Originally Posted by Sophie_
Declan will explain everything to you, are you having the medtronic or navroe system?
Basically after you have the trial and the implant is going ahead a technician calls to your room, sets up your required setting and shows you how to use it, it's actually easy to use it. After about 6 weeks the technician sets up your stimulator to automatically detect whether your sitting, standing or lying and the device changes to settings you have previously set.
To charge your device you attach a circular type pad over the stimulator which is on a belt. The pad thing you will have already charged just like you wld have charged your mobile so you can walk around and do normal stuff while charging. I work, walk and pretty much anything when I charge, I need to charge about twice a week, if you let it go too low it can take hours to charge back up and tat annoys me a bit so I charge more often.
I hope tis all makes sense, if you've any Q plse feel free to post and I'll ans them. By the way how did you get on with Keavney, he told me my pain was in my head! Needless to say I'd never recommend tat sort of carryon to anyone. I think Declan is fantasic he really cares and knows what he's talking about.
while keaveny done nothing for me , he was at least nice unlike doctor pollard who i saw before that , she wouldnt even sit down while talking to you , keaveny telling you that it was in your head was just the usual doctor way of making excuses for the fact that he was unable to solve your problem , its a cheap shot and the last arrow in thier armour
i saw doctor o keefe again yesterday and it looks like i will have the scs fitted by the end of september which is good news , i had to have a psychological assessment yesterday aswell , apparently the insurance companys insist on it , apart from the fact that the assessment consisted of a bunch of pointless and completely irrelevant questions about my life in general , the consultant who carried out the assessment was incredibly smug and condescending , wouldnt let me ask any questions and seemed to delight in asking me deeply personal questions about my family , she even went so far as to ask me how i felt about my dad dieing suddenly over a decade ago , as if that was remotley relevant to my having a spinal cord stimulator installed , when the assesment was over , she told me i needed more education about how the spinal cord stimulator , she seemed surprised that i couldnt explain how it works in the same way a mechanic might explain how the combustion engine functions , frankly , i think theese people have to put you down on something in order to justify thier 220 euro for 15 mins work