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July 09, 2013
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“My InterStim Therapy procedure and recovery went smoothly. I didn’t need pain medication at all. And since I had experimented with stimulation settings during the trial assessment, we knew just the level I needed for it to be effective right away. The hardest part for me was not being as active as I wanted to be right after the procedure – my doctor said no running or lifting weights for 6 weeks. I haven’t needed to cath since then. Today, I go to the bathroom every 4 to 6 hours, I don’t get up at night, and I don’t have any pain or pressure.

The best thing is that I can do almost anything now – go for 10-mile jogs, wear a bikini, golf, and eat and drink normally. I can make it all the way through a trip to the grocery store without a bathroom break, and I no longer have to keep catheters in my purse, at work, or in the car. Plus “seeing R.C.” is a thing of the past!”

-Beckie H.