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tuttie
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Date Joined Nov 2011
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   Posted 12/4/2011 5:50 PM (GMT -6)   
Well smhair I went for my trial for the pain pump and everything went fine,but first the doctor told me it would be a week for the permanent, But I forgot to ask him a very important question when they did the trial they kept my pain patches on me I take 200mcg every 48 hours now when I got discharged he tells me January,one I don't know if I am going to have to wear the patches if so I would have to get them approved with medicare because there is a quantity limit, second I was also taking the fentanyl lolipops which I can't get anymore with medicare because it is too expensive this coming year, my RX is due again on Jan.8th, I will have 3 extra days for the pops and 2 patches left over from being in the hospital, I already called the nurses line on friday and of course nobody called me back, I don't know if everybody else has a problem
getting in touch with their PM Doctors, they even had problems in the hospital, I am a nervous wreck about all of this and when you have been on the same meds for years change is very scary!!! 

Retired Mom
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Date Joined Feb 2010
Total Posts : 1753
   Posted 12/4/2011 6:02 PM (GMT -6)   
I hope the pain pump helps you! I've been trying to get them to consider one for me, but NOBODY will. All they want to do is the SCS, but I have so many herniations (top to bottom) and am afraid it will do more harm than good. I'm still contemplating. I have a new PM apt this month and will hopefully be able to see the Dr. It's been about six months since I saw him, except for the RFA. It didn't last too long this time (less than 3 months) and he was talking about reducing my meds after the RFA (but didn't). I'm scared too and will have to just wait it out to see what happens.

I hope you will find the answer.
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