I am reaching out to anyone that has the pain pump. I am going in the hospital on Monday to start the trial and if all goes well, I will have it permanently implanted on Thursday. Background info, in 1998, I was rear-ended from someone going 55 mph and I was at a dead stop. It ruptured 3 discs in my lower spine, L3-S1, which resulted in diskectomies/laminectomies in those discs. I was "good" for about 3 yrs or so and then all hell broke loose, and they just kept rupturing on me, and i was diagnosed with degenerative disc disease, advanced. I was only 22. So in 8 wks I had 3 spinal surgeries one of which was a severe staph infection which couldve killed me, thank god it didnt. I have also had 2 double neck fusion, the dr said the problem "traveled". Not the type of traveling I always dreamed of...haha. So after 16 yrs of oral meds, procedure after procedure, nothing is working so they want to do the pain pump, its my only option to be out of pain by 50%.....that helps for sure. Can anybody help?????? thanks!!!