Forgot to update you all on the status of my surgery and recovery…I ended up having a second surgery. Yeah I know, already. They had to go back in and pull the lead on the right side of my spine back down. It had moved up my spine approximately 3 inches. I knew something was wrong when I turned the unit on and I was feeling the stimulation in my abdomen and chest rather than my legs. The surgeon must have tied it off better this time because it is still working properly now, a week later.
I have not had to have the unit on all day, every day. I am finding that if I use it on the really bad days, even if it is a couple in a row, I have less pain and virtually no need to turn the unit on for a couple of days. I am hoping that this means that eventually I will be able to have it removed. For now, I am just happy having a relief from the pain.