So the leads are out of my body, since the trial period is over. All in all, it was a big success. I was able to sleep better… I was awake before Cimmy and the kids were every single day of the trial– even as early as 04:30, and I wasn’t tired later in the day. It was easier to go out, although having a chord coming out of my back was still a bit awkward. For example, I went to a meeting with two of my daughter’s teachers, and I didn’t dread going (because I was usually grumpy and anti-social with all the pain).
Overall, my mood and alertness has been a lot better.
So what now? Well, it’s waiting for insurance to approve the permanent procedure, which would involve a battery being implanted under my skin– probably just above my left buttock. It might look similar to this, but lower down the spine: