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    Hi Everybody, I had my surgery a year ago April 10th. I had several adjustments but found that where I was set, right after surgery, seems to be the best setting for me. I do the best when my unit is turned up to about 4.0 even though I have butt, leg and foot stimulation. When it gets to annoying I shut the unit off for three to four days and during that time I do very well. I usually do the best turned on for two weeks and then turned off for three or four days to let things rest. I am still doing DMSO and Heperin instillations weekly. I am able to travel again and even took a two week vacation to the west coast in January. I'm also planning an Easter trip. I couldn't have done that a year ago before I had the surgery. My Medtronics Rep. and Doctor agree that with thier help everybody has to experiment a little and figure out what works best for them. Thank you Debbie, Teri and Ruth for your love and support to help me through the last year. It's not perfect but I'm a lot better than I was last year. Good Luck Everybody and be patient. You will eventually figure it out. My thoughts and prayers are with you. Carolyn B

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    {{{{{Carolyn}}}}} It's so good to hear from you and hear that you are doing so well Thank you so much for taking the time to post and give hope to others....
    tons of Love~teri
    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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      I am just so happy to hear from you and to hear about the results you are getting!!!
      It is sure is a blessing when you are able to travel and enjoy yourself too!!!

      I often think of you Carolyn and wonder how you were doing!!
      Please come and post again,as I sure miss hearing from you too!!!
      I thank you Carolyn for letting others know how you are doing and to share your story with them!!!
      Wow, where did that year go to???
      It will be 2 years for me on April 20Th..

      Just know my thoughts are with you and hoping you have lots more success with the InterStim !!

      Sending You Lots Of Tender Hugs: ~~~~Debbie~~~

      Thinking positive has got me through to another day!!