Re: SCS removal
You're not alone!
I've had 5 surgeries; the most serious was a two level fusion L5/L4 March 2007. Grew too much bone and had to have it shaved down in December 2007. Had an ANS/SCS implanted in September 2008.
Long story short, my doc hit a blood vessel (that's what he claims) during the surgery that woke me from a dead sleep. It felt like someone shot 500,000 volts of electricity down my leg. Since that time, I am still swollen at the site, have a great deal of pain and the numbness in my legs has increased. The SCS is almost irritating at this point. I have an appointment tomorrow with the doc to see if one of the leads shifted or if the swelling is the cause of the numbness.
I am going to keep plugging. I wish you the best. Remember, you are not alone. Good luck!