It was worst when I was running at the gym....it was so bad that I had to stop and was hunched over in pain!
I have continued feeling this pain on and off randomly and get sharp stabbing pains of this too, that make me jump and wince.
All I can think of is that my stomach muscles are now pushing against the battery & wires and making them move.
I really need to see my consultant but I have been contacting his NHS secretary since the beginning of December, via phone calls and email, but haven't had a response. I am supposed to see him in the new year, as he said when I saw him at the start of November. This time is truly urgent and I need a plan of action to help me physically and mentally.
Currently I am stuck. Stuck in the same place I have been many times, over and over, but with work being less understanding or caring and with me more frustrated than ever before! I need to get on with my life, and manage whatever it is I can. I know family is more important than a job but I want to have that opportunity!
Today I have turned off my stimulator to see how I am without it. Mike, the St Jude's rep, suggested this back in November when he saw that I was generally down about it all. Well, all I know is that the stim definitely does something! Today I have exhausted, pressure in the back of my head and far more dizzy.
At least I know it has been worth it for a little relief. I just need more relief to be able to believe I can control the worse pain better and therefore function when I need to. I also need this added abdomen pain and battery flipping issue to stop!
When will this all end!!??