So nil by mouth now, or more accurately clear fluids until the morning! Feeling a bit nervous again, hence still awake, but also allowing myself to feel some excitement. Watching TV this evening, it was fantastic to be able to control the pain at the push of a button. Mum and I had fun earlier washing my hair backwards over the basin – there was surprisingly little water on the floor and the stimulation definitely helped!
I first heard the expression “spinal cord stimulator” in relation to me in a pain clinic about 8 years ago, with a price tag attached at £25,000! Wow, I didn’t really believe it would eventually be me. I have added a page with some info, videos and links about the device.
Next report – Guy’s hospital!!