This last week I had my appointment with the Nevro Rep & my surgeon. I had cautioned myself not to have too great of expectations. The 2 1/2 hour drive was made MUCH easier because our larger and STINK’N BRAND NEW Chevy Equinox. (We are now a 1 car family!). ANYWAY! though my foot/calf pain had basically stabilized to a # 6/7 … I was happy to report the joy I was having at rarely experiencing low back pain anymore. I had concerns that the adjustments to address the pain in my foot & calf would change that. He assured me that he could make changes that would keep my back “in hiding”.
The Nevro Rep made his changes via the computer … it was rather quite simple. My hope was to feel some pain relief within 12 hours. After that I had a certain amount of control myself to “mess around” with different programs … as long as I made only 1 change every 48 hours. The Surgeon came in and “heard” my concerns and was even more responsive to seeing the pictures of my left foot/calf being noticeably redder than the right. I had some swelling in my left leg and he mentioned it was likely from not exercising it. (Well yeah! …. I sat in a recliner afraid to move my foot for fear of increased pain. Like I said … even the hair follicles on my leg hurt.) I did feel like he “heard” my concerns …. thanks to the Nevro Rep.
12 hours later ….. I had noticeable improvement in my foot/calf pain and additional improvement in my leg pain. My back pain did not return! Can I get another HALLELUJAH!!!!!!!
48 hours after that I made an additional adjustment (yesterday) and I am feeling additional slow but sure progress. Again, my progress is matching my hope!
Since my appointment, I have taken 2 walks, each over a mile long, was able to get back creating with my sewing machine … and was able to “hang”, without horrid pain, with my mom in the ER for 1/2 the day. Feeling quite chipper, indeed!
… to be continued ….