I wondered where you had disappeared to, and am relieved to see you again. Did you ever call my pm? He was more than willing to see you, so I hope that this new doctor that you are talking about
is him.......or at least that you found someone as compassionate as he is.
I hope that things will drastically improve for you now with this new doctor. I know that any transition is difficult from one med to another and I think it is more difficult because they have to remove the old combination of medications from the pump in order to make sure that there is nothing left in the catheters with the pumps, before adding the new dosages or combinations of medications. I also know that because there are so few choices of meds that can be used with the pump that they have to be extra careful of combining different meds because they can cause problems with other meds in the pumps. Hang in there girl, I'm sure that they will get this straightened out as soon as they can for you.
In the meantime , they can offer you some pill form meds to help make the transition a bit easier.
Hope to hear from you soon,
PLIF/TLIF Fusion w/Instrumentation L4-5 Spondololysthesis L4-5.Laminectomies L4-5, foraminal stenosis L3-4, L4-5, L5-S1, herniations L3-4, L4-5, L5-S1, central canal stenosis L3-4, L4-5 and L5-S1
POST OP CES 3/30-06
Neurogenic Bladder and Bowel, bilateral numbness legs and feet
Revision for failed Back surgery, pseudoarthrosis L4-5, hemilaminectomies L3-4, L4-5, L5-S1, bmp added to revision fusion, replaced two bent screws that were reversing out of vertebrae - August 2, 2007
On going back pain and neuropathic pain, failed back surgery, consult for scs, decided not to do that at this point.
Adhesive Arachnoiditis also......just what I didn't need..9/08- adding bilateral ulnar neuropathy with severe compression to the mix. They want me to see a surgeon for ulnar nerve surgery, but I'm not biting.
I've seen enough surgeons over the last few years.
Avascular necrosis of left wrist- maybe hips too