Hi all. I am starting my blog about a pain pump trial. I am starting it on Tues. I go to Mpls and they place the cathetar in my back, and put the pump on ( all on the outside) and start my dosing. Then I go back every day for meds and adjustments to it. I go home on Friday and go back Mon and Tues, on Tues they remove the cath and discuss how it worked and if it did, plan the implant.
Am I nervous? Heck yes, but I have the best pain dr in Mpls and my surgeon said lets go for the trial and see what it does. If it doesnt work, I am out of options until I can have fusion..SO I am praying this is what will work.
I had to go through alot of analizing for this trial.Physical therapy eval. Written goals from the pump, and feel that this is a good thing. Say prayers for me...I have been on narcotics for 6 years, up and down with 2, two level fusions. I am hoping to get my life back..Will keep you posted...Thanks in advance for the prayers!!<3