Not the way I wanted to start out my week. Woke up with my legs vibrating and heavy due to me turning up my stimulator recently. Had to revert back to my program that runs only 1 minute on and is off for 5 minutes. This program is much less taxing on my legs, but allows other pains to resurface. The other program runs every other minute. It continually sends pulses throughout my nervous system, but can easily over stimulate my sensitive nerves.
Regardless, I’m very grateful to have the spinal cord stimulator. Without it I’m not sure I would ever sleep soundly or be able to get around at all. It’s amazing they were able to create something that literally marches in rhythm with your nervous system. This burst technology has only been around since 2014 and is nothing like the stimulators people have used the past 30 years. Those are only like interior tens units. Those units are much more life disruptive and very taxing on the body.
Already I’ve had to take a Valium to calm my aggravated nerves down. Praise God I’m now in a much calmer state. The reality that I actually need this cane is still humbling. Especially when my 8 year says I look like a Grandpa. The other boys just say come on old man. Every step is such a fight. However, I have no choice but to let my wife to do all the lifting and driving on a daily basis. Just picking up anything over 10 pounds can have me down an entire day. Even still, I know God continues to develop me patience, endurance and character through it all.
“And not only this, but [with joy] let us exult in our sufferings and rejoice in our hardships, knowing that hardship (distress, pressure, trouble) produces patient endurance; and endurance, proven character (spiritual maturity); and proven character, hope andconfident assurance [of eternal salvation].”