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    I have the interstim, do you know if it can move out of place after 9 months? I help lift a 50 pounds luggage (it was not that much that I lifted!) and I feel a little different (in a different place) the stimulation... I"M VERY SCARED, do you think it can move after all those months after surgery?

  • #2
    Hi lucia,

    I would just think that you need to have it adjusted.
    It could of been the way you lifted that may have change the setting a bit.
    I have had my InterStim over four years and I had many adjustments from time to time thinking that what I had done may have moved it to..

    Hang in there lucia.

    Thinking positive has got me through to another day!!


    • #3
      i'M SCARED TO DEATH!!!!!!!!!!
      I'll call my doctor, but I asked him after surgery that if I was able to lift things etc... and he told me that it is imposible that the lead can move after 2 months after surgery...

      so you think that it can't move?


      • #4
        Hi Lucia,
        I think it may be possible it moved if you lifted that much...but I have no idea what size person you are with how much strength.

        If I go to the gym I can do seated cable rows and assisted squats with in and arounds 80lbs at a time. But if you lifted it improperly or put any kind of strain on your lower back, it could be that muscles are sliding over the stimulated area differently (b/c they've shifted) . This could account for feeling the stimulation in a different spot than you normally would.

        If you are really concerned by all means, request an xray to see if the lead has moved--especially if the device isn't working for you in a positve manner.

        I hope you find an answer soon!
        y. 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


        • #5
          don't be scared you probably need to be reprogrammed...... I had my interstim in 4/16 and got re-programed 5/13..... Every so often you may have to do that and its normal... as long as you have no pain, and its workong I think there is miminal concern, what did your doctor say?
          'The will of God will never take you where the Grace of God will not protect you.'


          • #6
            I'm thinking about the interstim...
            but it scares me... can the lead move as easy as that?