Hi everyone, sorry i kind of skipped a self introduction i posted a few months ago regarding managment of pain meds while waitin to get a pump implanted. Anyway, ive made it. Three days from now ill be getting mine put in. (tues. Jan 29, 2013). The trial went wonderfully, seriously i felt like myself again ::tears:: i understand that the concentration of pain medication will be minimal at first and gradually increase over time. What im wondering is... When i had my trial my entire buttocks and upper leg was numb. So numb in fact i was not aloud to even try standing on my own . They feared i would fall. I guess the best explanation is similar to when your foot falls asleep. My pm dr. Explained that the medication doing that was a "carrying medication", that it helped the pain meds travel adequetly to the site. He said in the implanted pump he only uses a 5% solution of that numbing med and not to expect all that loss of feeling.
Does anyone recall during thier trial having such numbness? And more importantly im afraid the terrific loss of pain may have had alot to do with that numbness, perhaps i wont get the relief i did during the trial? Im trying hard to be realistic about all this and not expect too much. Everything the dr has told me and what ive read is that its going to take time. Just concerned that numbing med did more of the work than the pain med.
Any thoughts would be much welcomed. Im nervous, anxious, scared, happy, thankful, sheesh..so many emotions right now. Mostly thankful though, its been a long road getting to this point.
Wishing you all well and pain relieving days ~ jade