Update on ThisPainIsABummer

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   Posted 7/3/2012 12:02 PM (GMT -6)   
Hey everyone, I heard from ThisPainIsABummer that he completed and passed his trial for the pain pump last week. He has really been having a very hard time and this is why he has been MIA from the forum. He said he will be back as soon as he gets to feeling better which hopefully will be soon. I told him I would be glad to update everyone here of his good news.

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   Posted 7/3/2012 12:05 PM (GMT -6)   
ThisPainIsABummer you take your time. We will be here waiting for hopefully some positive news.
Take care

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   Posted 7/3/2012 12:17 PM (GMT -6)   
I'm glad he had a successful trial!  Thanks for the update Susie.
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   Posted 7/3/2012 2:18 PM (GMT -6)   
A successful pain pump trial is great news!yeah Thank you Susie for the update!….and I hope ThisPainIsABummer will consider giving us a detailed report on the trial. I have a feeling a pump is in my future, but trying to put it off as long as possible, but I'm very interested in any information on it.

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   Posted 7/3/2012 4:10 PM (GMT -6)   
Wonderful news!!
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   Posted 7/3/2012 5:36 PM (GMT -6)   
That's great news. I hope he updates us when he gets to feeling better.

Thanks for the update Susie.

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   Posted 7/3/2012 8:46 PM (GMT -6)   
Hope the pain pump makes it easier for him to deal. Good luck to him.

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   Posted 7/8/2012 10:52 AM (GMT -6)   
That's great news on his trial. Hope he will feel up to posting here soon.

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