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So I’m having a trial for for something called a spinal cord stimulator, they partially implanted it Thursday at 7am. I was at the hospital at 5am. The device is for chronic back pain in my case from an old injury. Last night I got maybe 3hrs of sleep. Was awake damn nearly all night. Tonight’s not looking much better. Slept from 10’ish until 1am.. about 30 min ago. I read this can happen with the device, but it’s not like an official side affect. Anyway... just venting. I suspect I’m the only member here in this situation. Frown I’m so tired.. but can’t sleep.


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Good luck to you with the adjustment period.
I was ~induced to have that procedure for ongoing neuropathy of my feet,
which is traveling up my calves. Seven years ago I had to trade my stick shift for an auto; lost the feel of the clutch...
In 2018 I did a minimally invasive test. I was not deemed a 'good' candidate.

I wish you the best, recovery & relief. Please let us know.
Meanwhile, for you its back to counting Sigs. Good middle of the night. Wink

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Thanks guys, I appreciate the sentiments. I actually dozed off for a couple of hours! Awake again sadly. The device is helping with my chronic pain, which is a miracle... just don’t understand why I’m not crashing from tiredness. I guess it’ll catch up to me eventually.


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Glad to hear the implant is helping with the pain.



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Hope it helps you out!

I didn't sleep five minutes yesterday, and only 3-4 hours Thursday night. In my case stress and pain. So tired right now.



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I hope you can find the right position to sleep in, sleep deprivation is awful. I had shoulder surgery on Tuesday and I'm sleeping in a recliner to minimize movement. I was up every few hours due to discomfort/pain. It sucks but hopefully it's temporary for both of us.
 
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Well I ended up passing out off and on throughout the night. Better than the first night so I guess I’ll take it. I’ll take insomnia over the chronic pain any day! Thanks


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Document all the details with your physician. Jot down all your thoughts. Not being able to fall asleep is a COMPLEX problem, which is not easily solved. In particular write down everything that comes to mind that is keeping you awake.
 
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Keep us posted on your progress. My wife is considering the same procedure but is a little apprehensive about it. Sending well wishes your way dry-fly.
 
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Thanks for all the advice, I appreciate it.
Bytes.. I’ve had trials for SCS in the past, years ago. Even had one implanted. They never worked well. I had my arm twisted assuring me the technology had improved and that I should give it another try. This one has been on the money so far! It’s made by Boston Scientific. I could actually tell the day of the surgery that my “chronic” pain was better. It’s been two days and still going well. I. Keeping my fingers crossed!

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Keep us posted on your progress. My wife is considering the same procedure but is a little apprehensive about it. Sending well wishes your way dry-fly.


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