Mike I think I have posted to you before about the pump. Please go back and look at the old posts on pumps that was posted not long ago. I have a pump and I posted alot of info & answered some peeps questions. If you can't find what you need in those posts let me knoe. I will be glad to answer any questions you have if I can. I don't mind one bit. I am pretty much up on your situation and know you are in need of some dire relief.
Mike, you have to go thru a trial before permanent placement of a pump. It may be well worth your time to undergo a trial. I know alot about your medical condition and quite honestly, the medical profession has not come up with any real good and effective care for people with your problem, sad but true. The pump may be your best form of relief, its worth a try, but then thats your decision.
I have the personality that I will try pretty much anything if it has a chance of helping me with any of my medical conditions. I have 3 auto-immune diseases in addition to chronic pain. Some of my medications have the potential of causing anything from cancer to death. But, I think it all depends on how sick the person is, and how far they are willing to go to get help or relief. I don't want to spend my life sick in a bed or feel so bad I may bring harm to myself. That is not fair to me or my family, that is why I go the extra mile and will do anything to get help. You must keep in mind because something happened to someone else that is no indication it will happen to you.
Let me know if you need help. Hugs Susie