It has been several months since I have posted because I have had nothing to post. For the past several months I have been waiting for my pain pump trial and implant.
I finally had my implant on the 18th of June! And I must say I am thrilled with my pain pump! For the first time in the past several years I am free of the savage pain I suffered with in my low back and feet and legs.
These things are nothing short of amazing. The pump is about the size of a hocky puck and is in my left side between my rib cage and hip bone. A Catheter runs to my spine where a constant flow of diladuid drips into my spine bathing the nerves with pain meds.It is a very tiny amount of pain meds that is delivered in a 24 hour period.(0.500mg/day) When it's time for a refill I will recieve a letter from Hospital telling me when to come in and the pump also has an alarm that will sound when the meds are getting low....it will beep.
I was in Hospital 3 days which is unusual but I did not want to wake up after the surgery. I had to spend one and half days in ICU while they tried to wake me. I guess I needed the sleep.
I did have some surgery pain the first few days but am now off all oral pain meds unless I am on my feet to long. I do have some pain when I walk very long but I will get an increase in my pain meds in 5 weeks that should take care of that little pain.
I am sure everyone on here who is suffering or has suffered chronic pain will understand how very happy I now am. It has been a roller coaster ride trying to get my savage pain treated and it was never properly treated until now.
I am going to have my life back!! I still have 5 weeks restrictions and must wear this hot binder but they will pass quickly now that I am pain free.
Once everything is scared in and I am fully recovered from the surgery I will be a new, pain free woman. I have an excellent Neurosurgeon who is taking very good care of me. I am so thankfull of this.
I do hope everyone here finds relief from their pain as I have. There is help out there but it does take time to find it. Do not give up.....I did not although at times it felt hopeless. I had to wait about 8 months to see this Neurosurgeon but once I did get in to see hem he acted quickly to get my pain pump implanted and now I am pain free at last!!(Except for the small amount of pain when I am on my feet to long)
Sorry for the long post.
Best to all
Patsy W :H