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    Re: Boston Scientific spinal cord stimulator

    Posted by weary on 3/21/16

    On 3/21/16, weary wrote:
    > Boston Scientific has not
    provided any real resources for
    > patients who have complications
    of the spinal cord
    > stimulator. I have been reduced
    to existing. I have had
    > increased digestive problems and
    lost a lot of weight. The
    > battery pack flipped over and
    has pulled the cord out of
    > place and is pulling on the
    leads. The cord is hitting
    > against my spine. The pain is
    extreme! My hands and feet
    > are always cold and my
    temperature bounces from 96.1 to
    > 99.6F. I have pain through my
    torso, head,arm and leg on
    > one side. I am off balance and
    walk with a cane. I am 47
    > years old but might as well be
    87. I can't think straight,
    > my memory is affected, my
    depression and anxiety are out of
    > control. The surgeon who put it
    in only wants to replace
    > with a new model, He refused to
    remove it. I was not told
    > in 2013 when I had the surgery
    that a paddle lead would
    > make a difference if I needed it
    removed. The unit flipped
    > on 12/31/2016 and I'm still
    trying to find a neurosurgeon
    > to remove it. I can't get help
    anywhere so I sit here in
    > pain and wish for a quick
    painless death. I can't sleep for
    > long, I dream of pain and it
    wakes me everyday. The worst
    > decision of my life! Information
    about this is not
    > available anywhere. You can find
    general things but no
    > symptoms of problems. Their info
    said to see your surgeon
    > or go to an emergency room, well
    I did both and neither
    > helped me. I live in a state
    that the laws protect everyone
    > but the patient. Trial was great
    but I never had enough
    > relief to offset the pain and
    problems from the permanent
    > one. I only want help but they
    have went into the same
    > speil, deny and ignore. I have
    also had urinary problems
    > and some of these things I won't
    find out until it's
    > removed to see, so I can't
    pursue other health problems
    > while this is going on. I
    understand that there's
    > complications from anything but
    they give no details and
    > information because they don't
    want to scare off any
    > potential customers (money). I
    meant that it first flipped on
    12/31/2015,see my thoughts are
    jumbled.

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  • Boston Scientific spinal cord stimulator , 3/21/16, by weary.
  • Re: Boston Scientific spinal cord stimulator , 3/21/16, by weary.


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