I had a Medtronic pain pump inserted for chronic leg pain, due to multiple joint replacements,..
From the start it was the worst decision I have ever made,.. I was sick from the start, so much that I was talking rubbish, so the doctors thought I had too much medication, it was lowered but I still spoke incoherently.
Fast forward. It was discovered I had an infection at the site where the catheter goes into the spine. This then caused Encephalitis and I spent 7 weeks on full life support..this took 9 months to recover from...I thought I had done all my homework, but no one ever told me this could happen. Needless to say the whole lot has been removed,..