Re: Debs...and everyone :)
- From: Debs <YOURFOOTdebs02114@xxxxxxxxx>
- Date: Wed, 30 Apr 2008 01:31:05 -0400
I 'think' so. I have never used a TENS unit. But I really think so. The pads are where the 'zaps' come from, right? If so then yes but you can turn on certain pads and turn off other pads at the same time and have different combos of on and off.
I think the stim IS like an internal TENS unit. At least it operates like that.
Ahh...I am still kinda thinking of this like a TENS unit, only it's inside of you. That's really the only way I have been able to understand it. So it's like having more "pads" on you?.
"Debs" <YOURFOOTdebs02114@xxxxxxxxx> wrote in message news:67qdk0F2q2foqU1@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx
The electrodes are at the business end of the lead. Well, actually not only at but ARE the business part of the wire!
Ok cool. I don't know why I thought it was just two. I guess since in that video it showed 2 wires being implanted.
"Debs" <YOURFOOTdebs02114@xxxxxxxxx> wrote in message news:67q6e5F2poe9pU1@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx
When they program the SCS they can give you a few that will cover different areas (or overlapping areas). The lead's electrodes cover a pretty fair area. You just need to tell them and make sure when you get the lead implanted that you feel the stimulation in all of the areas that you usually have pain. There are usually eight electrodes/lead. If I am not making sense just let me know. I haven't been doing too well lately and my posts have been way less than clear. Too tired, too much pain...
Ok, had my psych appt today for my SCS (maybe). Everything went fine. Kinda a waste of time actually if you ask me. But I guess a necessary thing. I wonder how they think this is needed if you don't need it for say having a Pacemaker implant. Which hubby has had done 13 seperate times. Yes, I said thirteen. He is so young, he keeps either wearing out the batteries, or the wires come loose, or the programming gets lost. So they have to keep going in and making adjustments or like this last one replacing the whole thing. They have worn it out so much that now they had to go to the other side of his chest. Geez...poor man.
He's a saint too. Always concerned about me before anything. Actually sometimes to his detriment. His knee is really giving him problems but he refuses to get it taken care of. I guess I am gonna have to force him..lol.
So anyway next I guess I get the test one done. Gonna be hard to tell them exactly where the pain is because it can differ from day to day. That's one of the things I am concerned about is they get the permanent one in and the pain is in a different spot. Say lower back and the next day it's mid back. That would suck. I wonder if they can fix it where it will hit different spots? Anyone know?
Thanks for being there guys. I hope I can return the favor. I know I don't post much here, but trust me I am following everyone and I do pray for you all every night..and for those that are having a tougher time than usual I pray twice :) Just holler if I can ever do anything at all for anyone here ok? Really...
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