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    After having the device in for 54 months with it working only 18 of those months and 1 revision surgery it's outa here on the 25th. I can't believe how emotional I've gotten over this. I want it out. It's an unnecessary object in my body that is doing nothing to help me but it's been such a long battle trying and trying to get that feeling I had for 18 months. Sometimes I think it's become a part of me because we are always so careful not to bump it or if we are waiting in lines, we make sure to protect that cheek of our fanny I'm sure not looking forward to surgery again. The last one about put me over the edge. I spent months in bed crying. If it hadn't been for some other interstim girls who had surgeries at the same time I had my revision, I know I would have lost my mind. That emotional support is something you can't get from a bottle.

    And, I've basically gone off my major pain medication. Got to the point where I had to make the decision if I wanted to drive or not. I've got 2 grandchildren who are being taken care of while my daughter is schooling/working and I am the emergency contact. So, for the benefit of others, it's time. I know that it's here if I get to be in horrific pain. I am still taking my dilaudid and zanaflex and I gotta tell you, it's nice having a clear mind again eek I didn't have any idea how bad it was until I did my HB'S books. I got 1/2 way thru them and a few days later when I went to finish them I couldn't believe the mistakes I'd made...........to ALL ICers who are still able to maintain a job, even if it's only a couple days a week, I gotta big huge grouphug for you because I was reminded of how hard is it and I only do books quarterly.

    I've got soooooooooooooo much to do before the 25th and I'm in total panic mode. When I ask my uro about the recovery he laughed and said with others it's only a matter of a couple of weeks but with you who knows blink I know that there is nerve damage in my back and I'm scared to death but I'm even more scared to leave it in. It looks like the device they are working on now will be fantastic. The surgery will be simple as pie and the recovery time will be basically zero but this old bird is done , I've got too many other things happening in my family and I need to emotionally find some middle ground that I can stand on.

    I am hoping that "brat" will take over this section on the interstim. She's had the new trial AND surgery so she has so much more info to share than us oldtimers. And, even if she doesn't offically take it over, she is still here for each and every one of you.

    Thanks for listening~
    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".

  • #2
    ((((((((TERI))))))))
    God bless you kissing I know you will do fine, I am so sorry that your interstim was not a success. I hope your surgery goes well and I am glade you have a clear mind on things, its been rough for you... you keep me posted or email me on how you are doing. I am here for you.
    Brat
    'The will of God will never take you where the Grace of God will not protect you.'

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    • #3
      Teri, you have been such a great supporter here. I really hope that you will feel 100% better than as how you are feeling right now.
      I really thank you for all the support you are giving, it really helps when you don't have anyone in your family or friends that can understand all our bladder and interstim problems or surgeries that we have gone thru,
      Thanks a lot, and please don't forget to keep in touch!
      GOOD LUCK ON YOUR SURGERY!!!

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      • #4
        Teri, I know that this will go well for you. It's about time something good happened. You're in my thoughts & prayers. kissing Kathi
        One Day At A Time
        Kathi

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        • #5
          grouphug grouphug grouphug Teri you are in my prayers and thoughts. Please keep us updated on how you are doing. Hang in there .There is hope.
          Hang in there , There is hope.
          There is hope. Prayer works.

          Love, Debbie

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          • #6
            banghead I also have the interstim and have only had it for 9 months. It has never worked for me. The temporary did help. I have had several adjustments with no change. I can't wait to have mine taken out either. Please let us know (Teri) how it goes. I would really like to know since I am contemplating the same thing. I have had to go from a full-time job to a part-time job. It's still hard to work that much. Good luck and God bless. My prayers are with you.
            A Christian Surviving IC,
            Kristi

            "And now these three remain: faith, hope, and love. But the greatest of these is love." Cor: 13:13

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            • #7
              Teri,

              Bless you! I will pray for a smooth surgery and a fast recovery. Good Luck!

              Kenzy

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              • #8
                Thankx so much you guys kissing
                Hospital called today for the pre-admittance stuff and I've got to say, after countless surgeries in the last 11 years, this time I'm scared......like, really scared baby baby
                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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                • #9
                  Teri,
                  This time you'll be fine, really fine. With all of the good deeds you've done, it's time for them to come back 1000-fold.

                  many many hugs... grouphug grouphug grouphug and, an angel watching over you!
                  Positive thoughts and prayers that new treatments for IC will reach all who struggle with this disease,

                  SusanC

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                  • #10
                    grouphug Teri,
                    you are in my thoughts and prayers kissing
                    Brat
                    'The will of God will never take you where the Grace of God will not protect you.'

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                    • #11
                      Teri you are in my thoughts and prayers too. Hang in there. There's hope.
                      Hang in there , There is hope.
                      There is hope. Prayer works.

                      Love, Debbie

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                      • #12
                        Teri, you deserve a break and I am praying for you. I know you will be okay!!

                        Pat

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