Day 5 post-op: my pain has gone from 8/10 to 1/10. Surgery is a complete success. Boston Scirntific SCS with 32 contact lead paddle. Programming has been tricky and it will take many visits to get it right but I have it down well enough for laying on my left, right, sitting on the couch, and physical therapy walking which is all I'm doing right now. It's a huge quality of life shift. The only sharp pain I have is the three incisions in my back. I didn't realize how painful it would be. It's the worst pain I've ever been in. But, it's temporary, maybe two or three weeks. Each day it gets better. At first I couldn't move. Now I can sit up with minimal help, shower half my body before asking for assistance, getting dressed is a challenge and I can't tie my shoes but again, it's temporary.
I can't wait to return to work.
I remember when I first turned on the implant. My CRPS pain completely melted away. 100%. I cried for so long, happy tears.
If you're considering a SCS, it's well worth it. I can't wait to see what next month looks like. It surely won't be me laying in bed 22 hours a day like I used to.