... pain pump??? What exactly is it?? I'm currently on 4mcg of Dilaudid every 4 hours right now. This whole situation has me scared to death. I am only 25 yrs old and never thought I would have to deal with this long term.
Hi JenLeigh1986 & welcome to the site. A Pain pump is a contraption that delivers the pain med, usually morphine, but others are used , directly to the area of pain instead of taking pain pill by mouth that effect the whole body. Hope this helps, & try not to be too scared. Your pain doctor will explain it to you in much better etail. Good luck to you...
If you can get one I'd say go for it. It's not easy to find a doctor who will commit to the long term every 1-2 months filling it. But it let's you get good pain control with only a small amount of meds delivered right into your spine. There's a group on Yahoo called "Pumpsters". You have to apply to join - just tell them what you said here and they'll let you in. You can read years of comments and folks there will help you. I hope you get relief from your pain - ElizaJane
okay, i am going back your originial proplem. i also had several abdomenal surgeries, but was still in horrible pain! I found a Dr. that believed in 'adhesions' or scar tissues developing in the abdomin after these surgeries. He went in and cleaned out the scar tissue and then before closing, added two quarts of a medical gel that coats your insides, makes them slick, so that scar tissue can not occur. If i had not found this guys I would have been on a pain pump because I had no where else to go at the time. just a thought. May God be with you. Harmony
ive had a implanted pain pump 4 4yrs. now n it's god sent. i hv dilaudid in mine going in @ a rate of 8% 20mg concentrate. i was in rollover accident n ejected from vehicle went thru a mans bedroom wall n bk out thk god everything was broken but arms..2 collaspsed lungs broken both ankles left femer knee pelvic... t11 in bk... etc.pain pump works grrrreat with the dilaudid @ 20mg concentrate... and rate of 8%. he wants 2 add marcaine n i'm refusing..on enuff meds. now..dawn cole
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