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Medtonic pain pump

GailPannillGGailPannill Posts: 1
edited 01/04/2015 - 9:04 PM in Pain Management
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


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