Dear Dr. Nath,
I've had the best week I've had in almost 2 1/2 years! I'm teaching a full schedule, SINGING again (booked into May,2005!) and even socializing and walking some again. Best of all, I can manage this activity with very little pain medication. I'm using a TENS unit several hours daily as you suggested and it really helps, whereas before my surgery, electrical stimulation provoked pain.
This has been quite an odyssey for me, but the ultimate turning point--I know-- was the nerve decompression surgery. You have returned my quality of life to me and I am deeply indebted.....and you really SHOULD see my scar! (It's hardly there).