Nickie Coby (puppybraille) wrote,
Nickie Coby

SCS Journal: The pre-op period

I've finally got a surgery date! After quite a bit of waiting for the insurance company to decide that they'd approve my spinal chord stimulator, the date is set for January 20. I feel excited and nervous, kind of like I did before Guide Dog school.

I know this device could greatly enhance my life, but I'm not sure how much. I've had the "Juno walk" of sorts, meaning the trial, and yet I remember that the Juno walk didn't hold a candle to the real thing; my loveable adorable Julio. What changes will I notice? How will the surgery go? How much pain will I be in after?

I also feel a great sense of peace about this. I greatly like and trust my surgeon. He actually had the components of the system for me to touch so I understand what's going to be done on Thursday. That's pretty darn amazing in my book. He seemed very knowledgeable and reassuring. I felt that we clicked.

Anyway, that's what's going on from here.
Tags: chronic illness, chronic pain, rsd sucks, spinal chord stimulator, surgery
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