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    Hi,
    Had my interstim implanted Monday, Wow, it was a piece of cake. Went in at 7am out by 11am. They tried the left side first but didn't get a good responce so they put the lead on the right.Acually stopped on the way home to buy a cordless phone. I have had NO pain, Dr. gave me perscript. for pain med but didn't even get it filled. I was out on Thursday helping my son plant a tree. This was even easier than the trial. Dr. told me to wait till I go back to see him next Thursday to turn it on. Keeping my fingers crossed for good results.
    Thanks-- Lee

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    Hey Lee! Woo Hoo!!! That's great about your surgery -- highly unusual--but REALLY Great!!! Hope the rest of your healing continues well...just humor me, say you'll be cautious and don't bust a stitch.

    Keep us posted on your continued success!!! hi
    Somewhere there's a reason /Why things go like they do /Somewhere there's a reason /Why some things just fall through /We don't always see them /For what they really are /But I know there's a reason /Just can't see it from this far /Maybe I don't like it, /But I have no choice /I know that somewhere, /Someone hears my voice / I thought I knew it all /I thought I had it made /How could it end this way? /I thought I knew Somewhere there's a reason /Why things don't go my way /Somewhere there's a reason /That I cannot explain /Just like the change of season, /Just may not be my turn /But I know there's a reason, /The lesson's mine to learn

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    • #3
      LEE TAKE IS EASY!!! PLEASE DO NOT LIFT OR BEND!! THERE ARE CHANCES THAT THE LEAD CAN MOVED. YOU GOT WATCH WHAT YOU DO FOR ABOUT 4 WEEKS. I HAD THE OLD TRAIL STUDY DONE IN NOV. 2000 THEN THE IMPLANT PUT IN APRIL 2001. I HAD REVISION DONE IN AUG. 2001 BECAUSE MY LEAD HAD MOVED. THEN JUST HAD IT TAKEN OUT LAST MONTH BECAUSE I WAS HAVING PROBLEMS WITH IT. JUST HAD THE BOTOX DONE LAST MONDAY. DO TAKE IT EASY. DO YOU HAVE THE STAGE TRAIL DONE?? DEBORAH kissing

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      • #4
        Thanks for replys, since I was the frist one to get an interstim in this area I guess they didn't really tell me all the things I shouldn't do.
        When I asked the discharge nurse about restrictions she just said " well I guess just don't be scooting around on the floor". I didn't see the doctor after surgery as he started on the next patient. Thanks Lee

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        • #5
          Lee------the same thing happened to me. Luckily, I had my trial surgery at the hospital that knew all about interstim. However, my doctor moved to another area, so when I had the permanent surgery
          done, the hospital staff didn't know much about the post-op restrictions. However, I remembered the restrictions that I had before. DO NOT BEND OR LIFT. You don't want to do anything that could move your lead wires. Also, do not cross your legs (something I did not think of). It was
          suggested that I rest & not drive 4-6 weeks. Call your Medtronic Rep, & your doctor. This is too important to mess it up now! I know that it
          seems like such a long time, but it's worth it!
          Kathy

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          • #6
            Thanks for some very encourging news.. kissing
            I am going in on wed 4/2 for my trail interstim. I have talked with someone else that had there trial put in too and there results we favorable. blink
            I am scared to go in, yet, anxious to get it done. I was told by my dr that he is postive that I will be pleased with the results and it will help me alot.
            'The will of God will never take you where the Grace of God will not protect you.'

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            • #7
              hey brat,

              It's me michelli, everything will be fine. I am not going to lie to you it can be a little painful at times, ask for pain meds after your procedure. As I told you they poked me 5 times to get the right response. I am glad they hooked up the left side first because I got wonderful results with that side, I switched to the the right on Thursday and not that goood results from the the tight side , it i turn it up to much i get pain in my leg. at least I got relief for the left side and that positive. Good luck with your trial i hope it works.


              Lisa

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