I can honestly say I have just spent the last 24 hrs in some of the worst pain I have been in for a very long time. I understand that they need you drug free for the trial but that was just plain brutal. I can handle my pain fairly well but 30 minutes before I was wheeled into the OR my pain just got the best of me. I broke down and cried and just could not take it anymore. The original plan was to start at 2mg of Moraphine and titrate up as needed but the doc saw the shape I was in and started at 4mg. The cath was inserted mid spine and after the first injection I was taken back to recovery with the nurse having in hand another 4mg to give me if the pain had not calmed down within 30 minutes. I am happy to say that I did not require the other 4 mgs and within the half hour I was around 85% pain free. So the pain pump will be scheduled. I was crying in the post-op area and the doc came in and asked if the pain was that bad and I told him " No this is the most pain free that I have been for about 7 years and I forgot what that felt like and I was just being a little emotional". So I guess we can say this was a successful trial!