Posted 8/17/2007 12:39 AM (GMT -6)
I had pretty much ran out of avenues when my dr rec the pump. I have so much pain in so many different parts of my body, he said no pain pill could handle taking care of all the pain. I do not tolerate medications well at all, that was another problem to add to the mix.
I have done very well with my pump. The 1st year was not easy at all for me, had to find the right mix of medications, then they titrate the doseage up, usually done at 20% increments, I got 10% to prevent and possibly ward off reactions to the meds. I also had other health conditions and that was another reason to go slow & steady. It was very slow going, but once we got in the area we needed to be it was great. I am now beginning to do some things I have been able to do in the past few years. I will not be able to do everything I did before, but I am thankful for what I can do. Susie