Wow, to think it has almost been a year from the spinal cord stimulator implant and almost two years from the time of being pushed off that wall. Living with reflex sympathetic dystrophy will never be easy. The spinal cord stimulator I am still getting use to, it has took a positive change on my life! It is so different to have something placed in your spine. With determination I have got much of my movement back in my right arm. Still today I struggle with chronic pain and every day is a struggle for me, I still push forward with a positive attitude to make my life as fun as possible . I believe now what is so difficult for me is time is going on and alot of people don't understand. The reason it is so emotional for me is I am starting to realize there really is no more the doctors can do for me and this pain is for the rest of my life. You look at the doctors as god and can fix anything, but once you are injured with something they can't fix it is kind of shocking well to me anyway. Well other then that I am doing great and wishing for a cure one day as the rest of us. I still have faith. For all of you that are deciding on a spinal cord stimulator implant, go for it. To tell the truth it really is the most positive thing I could have done with my pain even though it has not took away it all, I am thankful for what it has helped.
Published On: October 24, 2010