Hi Smoochie, I am assuming you have a pain pump implanted. I have one too and it has been a life saver for me, now that I have a dr that is very educated in pain pumps and medications that go in them. Be preapred for having to possibly take something for BT pain with the pump. My dr always gives her patients something for BT pain in case they need it. Even with a pump we are never totally pain free and never will be. I do know some drs do not give meds to their pump patients-it can go either way depending on the dr. What do you have in your pump? I have Dilaudid, Clonodine, Sufentanyl and Bupivicaine. I have had this since 05 and now that I have a new pump dr. Good luck with your pump.
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crohns disease dx 2002 & small bowel resection, still looking for remission whatever that is, chronic pain 22 yrs, added ulcerative colitis 6-05 to the mix, high blood pressure 28 yrs, aortic heart valve insuffiency, depression, osteoarthritis, osteoporosis lumbar spine, scoliosis lumbar spine, peripheral neuropathy hands & feet, COPD & on oxygen therapy, lupus & decreased circulation in both legs. Swveral other health issues just not enough roo to list it all. Too many surgeries to list and too many medications to list. Currently on 16 different daily medications. Intrathecal pain pump implanted June 05.