I am entering my 9th month of having the pain pump surgery. My activity level has increased dramatically. I am now up to jogging daily 3-4 miles!! My goal is to attend nursing school within the next 2 years. I tried in January but as unable to handle the constant sitting (class, driving, and studying). It takes so many months to get your pump where u need it 2 be. The docts don't want to start it off 2 high, so it is a gradual increase, I am still getting increases and stronger versions of the fentanyl with my refill visits.
I would stongly suggest this to EVERYONE who is experiencing chronic pain and meds fail. This has given me my life back, atleast a large portion. I no longer spend the majority of my days in bed. I can't say how wonderful it is to enjoy my 3 children again (ages 9, 8, and 2).
By the way I had back surgery about 6 years ago, lower back w/rods, screws and bone from my hip, so it is not a problem to have the pump implanted.
Anyone have any help for me to obtain my nursing degree?? Please send any info, and prayers!