Hello All. My name is Gail and I have psoriatic arthritis with accompanying sponylodis. Had pain pump implanted in September. 100% relief, extremely happy with result.
Am an RN and have been unable to work for past three years and have started disability papertrrwork. I now think I may be able to work. As an aside, due to insanely high doses of opiates for about 25 years, I now have Gastroparesis which is it's own brand of hell.
Earlier today I needed a bolus from pump and when I placed my remote onto my device I got the following symbols. Remote. X. Catheter. I believe this means remote not being read by pump?
Read my manual again, no explanations of symbols and I am now having pain, similar to pain prior to pump implantation.
I have called my personal rep, Medtronic help line and my pain Neuro. Nobody home. No alarms are going off, I have changed batteries. Symbols remain.
Am I correct in my assumption and if so, does that mean new surgery?
Thanks in advance for your assistance.
Anem Cara, Gail