Thursday, December 25, 2008


I hope you all are having a good holiday season so far!

Finally an update....

A couple weeks ago, I did the trial for the morphine pump, which brought my pain level from a 10 to around a 4 to a 5. I still had a few flare up's. I decided since that was a success in my book, that I will have one put in permanently next Tuesday, December 30th. The doctor showed us what the device would look like....and it was the size of a hockey puck and will be put just inside my skin and will be located right around my hip area. There is a catheter that will go from the device to my spine where the medicine will go directly into my spinal fluid. Every two to three months, I will have to go back to the doctor's office to refill the device. They will insert a needle threw my skin into the device to be filled (like an ink cartridge!). The device will eventually need to be replaced in about 5 to 6 years.

Also, something coming up in the near future to move back to Sioux Falls, SD where we are originally from. It will be quite a change from the nice weather we have here in Florida. But, this could place anywhere from 2 months to 5 months..depending on alot of things...which will give me time to get adjusted to the morphine pump.

Well, that's it for now....
We hope you all have a safe and Happy New Year!!
~Rebecca~...and mom!!

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