Originally Posted by ger715
Good to learn all went well with the surgery to remove battery/leads. Are you planning to replace with a new battery? Pray all will go well with the csf procedure.
So sorry your son is still dealing with these anger issues. Has he been to a doctor dealing with young adults and the possibility of Hyperactive ADD? This has to be so difficult for all of you.
I pray every day/night for intentions of all those on my past and present prayer list; including you and your family.
Please keep in touch.
Regarding myself, I have decided not to have another battery as the old site was no longer an option and I didn't want to risk the spread of CRPS to the abdominal area, particularly given the diminishing benefits I was getting from it. The CSF procedure is fairly experimental but I have great faith in my pain specialist. It is low risk and as he is recommending it I think it's worth a try to see if I get any benefit.
It's funny you mention the ADHD possibility as the thought has crossed my mind as he/teachers complain about his poor concentration, fidgets and distractable. He is also impulsive although not so much hyperactive. Also would like to get him to paediatrician to have general assessment. He's been resisting it. I think he's concerned about being put on medication or diagnosed with something eg mental health issue ADHD. He's old enough to be aware of stigma.Let's hope we can make some progress as there seems to be more than one thing going on and unpacking it would be so much better than this stuck situation.
Things have been more peaceful here the last couple of days and I went out for lunch with a friend yesterday.