Turn Your Stimulator Off
Its noon and I’ve not even gotten out my bed yet. Both my legs are buzzing like crazy as if they are hooked to some electrical machine. I guess that’s because they actually are impacted by my spinal cord stimulator that sends pulses all throughout my body’s nervous system. I have what they call 5 paddles connected to the lead wire they implanted down my spine. This gives me the widest coverage available today. Between that and the fact I have the newest technology this device can touch anywhere in my body from middle of my back, my ribs, and down through both feet.
While it may at best only give me 15-20 percent relief it makes a major difference. It’s like someone who needs a low level of oxygen. When it’s taken from you it’s hard to breathe without it. The stimulator along with my meds usually keeps my nerve pain from running wild and that keeps me from going crazy. Because when my nerve pain reaches its higher level it literally shuts me down. Before I ever got a clear diagnosis of my severe permanent nerve pain I really did think I was going crazy. I thank God daily for the meds even if they keep me foggy. And I thank God for my stimulator even though it’s not a miracle maker.
Anyway, my stimulator representative just told me to turn off my stimulator for 4 hours. It seems that after a while awhile of this device constantly running your body gets over stimulated. It begins to throw everything out of whack and discombobulates you. So, I’ve turned it off once again and I’m praying that God will keep my nerve pain under control until we get the unit back on track. Dealing with this stimulator is much like life. We must constantly make adjustments, but we must also realize the need for the power of God in our lives.
“With God’s power working in us, God can do much, much more than anything we can ask or imagine.”