I too want to welcome you to Healing Well. So sorry you have to be here, but since you do I believe you will find this one of the very best forums around. We have a good group of people on here that are always willing to offer support and pass on any tips that may be helpful.
Was very glad to read you now have a PM dr that is willing to listen to you and willing to help. That makes all the difference in the world. I am sure with your age too, many just can't wrap their brain around the fact someone your age can have chronic pain. But, pain has no age barrier. Really do hate to see anyone suffer with pain.
It is strange how our bodies all metabolize medication so differently, regardless what kind of medication. I have a wacked out system that had me pretty limited on what orals worked and what ones didn't. In the end if it did work it was not for very long. I ended up having a pain pump put in back in 05. I had reached the end of line with orals so the pump was the next step. I have a new pump dr and all I can say is she is awesome. She knows her business with these pumps and know to make them work to the max. I have only been with her a short time. I can honestly say what she has done in that short amount of time is amazing. I learned the hard the way your doctor can make your pump a success or a failure.
I hope you will hang out with us here at the forum. Take care.....Susie
Post Edited (skeye) : 4/13/2009 7:47:05 PM (GMT-6)