This is my first time ever participating in any sort of Forum.
I'm sure from what I've read I'll find a lot of understand and knowledge.
My husband had a pain management pump put in in 12/2011, after trying what felt like everything, and every medication.
He had two discs collapse crushing his sciatic nerve and causing permanant nerve damage.
We've never anticiapted having our lives back again. It's been the greatest blessing to see him have his quality of life restored.
Although it's not without its problems also, the pros so far outweigh the cons 10 fold.
Our biggest issue if receiving answers. Other than our specialist, people know essentialy nothing about his situation. And thats made things extremely difficult at times. Like now.
My husband woke up on August 7 feeling increasing pain, and also signs and symptoms that his body's not receiving medication. The reps came to the 3rd emergency and said the pump is still working. Even though Bill's body said different.
Bills pain management doctor is out of the office on vacation, as is his PCP. With no doctor to take his calls or help his patients.
I'm just curious as to wether any one else has had the catheter come dislodged, or pinched?
I do know this is fixable. The thought of life without my husband having this pump is terrifying to us. This has been the only negative things that's happened thus far....it's been so worth it??? And we would never ever change that decision to get the pump. Any advice or similar experiences would be so appreciated!