Finally I am writing another installment of Currents. First, let me update you all on the surgery I had at Virginia Mason before Christmas. This was a surgery to replace a lead wire I had somehow dislodged from my spine, probably from fainting and falling.
Buried deep under the ample material of my right bum cheek I have a computer that runs a wire through the foramina, or hole as most of us would call it. I can control the amount of stimulation sent down the wire by placing a plastic paddle over the area with the device and dial in the pulse length and intensity. How this actually works to control bladder function is not actually known, or at least I do not hold I high enough government clearance to have that information. The part that is clear is level 3/1.0 puts me back in BIG GIRL PANTIES.
The other news about the surgery is from my Health Insurance. Because my new diagnosis of Multiple Systems Atrophy includes bladder symptoms, they are not willing to pay for the wire to be replaced from a previous surgery which they paid for, but I was not diagnosed at that time. And of course, needing the surgery in the first case was because I was having the symptoms of an undiagnosed disease.
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