I am new to this site, but not new to intractable pain! I had a 3 level/360 fusion in 07, L2 to L5 that failed. Was diagnosed with Fail Back Surgery Syndrome. After the fusion, I've had 5 Laminectomies to repair some of the issues that happened after the fusion, my last surgery was in Nov. of 09. I had a spinal cord stimulator installed in the summer of 08 and it has worked for my nerve pain, but not for my mechanical pain.
I am currently taking Methadone 80 Mg's and Dilaudid 4 Mg's for break through pain. My PM Doc is planning on installing a pain pump sometime in the next few months, will see what happens with that.... I hope to meet some other folks that are in pain like I am here. I am single and live alone with my doggie. Due to all of this pain and suffering, I lost my job, my house and most of my friends, so life has not been to good, but I am optimistic and hanging in there!
Hope to talk to y'all soon!