Ive had 20 different surgeries dealing with my back. I’ve had four stimulators and this is my 2nd pain pump. In order to fill my pump I have to make a 4 hour round trip and I’m just not able to do any longer so I changed to a local pain Dr. and letting this pump run out. My new Dr. called the Medtronic Representative and they only help he offered was to drive back to my old doctor four hours away. I am 65 years old and live alone and I just cannot make that trip in a long. When I told the rep my situation he offered no other help and hung up the phone. I have had Hundreds of thousands of dollars of Medtronic devices implanted and I would have thought that they would help me when I needed them! The alarm has been going off for a week and now it has changed tones and going off every 10 minutes. I need help turning this pump to 1/2 the dose to taper off Fentanal. I don’t know how long I’ve got before it runs out but I know it’s not good to stop fentanal cold turkey. Also I have to deal with workers comp and I have been released from my old dr. and if I have to go back it must be approved by WC. and that can take up to a month or better.
If someone knows of a answer for me please reply ASAP!