I have had my pain pump 8 weeks now and I am so very happy with the pain relief it is giving me.
I no longer have to wear the hot binder and am off all restrictions. I can bend, twist and reach over my head. I also no longer drop everything I pick up now that I can bend over and pick it up!LOL
The down side to my pain pump is the size. It is much larger than the battery of the SCS and it does protrude. I will not be able to wear zip up jeans again because of my pain pump but that is no biggie. Most of my slacks are draw string anyway and they are no problem.
Also the pump does not take care of pain spikes. It only takes care of your normal level of pain. I have spikes when stressed or there is a change in the weather. I must rely on oral pain meds for these spikes. But there is a hand held remote that allows you to give yourself an extra dose of meds when needed. It only allows a certain amount a day then it locks you out so someone can't keep giving them selves dose after dose. The device also keeps track of how much meds you have used and changes the date of your refills as needed. My Doctor is trying to get one for me.
My life is returning to normal agin.
I can now do most everything I use to do, even use my riding mower to mow my lawn something I have not been able to do for several years now!!
Now the very best thing.....I am going back to work!!
I weep for joy remembering how my life use to be and how it it now is.
Life is GOOD!!
How I wish everyone on here could have a life like I now have.