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Old 03-25-2008, 10:04 AM   #1
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I've had a pain pump since 2004. I've got morphine,bivitucaine, and clonodine in mine. Wow its the best thing thats happened to me for pain. I can do almost anything including picking up my small grandkids which I couldnt do , or think of doing before. I was almost always knocked out on drugs and wasting my life away. The only time I was not in pain was when I was asleep.(when I could sleep that is)
The only draw back is that I cant pass a drug test. My Doctor gives me a waiver but going that route is a pain in itself. I've only had one company refuse me employment.
To get back to the pain-pump. well I'd say "go for it"
Marc from Mt
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Old 03-25-2008, 09:01 PM   #2
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I am glad that I saw this thread and that each of you have responded to it. I am about to go for the stimulator to be inmplanted, but the Dr. says it is a 50/50 thing. If it does not work, I am definately going to look into this pain pump.

I am glad you are all doing better with the pump.

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Old 04-01-2008, 07:29 PM   #3
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Do you go to a pain management Dr? I have a friend who goes to one (I did before the surgery) and he has one of those pump implants and likes it. I really hope you go to a pain Dr.
I tried the spinal cord stimulator by medtronics, the trial version anyways, it did not work for me ands I am currently on time released morphine pills, I wonder how a morphine pump works compared to just taking the pill?

 
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i have been wondering if anyone knows anything about the internal pain pumps or the internal stimulator that blocks the pain..

Hi Fusion

My husband has had an internal stimulator that blocks most of the pain. He still has pain but not as much as before the surgery. If he had to do it over again Im sure he would. Take care.

Sincerely Nadine

 
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music47-Was you husbands stimulator surgery inpatient or outpatient? Also, was there much of a recovery time, when he got home? I read somewhere that the recovery time was 8 weeks, but my Dr. made it seem like there would not be that much of a recovery time. Any thoughts?

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Lorie:
For me it was outpatient. It did take all day though. 5:30 AM I arrived, and I was discharged about 7 PM.. Recovery time was about 5-10 days, and that was only because it was a little tender. It was the greatest thing for me.. Almost all of the pain is gone...

 
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Hi Lorie
My husband's surgery was done as an outpatient. He didn't have any recovery time when he got home. He said everyone is different but for him it has helped his severe pain about 50%. Take care

Nadine

 
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music47 - is it for lower back or cervical? I keep trying to find someone that has successfully used for cervical condition.

 
Old 04-03-2008, 02:58 PM   #9
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Thank you so very much. That is very helpful to me. I am glad that those of you that have had it, that it worked for you (and your DH). I am going into this knowing that it may not work, but that I am expecting it to work.

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music47 - is it for lower back or cervical? I keep trying to find someone that has successfully used for cervical condition.
My husband's surgery was for his lower back. Take care.

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