View Full Version : Hey Peiti!
What's going on with you???? Did you get your dr to listen to you?
Just a little concerned here:blink:
03-27-2004, 02:56 PM
Hi Peiti, I thought I'd check in too. I hope that all is well with you. Sending you all my best wishes, little bear
03-27-2004, 03:21 PM
thanks teir for your post i have been wondering how peiti was also.
03-29-2004, 06:17 PM
Thanks so much for thinking of me. That really meant a lot to me.
Well I got the chance to talk to my doctor and the rep. My doctor precribed me aother stool softner (magnesium... not sure about the name). I really don't like the idea of depending on the mediction to make my bowel move. I am afraid I will rely on it and my bowel will age soon. This is a very tough situation for icers since our diet is limited. So we can't get enough fibers from our food and if we constipate, our IC symptoms get worse. What a nice circle.:mad:
My doctor was too busy to listen to my side effects from InterStim. Fortunately, I got a good rep (did I tell you she used to be an ICU nurse). My rep agreed with me to try all the uni-polar settings until I find the best stimulation with least side effects for me.
Thank you again for your caring. :grouphug:
03-30-2004, 06:44 AM
Hi Peiti, So good to hear from you. I'm so glad that you have a great rep (from what I've heard, that can make a huge difference). I'm wondering, though, what a unipolar setting is? I know that programming and reprogramming can get really frustrating and I'm hoping that you (and your rep) can come up with a setting that works and doesn't create side-effects very soon. Sending you all my best wishes, little bear
04-01-2004, 02:18 AM
This is what I learned from my rep.
There are 4 electro-nodes on the lead. They are named 0,1,2, and 3. On the other end of the lead is the IPG. Each of the nodes can send out and receive the stimulation. My previous setting was (-)2, (+)0. Negative sends out the stim and postive receives it. I think they call this bi-polar. Uni-polar means using one of the nodes to send out the stimulation, and using the IPG as the receiver. so the stimulation can cover a wider area. The distance between IPG and each node is longer than the distance between any two nodes.
Not sure if I understand it correctly, but I tried my best.
04-01-2004, 04:03 PM
Hi Peiti, Thanks so much for explaining this--it is a big help to me. I hope that all is well with you. Best wishes, little bear
04-01-2004, 04:08 PM
Nice to hear from you. I have a dietician working with me right now, and the first thing she changed was to have all bran with splenda and milk for breakfast. It helped immensely with the lack of fibre in the diet.
Hope you are doing ok.
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