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