Post Edited By Moderator (Chutz) : 12/4/2009 10:06:02 AM (GMT-7)
You are lucky to have such good Dr.'s and nurses...i have a question about the pump. I recently asked my PM Dr. about me getting the pain pump and he said that I had to try the neurostimulator first. Then, if the trial doesn't help I could try the pain pump...is that true? I mean, I know you don't have all the answers, but....did you have to do that? I am so tired of taking pills and having to increase the pain meds just to get minimal relief. I think the Methadone I take is great...but I'm getting to where it doesn't work as well. He said he would check out my insurance about the pump and the stimulator so when I go back on the 18th of Dec. I should know something. But if I can't do it I would be so upset... I know that some people try the pump and for whatever reasons don't like it, but then I read about people like you that it really helps and I think "why can't I do that"?
So, I am glad that you are doing well and have a Merry Christmas...
I have been a spectator for so long..Now it's time to participate.......
Post Lamenectomy Syndrome, Spinal Stenosis, DDD....
1999 Hemi Lamenectomy/2005 Spinal Fusion(L4-S1)
Methadone 120 mg. a day/ 30 mg. Oxycodone as needed(up to 4 x a day)
High Blood Pressure: Lisinopril HCTZ 10 mg. daily
Type 2 Diabetes: (March 16, 2009)
Metformin HCL ER 1000 mg. at night..Glipizide 10mg. 2X in the morning
Lantus 35 units at bedtime with Solostar Pen
Sorry I haven't been around lately...been in so much pain and having problems with my blood sugar levels. Not sleeping and can't seem to get it together.
Thanks for the info. about the pump....I guess i will wait til the new year to think abou these things...