One month after agreeing with the pain management team to move forward with a cervical SCS trial, and one week after getting a tentative date, the pain management team has pulled the plug on the trial. Doctor CYA doesn't feel that the risk-to-benefit ratio is low enough. I really wish he would have told us this back in mid-April, so we could have moved on to treating BR's other symptoms.
The pain management team will now be exclusively playing the role of providers of controlled substances, per Texas law. We are moving back to Percocet from Norco for break-through pain. We will also be talking to the neurologist about SCS affects on motor ability, and Solu-medrol infusions to treat fatigue and weight loss.