The very best place to get answers to questions about pain pumps is on our forum. That's where everyone gathers to discuss anything to do with intrathecal pain pumps. There is an excellent ongoing thread entitled “Willing to share experience with intrathecal morphine pump implant.” It's a pretty long thread, but it's a very active group, so rest assured your post will be read and answered. Just click on the link above, then go to the last page and post your question.
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Good luck, Lori. I hope you get the relief you're looking for with the pump. – Karen
What do you mean by "Seemingly helped"? Did it or not??
The manufacturer gives guidelines for placing the medication in the pump in the OR before you have it implanted in you.
If he waits, then he has to do complex programing including the catheter volume to get the medication to you after the refill. It sounds like a way to increase the fees.
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