Ok this is a first for me as in a Blog, so please bare with me!
I’ve had 7 major back ops, have been on massive doses of OxyContin/Oxynorm and Oralmorph ect for 18yrs but now affecting mental state, can anyone help me?
The pain in back, down the leg is at it’s worst. It all started 18yrs ago when I had a prolapsed disc op which went wrong. this was followed by a metal Fusion and plastic fibre discs to L3/4/5.
After tens machine and a dorsal column stimulater which did not work, they decided to fit me with a Synchromed Pump in the stomach and a catheter in the back dripping Dia-Morphine into the Spinal Chord itself.
Anyway, this worked for 4yrs till the battery in the machine went and to my dismay (at the time) was told they they can’t take it out as it’s too dangerous it's never been taken out of someone living!
They then put me on massive dosses of Morphine and 15 other drugs to take on a daily basis.
So here I am with extreme pain still and mentally affected by all this medication which is not helping much on the pain side. Every Dr/Specialist I’ve seen recently does not want to touch me as they DONT KNOW WHAT TO DO NOW!!
All they keep saying is that I should carry on taking the pills as this is the best option, surely not? There must be someone out there can help me as I’m at my wits end and Extremely Depressed and walking around like a Zombie ( according to my wife and kids).
In the last 2months now, they have put in a New Medtronic Synchromed Pump, this time filled with half anaesthetic and Dia Morphine. However, I am left with no feeling in certain parts of the body which I can tell you, is no fun!
The pain level has dropped from a pain score of 10 to an 8 which I quess is good. I feel the brain only calculates and concerntrates on the pain Now forgetting what it was like😥
I will follow with an update in due course, but if there is anyone who can help me with my pain, PLEASE DO GET IN TOUCH xxxx