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Psych exam done

jlrfryejjlrfrye ohioPosts: 1,110
edited 06/11/2012 - 8:58 AM in Chronic Pain
I had my mandatory psych exam before my insurance or doctor would proceed with the pain pump. I passed. Lol. The trial will be scheduled to happen I am told within the next few weeks. I have talked to others who have the pain pump, some who are happy with it and others who wish they never would of had it done. My docs tell me if I do not have a 80% reduction of pain during the trial they will not proceed with the pump. Im trying not to get my hopes up but a 80% reduction, oh how that would change my life!!! I cant even begin to imagine how that would feel. For the last 12 years all Ive known is pain. I realize that I will still have some pain and Im not being unrealistic thinking this will be the cure all but like I said.... a 80% reduction in pain! My fingers are crossed and I pray this trial works for me


  • My pm doc wants me to have a pain pump after my shoulder replacement surgery in about 6 months and am really looking for peoples results with the pump. My current neurosurgeon doesn't want to touch my lumbar any more because of bad scar tissue issues. I still have a second opinion on that yet first, and maybe a third. I had hoped that my life would not end up being lived on morphine. But if I could get even a 50% reduction in pain it would be more than worth it to me. Living with pain and depression is a very hard life, not just for the one in pain, but for those who are caregivers.

    I wish you all the luck in the world and pray for you to get pain relief soon.
  • I only know 2 members here who have the pain pump Pat White and Meyday. I hope you get a good result from the test. Charry
    DDD of lumbar spine with sciatica to left hip,leg and foot. L4-L5 posterior disc bulge with prominent facets, L5-S1 prominent facets with a posterior osteocartilaginous bar. Mild bilateral foraminal narrowing c-spine c4-c7 RN
  • SavageSavage United StatesPosts: 5,476
    I certainly hope you get the best results possible!

    Please let us know how your body responds.

    Good luck!
    Spine-Health Moderator
    Please read my medical history at: Medical History

  • Good luck Susan!
    APROUD CANADIANveteranButNOTa doctor, my thoughts are my own
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