A brief summary first. I've had a failed back surgery an have been put on many many diff pain meds, none of which touched the pain. I've been told twice by two diff surgeons I need revision surgery, then told no it won't help with the pain. Both levels fused somewhat, neither are fused more than half. Now the surgeon wants to do a discogram to see if it is a diff disc/level causing the pain. If that isn't the problem, I've been told pretty much all that's left is the pump.
Here are my main questions as far as the pump goes. I worked as a maintenance mechanic in a factory when i was injured, does anyone know if I will be able to return to that type of work after the pump is installed?? Second question. Does the meds make you feel out of it like oral meds or does it work just strictly on the pain an leaves your mind clear. Third, if not being able to return to that line of work. Will i be able to get hired at any job, being i will fail a drug test because of the meds in the pump. Any help with this would be greatly appreciated.