Thank you James59 for replying to what I wrote. How you explained it makes perfect sense now. so thank you so much! Thank you James59 for replying to my post and sharing what you went through experiencing family and physician pressure regarding your health. I really appreciate your opinion regarding stimulators. I really agree with the great point you made that implanting a gadget will probably just be masking the root problem and that the underlying psychological cause of pain will still be there, hidden for a time, but most likely will re-emerge in some other physical form out of the gadget's reach. I just thought I would go to this pain specialist and ask questions about what a stimulator does and how it works, not that I was going to do it, but to understand it better. But, it didnt work out that way. Thank you for reminding me that we all have the final word on what course of treatment is appropriate for each of us Thank you Artscout I appreciate you replying to my post and sharing that quote about you feel hopeless thats why you have physical problems and not the other way around. I have had pain for over thirty years. Over twenty plus years ago, I saw Dr. Sarno who diagnosed me with TMS after I underwent a laminectomy and fusion. Since that time, I have developed other physical problems like two torn hip labrums and bone spur on my coccyx, neck herniation, migraines, cancer, and some other things. My psychologist was the one for over five years asking me to at least go talk to this pain specialist. I wasnt keen on the idea of a stimulator because it is another surgery that I am leary of , but I thought I would go and just find out what a stimulator is all about.