Tuesday I head to Des Moines for second test. Will take 2-3 hours. Had to be complete before surgery.
The first surgery will be scheduled for the spinal stimulator sometime after tomorrow. doctor has to file insurance and get it approved. First surgery is to do a temporary implant. They want to make sure it works. After a week they will schedule the surgery to make it permanent. Will take two months at least to recover according to the doctor but hopefully will make a difference. If the stimulator works I can cut my pain meds in half over time.
I am so thankful for the stimulator.
Will keep you posted. Email me if you have experience with a stimulator and let me know if it works with your lupus, fibromyalgia and arthritis pain.
As always please add me to your prayers. Leave a comment or email me and I'll put you in my prayers as well.
The test was merely two questionnaires and visit with the doctor. She deemed me an excellent candidate to get the stimulator. Now I wait for the doctor to approve it through insurance and it is back to Des Moines to install a temporary one. Will be done in the office. After a week I'll return to completely make it permanent. Will be done in the operating room at the hospital. Just hope to have it complete before the end of the year.