Showing posts with label implanted pain device. Show all posts
Showing posts with label implanted pain device. Show all posts

Tuesday, December 29, 2015

UPDATE - On New Pain Pump Surgery and what is to come....

NEW PAIN PUMP IN AND WILL POST MORE LATER....




A quick post to let everyone know I am home, actually got home by about 11:15AM or so, and how I am doing. I know some friends and family maybe concerned, and I am kind of "out of it" so I wanted to post here so everyone knows I am doing good.... I am so thrilled that a dear friend of mine, who was pregnant with her daughter the same time I was with mine, took me and brought me home. She has has several back surgeries herself, so she knows all too well, about all of this.... I am very thankful that she did that for me.... :)




I am actually home already and all went fine. They had a bit of a mix-up not having the medication there at the outpatient center that he fills the pump with. But, my old pump had quite a bit in it, at least until I see him on the 7th. The did NOT turn up the pain meds in the pump like I thought they would, and that is probably for one due to the correct medications to refill it completely, and then I think he wanted to see how I do for now. I still have more oral med I can take if I need them, and I already knew I came home after a 30 mile ride back, had to take one of them... but they had me in and out so quickly again I am still feeling the anesthesia medications in me... so they are keeping me on the sofa at least today to see how all goes... and to get some rest like I know they wanted me to... so I am not staying on here, just wanted to post quickly to let you know and some of my family and so forth I am home safe and sound... and all seems to have went well...

Tuesday, September 15, 2015

Medtronic's Pain Pump Medtronic "2" has issues and needs to be "fixed" - Bothering me immensely this Pump has been a total Life Saver for Me!

 I've had the exact same pump in since 2010! In fact it will be 5 years next month, in October since I had it put in. I've never had any problems with the pump. I get it refilled about every 3 months, and it can always be adjusted, and has been a couple of times over the years. But, I can also "give myself an extra bolus" every 12 hours with the 1st "PTM" that came with this one. I was one of the 1st patients to get this particular one. I have a handheld device that after 12 hours, allows me to give myself an "extra" bolus of medication. I can hold the "Patient Treatment Manager" (I think that is what the PTM means) up to the top of the device and it sends a signal to it and if 12 hours have gone by, then it gives me a tiny extra dose, each time I do that, spread again over a 12 hour time frame!


I knew when the pump was put in, that after about 7 years or more, I will probably face having to have it replaced. The batteries can run out, but it can also be longer than 7 years also. Yet, when that time arrives I want to know I can get the same one implanted!


It has been one of the most positive changes in my life. I just don't know what I would do without it!










http://www.painnewsnetwork.org/stories/2015/4/27/fda-order-stops-production-of-medtronic-pain-pump#at_pco=smlrebh-1.0&at_si=55f813c00f886161&at_ab=per-3&at_pos=1&at_tot=4

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