my wife has a metronic pain pump hooked up to a catherer which goes to her spine. our doctor is 3 hrs away since no one in our area does them, he is a fantastic doctor but the pump needs to come out my fell again this morning she has put on 100 plus pounds since she had the pump last bad fall she took dislodged the pump and ended up getting a new one with 3 hrs of surgery 5 years ago she had an episode that put her in the local hospital and because the doctor was 3 hrs away the metronic rep came to hospital at 3 in the morning to adjust the pump. now another bad fall this morning and hopefully no damage. my wife has been diaognesed with ARACNOIDITIS at xxxxx even with pump and breakthrough medicine by the remarkable doctor my wife has still pain. my question is does anyone out there know of anyone who has taken the pump out after a long time lost weight and just got by with strong opioids? please let me know because we are up against the wall.