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    Okay all you interstim people. I am going on holidays soon and my family want to go white water rafting. Would you with the interstim? I am not sure what to do. I do not want to miss out but I am a little worried.

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    While in my uro's office last week he was telling me of a woman who had fallen and broken her wire, it was sucessfully moved to the other side of the nerve. She fell again and there was nothing else he could do for her....I can only share the story
    Courage does not always roar. Sometimes, it is the quiet voice at the end of the day saying, "I will try again tomorrow".


    • #3
      I don't have an interstim, but can give you my opinion of whitewater rafting. I went on the Kennebec River in the Northeast. Never again, even if I felt better! How do you feel about buckets of water repeatedly being dumped on your head? Staring at the front of your raft straight up in the air, while a wall of water about 10 ft. high tries to knock you into the churning, roaring water? Closing your eyes tight, as you go over a 12 ft. drop, screaming...thinking you have been knocked out of the raft....only to open your eyes and find yourself splashing in the raft's center, while being knocked in the head with someone else's paddle? By the way, you're not supposed to hold on, just paddle like mad & listen to directions screamed out by your guide ... When I finally got off the raft after 3 hours of this, I had enough adrenaline in my system to last for years. This was not the babbling, foamy, fun ride I thought would be fun. It was really scary,and it didn't matter if you knew how to swim. If you fall out of the raft, you're advised to put your feet out in front of you to avoid hitting the rocks, and 1 out of every 5 does leave the raft, we were told. Now if all this doesn't scare you, maybe you'll have a good time! Good luck and God bless!
      We can help one another here. Sue


      • #4
        I would Not go! This thing has helped me too much and I don't want to risk losing it! I've heard of too many people doing a lot less and having their wires disconnect and or break.



        • #5
          Thanks for the advise. I do not think I will go but I will not be in a very good mood the day that they get to go. Maybe I will go for a massage etc. at the spa instead. Sounds like something an old people would do.
          When I get back I have a tour booked at Medtronics. I am looking forward to it.
          Take care everyone!