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    I just got my neurostimulator 2 weeks ago and I'm starting to see results already. The last 3 nights, I haven't had to get up to pee during the night BUT... When I do get up and go around 8am, my bladder hurts and it lasts about 30min. OK, I think it's a ok trade off but I was wondering if others had this happen. I think that maybe it will hurt a while because my bladder isn't used to holding that much but I wonder if it will get better. I'm doing ok but still get sore if i do certain things. I can sit comfortably for about 15min but i think sitting is pushing the stimulator up a bit so i can only handle it so long. I won't be able to sleep on my back for a very long time. I wake up once a night to change positions because rolling over is a whole process that I can't do in my sleep yet because if i do it wrong, it really hurts. I'm still trying to get used to that feeling of having a wallet in my back pocket even when i'm not wearing any pants. I had a bit more frequency than expected at first but I started menstruating. I didn't feel any of the PMS belly pain. I'm optimistic about this treatment so far and I think it's working because even with the best treatment I had tried and on the best night, I would still wake up a minimum of 1 time per night but usually 2-3 times.

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    Chantal,

    I'm glad to hear that the Interstim is working for you. It can be a great device for some people.


    Best Wishes and Take Care!
    "Never take, I don't know how to help you as an answer."

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    Kara

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    • #3
      I had my first surgery in Oct of 99 and it was a piece of cake. Had my second surgery in Oct of last year and I wasn't able to lay on my back for about 3 months....took 6 months for ALL of the pain and soreness to go away.

      Neither of my surgeries helped with bladder pain. It is MUCH easier dealing with the pain when you don't have to use the bathroom every 20 minutes [img]wink.gif[/img]

      I have so many scars on my fanny from the 2 surgeries that I keep saying I'm going to have a tatoo that says "OUCH" put there and one of these days, I'll do it [img]wink.gif[/img]

      hoping you have GREAT results with your interstim!
      teri
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      Courage does not always roar. Sometimes, it is the quiet voice at the end of the day saying, "I will try again tomorrow".

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      • #4
        Hi..just wanted to let you know that sometimes if I wait to go to the bathroom, my bladder still hurts. I think that is because the bladder lining is still not cured with the interstim. I do not wake up at night either anymore. But I have noticed if I try to wait and go during the day the longer I wait the more it hurts and what a relief it is to go!!! You will get used to the device in your back. I really do not even notice it anymore. I got my interstim in Sept 2001. To me it has been my savior. And I am very thankful for it. I wish you luck. <img src="graemlins/baby.gif" border="0" alt="[baby]" /> <img src="graemlins/blah.gif" border="0" alt="[blah]" /> <img src="graemlins/jester.gif" border="0" alt="[jester]" />
        Patricia

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