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I've been on and off these boards with chronic pain, fusion, hardware removal, etc for the last two years. Thanks to you all for always being so caring and knowledgeable.
I had a spinal cord stimulator implanted (permanent) by Advanced Bionics about three weeks ago. I have suffered from an infection mostly from the battery pack (IPG) incision which was placed in my left buttock. Now, that's improving, and the swelling is going down. I am still getting a fair amount of drainage from both incisions.
My concern is this: instead of a flat surface. I feel the IPG on the outside of my buttock and I feel a corner of it, like it is twisted. Visually you can see the side and corner of it protruding against the skin. ALso, it makes it hard to charge it because I can't get a nice flat surface for the charger.
I just want to know from all who have the SCS if they can see/feel theirs the same way. Please let me know. Can anyone relate to the infection/drainage either?
Thanks in advance!
OH, BTW, the nerve pain in my legs and feet is almost a hundred percent gone when the stimulator is on!! YAY! Although, because of the infection and drainage, I haven't been able to really test it on my feet for long periods...but so far so great!
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