Friday, September 15, 2006

Spinal Stimulator Day 1

The trial spinal stimulator insertion went well. We had to be there @ 0615 though. That doesn't sound bad until you factor in the fact that it's about an hour +/- drive into the big city for us. I set the alarm for 3:45pm though! Fortunatly Vicki awoke about 0430 and we were up and running. Quick shower and dressed and out the door before 0500!

The staff @ the hospital were great and they have a great policy that the patient must see the treating doc in the OR before he/she can be put out. The rep from the stimulator company was great and we found she is related by marriage to a very famous family from the town where I grew up.

So far the stimulator seems to be working well and Vicki is in minimal pain for the most part. The area where the leads were placed is tender and will be for a few days.

We'll keep everyone posted on the progress and hopefully it will work for her.

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