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BINKYBUNNY FORUMS > THE LOUNGE > I got my neurostimlator put in!!!!
Last Post by Michelle&Lolli at 10/31/2012 2:26 PM (9 Replies)
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User is Offline Michelle&Lolli
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10/29/2012 2:54 PM

It's a device sort of like a pacemaker in a way.  It has leads that go into the epidural space of my spine and a battery/computer thing under my skin on my rear end.  It sends electric impulses to my brain to counteract the pain signals my nerves are shooting off randomly and constantly.  This manifests as a constant tingling sensation.  I have a little remote thing that I use to turn the intensity up or down.  

Sounds like major surgery, but it was just outpatient.  I was off work all last week although I could've probably went back on Friday.  As some of you know, I was so bored last week.  I kind of posted on facebook while under the influence of percoset.     So obviously this gizmo is working.  I am feeling pain from mainly the procedure.  sometimes I get the other "normal" pain, but then I just shift or turn up the intesity and I tingle and the pain goes away.  LOL

I stayed Sunday and Monday night with my mom.  Monday was the procedure.  Came back late Tuesday afternoon.  So Lolli had Grandpa taking care of her.  Uhhh.....she was not impressed with me.  My dad took care of her just fine.  Just not like I do.  Plus I left her, (strike one), she didn't get as many treats and lettuce one night, (strike 2) and................I SMELLED WEIRD (STRIKE THREE).  I suppose it's the same as one bunny coming home smelling different after a vet visit.  LOL  She finally forgave me on Thursday night by nose bumping me several times and letting me give her kisses and nose pets.  

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User is Offline jerseygirl
Australia
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10/29/2012 4:28 PM
Yay! Happy to hear the procedure went well. Here's to a more pain free life Michelle!
Whoever says "It's only a rabbit" has obviously never loved a rabbit.

User is Offline Skipper's Mama
Florida
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10/29/2012 5:08 PM
Yay!!! I'm so happy for you! Happy healing to you!

User is Offline LBJ10
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10/29/2012 6:40 PM
The way you describe it sounds really weird. LOL
Glad you got it, I remember you talking about it before. =)

User is Offline peppypoo
Texas
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10/29/2012 8:21 PM
Whoa, very very neat! What was your diagnosis before?

Glad you're feeling better .
Tammo (RIP), Milo (RIP), Peppy, Remi

User is Offline NikitaSue20
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10/29/2012 9:02 PM
Lol I saw the topic in the active topics and the first thing I thought was "what is a neurostimlator?" and the first sentence like anwser my question. I sat back and was like THEY ARE READING MY MIND! lol just had to share that but i'm very happy that this helps with your pain.

User is Offline Michelle&Lolli
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10/30/2012 1:26 AM
Peppy - my official diagnosis by my pain specialist is neuropathy. I had severe pain in my back and down my left leg along with numbness and tingling in both feet. I am on neurontin on a very low dose as that seems to be the only thing that gave me any kind of relief from the pain.

Everyone - Yes. It is so freaking weird and I had never heard of this before either. I also feel like I need to explain it because I know everyone I talk to about it is like what the heck is THAT? LOL Thank you everyone! And yes, I'm very happy right now. Now if only the healing itchiness would go away! LOL
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User is Offline Sarita
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10/30/2012 3:28 AM
Healing vibes - hoping this works for you!

User is Offline Elrohwen
Hudson Valley, NY
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10/31/2012 9:18 AM
Wow, that's pretty neat! I hope it continues to work for you because it sounds like a great solution for you.

It's just amazing what modern medicine can do now. Haha.

Is the device like those electrical stimulator things they use at the physical therapists? I remember it being a weird electrical tingle.
- Elrohwen

User is Offline Michelle&Lolli
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10/31/2012 2:26 PM
Yes. It's like a permanent TENS unit. My lower body feels like it's vibrating. I even touch my leg sometimes to see. LOL
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