Thank you so much for your reply. I always look forward to reading your posts. I really appreciate your well wishes, prayers, and advice.
To answer your question, yes, the pump replacement went just as expected. I wish that meant that my pain was instantly under control, but unfortunately, it does not. My Neurosurgeon did the pump change, but he does not "manage" the pump. I go to 2 pain management doctors as well - one manages the pump, and the other manages my oral meds. They all know about each other, and are all very much aware of what each one is doing. I travel 1 1/2 - 2 1/2 hours each way to see them as there are no pain management doctors in my vicinity that are capable of taking on a complex case such as mine.
For the forseeable future, my concentration will be on helping my husband recover from his surgery, and once he is back on his feet again, I will get back to trying to get my pain levels under control.
I will definitely let him know that you are all pulling for him. He needs the support and encouragement just as much as I do, so thank you!
I will keep you informed of how things are going.