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TonyaJanelle

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@Linde
Don't see that you have a blog or such, so thought I'd chip in here and ask how your doing after your recent procedure ? From what I've seen in bits and pieces it did not go as smoothly as hoped. Or is it just taking you longer than expected to recover?

Sorry to hear you're hurting still but great to see you posting again.

Be well
 

Linde

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@TonyaJanelle
I am doing OK. I was not expecting that much surgical pain, because I did not expect that they would cut open as much of my back, as they did. I don't know why I was hoping it would be less, because logical thinking speaks against it.
They embedded two electrodes into my spinal cord, one for each body half, and they implanted the control unit right on top of my right hip bone. This means, they had to run the leeds all the way from my spine over to my side, and had to bury them inside of me. This means, a rather long surgical wound in the middle of my back that hurts with every movement I make. I can't lean back in a chair, and in bed I can lay on my right sie only (and getting into that position means a lot of back movements).
The pain is getting slowly better. I think after this experience, I can take on any SRS without any fear.

I really thought that this surgery would have been a walk in the park, something like let's quick do it and be over with. It sure was not the case!

As funny sideline, they used a standard boobs binder to hold the dressings in place. Once I am done, I have my very own binder, and can hide my boobs whenever I feel like it!


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Linde
 
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Maybebaby56

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@Linde Best wishes for a fast recovery to you, hon. Recovery post-op from anything involving incisions and sutures is never fun. "Minor surgery" is what happens to other people.

With kindness,

Terri
 

Donica

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Speedy recovery Linde! I've been missing you around the forum.

Hugs!
 

Moni

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Linde, I give you permission to curse from the pain. I missed you! Hope they decided not to put bolts on the neck. LOL Always wondered why Frankenstein had them, for jumper cables? Please, coffee, no jumper cables! Quick recovery Sweetie!
 

Linde

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Thank you ladies. It is getting better every day!

And no Moni, the cables are to low on my back, they would have to design new tops so I could connect jumper cables to them, not a bad idea though, might even save money in the long range, for no need to buy coffee anymore.
I have to check on the 29th when they pull the staples, if a slight modification for jumper cables could be done.



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LInde
 

Lexxi

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Hi Linde,

With all that hardware in your body now did they happen to give you a couple of USB ports in there somewhere? Something like that might come in handy. Let's say you're at the beach and someone needs to charge their phone, they can hook it right up to. You could charge them $10 bucks for a 30 minute charge. You could make all kinds of money just laying there on the beach charging phones. 😂🤪😂
 

Linde

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Lexxi, the idea of charging phones would be great, but I am afraid I don't have the spare capacity for this.
The control unit inside me has a 90 day capacity battery in. I have a contactless inductive charger unit to recharge it. I have lay on my right side, strap that charger to my body and lay there for an hour and let the thing charge again. I think that i can say about every 90 days or so: "sorry people, I can't do this, because I am out of fuel, and I have to recharge my battery".
I also have a little card to give to people when I need to go through security checks that i will set off all kinds of alarms, as being a partially bionic woman!


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Linde
 

Linde

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View attachment 210

Sorry, just had to!

Hugs,

Allie
No need for sorry Allie. They took me as the model making this photo! See, I can now dial in how fast my legs move, I can just have them run, while I sit back and watch them!

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Linde
 

Kenna

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Yes, even minor surgery can be painful, as I can attest to from yesterday with my little toe surgery. Yours is much more significant, and backs are so frequently the source of so much pain. I can scarecly imagine what it much be like! Please take it easy and don't do too much!
On a trivial note, I too have gained a collection of "pins" in my foot, but I suspect they're too small to set off security alarms.
Hugs,
-Kenna
 

Linde

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Yes, even minor surgery can be painful, as I can attest to from yesterday with my little toe surgery. Yours is much more significant, and backs are so frequently the source of so much pain. I can scarecly imagine what it much be like! Please take it easy and don't do too much!
On a trivial note, I too have gained a collection of "pins" in my foot, but I suspect they're too small to set off security alarms.
Hugs,
-Kenna
Kenna, I am rapidly on the way to heal currently, and with the additional testosteron I am taking, I found out that I am becoming a mean bitch. Today I threatened a rude guy that I would whoop his rear end for calling me a stupid woman!


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Linde
 
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