The hole in my back & almost FAINTING from stage 1 InterStim surgery.

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Here is a nice pic of my back with the bandage off so you can see how small the hole is for the leads after my Stage One surgery for InterStim.

This did not hurt real bad until the day before stage 2 surgery so it was about 5-6 days later.  It would hurt when I bent over as I could feel it pull but if I did not sleep on my back or bend over we were good.

I could NOT sit in a car comfortably at all, let alone even drive.  I had to sit on my right side and it was only comfortable for about 5 minutes.

The day before my stage 2 surgery I took a shower, which was long over due, and the bandage on the back got wet and to avoid infection I had to change the bandage.  This is what made it hurt.  the white plastic thing you see on the lead just kept pushing into my back and we could not figure out how the doctor had it taped in the first place.  Needless to say I was rather uncomfortable but was happy I only had to deal with it in the morning.

This was WEIRD though.  As my husband took the bandage off after my shower everything was fine and I was standing just fine while he took the picture and redressed it until about 5 minutes or so after he had started.  All of a sudden I got light headed and dizzy, felt like I was going to puke and faint.  I collapsed to my knees and knelt there with my head on the toilet.  I had no control and could not figure out what the heck was going on. 

He finished changing the dressing and I literally laid on the bathroom floor for about 10-15 minutes until it passed.  I usually have a strong stomach, and I did not even see my back at this point so I am really at a loss as to why I almost fainted.  Weird.

Now it is Day 1 after stage 2 InterStim.  I will make a new post about that tomorrow!

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