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Has anyone had your medtronic Pain pump stop working?
Mine is beeping every hour, just a one tone beep. This has been going on for a 2-3 days and I could not get in to see the doctor today. So going tomorrow to find out what is wrong. We are only one month out from the last fill. I'm hearing an alarm every hour, on the hour, so tomorrow I will be driving 90 minutes north to the clinic that did the pain pump. I'm a little freaked out, because it has only been 40 days since it was last filled. It should go for 87 days. My pain has increased the past couple fo days, but the weather is changing, and it can be attributed to that if not the pump. I just don't want the pump to cause me any problems, because for the first time in years, I feel good and although I deal with pain daily, it is managed and I am funcitoning.
So experiences please. Have you heard the alarms? What do they mean? I hope it is something just needs to be reset in teh electronics of it. But then I start thinking that the tubing is kinked because the pump flips all the time. Couldn't that tubing get twisted? My imagination is running wild, and every time I hear the alarm, it makes me more and more nervous.
Calling the doc tomorrow morning, but it can't be anything bad. I won't let it.
Surviving chronic pain one day at a time, praying for a reprieve because living another 40 years like this doesn't sound too fun!