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    Well I am happy to report that the interstim implant has changed me. No more burning, no more pain, no more urgent feelings. I still get up to go once at night but it is a small price to pay for such a cessation in pain. Now I have to get off the vicodin. I don't take the fentanyl or oxycontin anymore. I feel normal again. The blood infection was a curve ball, but the doc is convinced it was a stomach fluke and is not talking about removal. He will watch the incision closely, but so far it has been perfect, no pain, no discomfort. I don't even have to see him again for 3 weeks, that is the longest I have gone in 24 months. I am tired from the ordeal and will be cautious, waiting for the pain to return, I can't believe it yet, but I am enjoying the break. Sex is good too, no problem with orgasm.

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    Great to hear this Carlye, boy you got great results really fast too!!

    It is a great different having the InterStim , as I have my life back to normal and this has been the greatest thing that ever happen to me..
    Having my InterStim now for over two and half years, it is a blessing each everyday to.
    I know what you mean about medication , I am not on any medication since I got the Implant, and I lost over 20 pounds too..
    I know what you mean about sex, my sex life has improved big time!!!

    So I am just so very happy that the InterStim has help you Carlye!!!
    Welcome my "bionic sister " to the "bionic club"

    Hugs: Debbie
    Thinking positive has got me through to another day!!


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      I am so glad to hear that you are feeling better and have had succes with the Interstim, especially since I am scheduled to have mine done on Sept 12. Do you mind if I ask you some questions? Did you have pain from IC before the implant? What was your major complaint? if you had pain how bad was it? When did you get your interstim? Did you have to have a lot of adjustments? My major complaint is Pain, then frequency and then urgency. I think I could handle the frequency and urgency if I didn't have the PAIN... What do you suggest for me? Should I do the surgery or not?
      If you want more information on me you can check out my post of Interstim for Pain yes or no...
      thanks for any advice you or anyone can give.
      ~Cindy aka Miss Who
      ~Wishing everyone improved health!

      You, Lord, are all I have,
      and you give me all I need;
      my future is in your hands


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        {{{{{Carlye}}}}}You go GIRL You have given me so much encouragement....I am praying that my second surgery will do for my pain what your's has done for's because of you that I have the courage to do the staged trial this time. I was the one with the biggest mouth talking against the staged and now this big mouth is eating soooooooooooooo many words (hope there are no calories in words :eek:.

        You deserve this. ENJOY my Friend
        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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          Nice to know that you are doing so well!!!!
          The numbers are increasing as far as Interstim working!

          Keep enjoying it!