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    Injured back at work in 2004

    Waited and waited for insurance company to approve surgery...which happened in 2006.

    Had Discograms...Myelograms...MRI scans...intrathecal cortisone injections etc before surgery.

    After surgery...ended up with permanent nerve damage and a condition called Adhesive Arachnoiditis...it is incurable...extremely painful etc

    I have been offered Spinal Cord Stimulator (SCS) and Morphine pump directly into my spine, but I said thanx, but no thanx for now.

    This condition will more than likely end with me in a wheelchair.

    I take strong pain medications 4 times a day and will have to until I go on morpine pump and have SCS inserted into my spinal column

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    Clea, My son has also been offered the scs, we have to look into that more. Neither of us really like the risks associated with it.

    Any posts made under the name of Di_dee1 one can be used by anyone as I do not give a rats.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Di_dee1 View Post
    Clea, My son has also been offered the scs, we have to look into that more. Neither of us really like the risks associated with it.
    I know...I didn't want more stuff inserted into my spine...I thought it had had enough to be honest. That is not to say I won't have it at some point though...the morphine pump directly into my spinal column is something I don't look forward to

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    My dad had the morphine pump. He was worried about being addicted. We told him that was nothing compared to terminal cancer.

    It was much easier with the pump to get the dose right - between unable to talk because of the pain, and being unable to talk because too much medication.

    I've had a push the button pain doser when I was in for my knee op and it was great - in terms of being able to alleviate the pain before it became intolerable (or turn me into a biting heads off nurses savage). It was much better this way than the big dose of SFA that I got with my first knee operation. Still haven't really forgiven that doctor.

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    I'm on a pusher atm...Flying high. They put me on it today and it's been the most happy day of my life since I was ten.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Hyacinth View Post
    My dad had the morphine pump. He was worried about being addicted. We told him that was nothing compared to terminal cancer.

    It was much easier with the pump to get the dose right - between unable to talk because of the pain, and being unable to talk because too much medication.

    I've had a push the button pain doser when I was in for my knee op and it was great - in terms of being able to alleviate the pain before it became intolerable (or turn me into a biting heads off nurses savage). It was much better this way than the big dose of SFA that I got with my first knee operation. Still haven't really forgiven that doctor.
    Thats a really good point about getting the dose right with the pump Hyacinth. I was on oral morph and as I have said before I HATED taking it Hence went into withdrawals on average about once every three weeks, which was truly hell which included violent vomiting and the worst cold sweats.

    Clea, are you on Lyrica the nerve recepter blocker they give to epileptics? Is your son on Lyrica Di Dee?
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    Quote Originally Posted by cate0404 View Post
    Way past stitching - And too busy in the sense that I have four kids no partner and a job that if I don't work I don't get paid. I wouldn't be able to get out of bed for 2 weeks, do any sort of work or bending etc for 2 weeks after that and then another 2 weeks of no lifting or "labouring" type work - so really 4 weeks relating to my kids but 6 weeks relating to work.
    I really feel for you cate404 - you are in a tough place atm. Do remember when it all gets too much that "things" change.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Shar Pei Rescue Victoria View Post
    Thats a really good point about getting the dose right with the pump Hyacinth. I was on oral morph and as I have said before I HATED taking it Hence went into withdrawals on average about once every three weeks, which was truly hell which included violent vomiting and the worst cold sweats.

    Clea, are you on Lyrica the nerve recepter blocker they give to epileptics? Is your son on Lyrica Di Dee?
    nope...I tried Lyrica...Neurontin, but it doesn't agree with me! Pain Management Doctor wanted to try my on Epilim then (older style epilepsy meds), but I said no thanx and he agreed in the end...if the other 2 didn't work, this one probably would be worse.

    I have been on the "press for relief" with Fentanyl...lovely stuff, but you can't be on it long-term unfortunately. I have tried Tramadol, but it shouldn't be taken long-term either (it didn't work anyway and gave me massive migraines).

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    Quote Originally Posted by Disneygotpierced View Post
    I have a tumor lodged in my coxic, and obviously it can't be removed. I do Callanetics and yoga, but really the BEST thing for it is bed rest and a hot water bottle, which sucks on a day like today that is waay too hot for such things.
    why can't they remove it?

    I'm getting my coccyx removed this year.

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    They can't remove it because it's not just in there, it's wrapped around it and intertwined with some nerves

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