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ScottSuff

Follow the DBS Road

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im 2 days post stage 3 and feeling good, Honeymoon feeels goood. My body isn telling me when its med time ans so I forget to take my meds for a few hrs.almost feel normal .

Murray sorry to hear how complcated it got foryou, glad they got you turned on and got a taste of the magic box. i've had 6 surgeries since nov and I think when all is said and done its been worth it.still not time for fisst bumps and high 5s. brain sweeling and infection is still a threat.

 

SWVA, thanks for the comment for my daughter i'll passs it on if she doesn't stop bythe forumand see it. she did spend 6 months in s america about 3 years ago.

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Scott, 

I wish you the best on your recovery.   Just got my PICC removed yesterday and I am back to work today.  No more sitting at home attached to awkward tubes and a pump.

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Glad to hea  rthis.i had stage 3 this past Mon and my next event is 5/11. the turn on UpdateStage III scottsuf@blogspot.com

STAGE III REDO

 

 

I am happy to say this past Monday I had another

 

successful Stage III surgery. I say this with extreme

 

caution because of what happened last time with an

 

infection looming just under my skin, waiting to come

 

out. Stage II and III went just like last time, but I seemed

 

to take more of it in. I didn’t remember so much of my

 

surroundings the first time, and I acted like I was still

 

under the happy juice for a good while the second time around. When I

 

came around in recovery after my phase 2 surgery wanting a pizza,  I did everything I could think of to get one. The poor

 

girl transporting me didn’t know what to think. I tried

 

to get her to stop on the second floor at the cafeteria. I

 

even offered to buy lunch for everyone! They were happy to get me to a room I’m sure. I

 

continued to have fun though. My room nurse came in

 

at a shift change to ask the usual questions, you

 

know, "What’s your pain level? Where does it hurt?" Well, I

 

answered about a 2 or so and then busted out laughing

 

as I pointed to the baseball stitches across my head, as if to say "Where do you THINK it hurts?!". It

 

just struck me as funny, and I cried I was laughing so

 

hard. The nurse finally got it and cracked a smile.

 

 

 

My current status  has me at home taking it easy, waiting for the turn on day. To

 

refresh your memory, that was the day they found the infection and removed all the hardware last time.

 

That’s not going to happen this time. I feel better overall. One concerning side-effect has

 

been some confusion. Docs say that it’s not uncommon to experience some

 

confusion during fist couple weeks after surgery. We’re keeping an eye on that

 

for certain. With that, I’ll fade back into cyber space while I heal up until I have any more news.

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I am glad you have success this time. :)  I hope you get past the confusion soon.   I am anxious to hear how the programming works for you.  

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i'll let you know, right nowas I sit here i've not been off since stage 2 on 4--10. i go to bed witthout symptoms and get up a few times in the nightstill able to walk and on. I get up in the morning about 9 stilll on . My wife reminds me to take meds. i was told to take my meds like normal andwe'd  work on reducin when im turned on. 

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Scott, thank you for your update.  I'm so glad to hear things are going well this time and that infection seems not a part of your recovery.  You've had a long road!

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