Anyone have experience with having a Sacral nerve stimulator?

Posted by januaryjane @januaryjane, Wed, Apr 8 11:10pm

Hi- i have an appointment to get a sacral nerve stimulator. Has anyone ever had this or know about it?? I’m just trying to get first hand info. and experience, thanks.

I have 1 installed in 2017 at a cost of $30,000 (all paid by insurance). It has provided very little benefit (not worth the expense) but most troublesome is that I cannot have MRIs. The new Medtronic devices may allow for MRIs. Get the facts before you decide.

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Hi @januaryjane, Can you provide a little more detail as to why a sacral stimulator has been recommended and what issue you are hoping to relieve?

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I have a spinal cord stimulator. It worked somewhat well for the first year or two, but not so much anymore. It still helps a little though.

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@darlingtondoll

I have a spinal cord stimulator. It worked somewhat well for the first year or two, but not so much anymore. It still helps a little though.

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Temporary Medtronic stimulator worked good on back! Virus is stopping the permanent installment

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I have a combo of diagnoses with ibs, slow transit constipation, and slow stomach. Ive been fighting this half my life, becoming disabled. Ive tried everything but this.

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It is something to try before considering a Colectomy.

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@januaryjane

It is something to try before considering a Colectomy.

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Why are your doctors considering a colectomy? I like your name “januaryjane”. My name is Jane and I was born in January.

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@januaryjane

It is something to try before considering a Colectomy.

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I had a colectomy because of severe diverticular disease. The surgeon was able to make an a anastomoses so I don’t have to wear a bag. It was very successful.

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@darlingtondoll

I had a colectomy because of severe diverticular disease. The surgeon was able to make an a anastomoses so I don’t have to wear a bag. It was very successful.

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My name starts with a J and i was born in january. Wow, would you mind telling me a little more about your anastomosis?

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The surgeon had to remove about 12 inches of my large intestine starting at a part of the descending colon, the sigmoid colon and going to the very lower part near the rectum. He was able to make the anastomoses at the time of the surgery. I healed very quickly.

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