Toritoo, I do hope they figure out very quickly if the osteomylitis is back and can get you on a treatment regime. Thats really a terrible, terrible thing to have on top of everything else. What caused yours initially if you don't mind me asking? I do hope you can keep the WD at the minimum.
So glad to hear that your pump is fine and no problems going on with it. I am with you on the pain pump, its given me a great of my life back, considering where I was at before getting it. I will tell you something, when I first relized it had a handle on my pain, I was actually afraid to tell anyone because I was afraid I would jinx myself. I know where you are coming from there.,lol. But it is nice to have freedom again and be able to go visit like one of your kids, be able to leave the house other than for a drs appt. I rarely take BT meds and find when the pain hits its 99% plain ole muscle spasms going on, so I take my muscle relaxer and get relief that way. I find my Dilaudid does very little for the pain.
My pump is one of the lots thats been recalled for gear problems. However, my pump is operating fine, not every pump is defective either. My dr & I agree that it would really be of no big benefit to have my pump removed and a new one put in, since there is nothing wrong with mine. At each refill I have the exact amt of meds left in my pump that I should have. This is measured and noted in my chart. If a person was to have either too much or too little medicine left in the pump, then you know the pump is not working properly.
There is a new lady on here that is doing the trial right now for the pump. It will be interesting to see how it went for her. I remember it being wonderful, no awful pain.
Someone on here commented about the ambassadors for Medtronic pumps. That program is Medtronic patients that have had success in getting their lives back after having the pump implanted. It is a voluntary thing no one is pressured into becoming an ambassador. In fact on Medtronics site, it has an area where it asks if a patient would like to be an ambassador. For many years Jerry Lewis was one because of his success with the pump. But, there again, the pump is not for everyone.
I sure hope we see a post from you soon saying you are feeling better again Toritoo. Take care. Hugs, Susie