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    Hey Everone~~~~ Another Procedure Upcoming~~~
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    bj1208 posted:
    Hi Everyone -


    Well, my pain doc sent me to a neurosurgeon spine specialist who specializes in pain reduction treatments. I went with the intentions of finding out if I would be a candidate for the pain pump implant.


    He would like to do a Spinal Cord Stimulator Implant Trial (remember I had this done 3 years ago and had problems).


    Well he uses a different mfg where they do not use leads but use flat panels which I had horrible problems with the leads causing more severe pains.


    So, tomorrow afternoon I go for an MRI of my mid back to check and see if there is enough room to do this (will have spinal block done as u have to be awake) and if a bone needs to be filed then they will do that - after review of the MRI and I pass, the I get to go for the good ole psych evaluation (lovely 3 1/2 hours) and then the procedure will be set - think this may be end of November or first part of Dec -


    I am looking forward to this as they do use the flat panels and if by some weird problem and it does not work then he will set me up for the pain pump implant -


    well just thought I would let u all know what was in store - I will keep u all updated -


    take care - Blessings and HUGS to all -


    Joy
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    davedsel57 responded:
    Hi, Joy.

    I will be praying for you and looking forward to your updates.
    Click on my user name or avatar picture to read my story.

    Blessings,

    -Dave
     
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    Chris_WebMD_Staff responded:
    Keep us posted on your progress Joy. Blessings to you as well. Please take care of yourself, we will be thinking of you and sending you healing thoughts! (((gentle hugs)))
    Chrissy~ WebMD Staff

    Confucius Say;
    Our greatest glory is not in never falling, but in rising every time we fall.

     
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    DianeR01 replied to Chris_WebMD_Staff's response:
    Good Luck on this Joy. I will be thinking good thoughts.

    I can only hope you find a way to reduce your pain.

    di
     
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    lazydazey responded:
    Oh good luck Joy! I hope this helps and works, you will be in my thoughts and prayers. Please let us know how it goes. Take care and God bless you.
     
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    bj1208 responded:
    Thanks everyone~~~


    Had my T-Spine MRI this afternoon and now have more reports to add to my file!!! LOL Think my med file is over 5 inches thick now


    So guess I will be hearing from the spine specialist soon on the psychiatrist appt for the evaluation which I"m not looking forward to as it's about a 3 hour test then they will set up the appt for the Trial stimulator to be done -


    Oh I really hope this works - thanks for all the prayers and wishes - will keep u all updated -


    ((((HUGS))))
     
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    Deach777 replied to bj1208's response:
    Joy, i hope this proc. works for you. You've been in pain such a long time and tried so many things. Bet you feel like a lab rat by now. LOL My prayers will be with you, ~Deach~


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