internal pain pump?

crazylady Member Posts: 543 Member
edited March 2014 in Colorectal Cancer #1
Hi Everyone,
I hope you're enjoying a great 4th of July!
My surgeon mentioned an internal pain pump that could be placed during surgery that would disperse pain medication evenly 24 hours per day.
Has anyone heard of this or ever had one?


  • alta29
    alta29 Member Posts: 435 Member
    Just had it last week....worked pretty well for me !!! Good luck !
  • KathiM
    KathiM Member Posts: 8,028 Member
    Wow, Jamie...what WILL they think of NEXT???

    Never had the a result, my pain management was like the tides...eb and flow...sigh...

    Being a 'pain hero' is NEVER a good idea...sounds like this is the answer!!!!

    Hugs, Kathi
  • robinvan
    robinvan Member Posts: 1,012
    Hi Jamie,
    Sounds too cool!! I've never heard of it. I've had epidurals and patient controlled pumps. I hope the internal pump works well and keeps you pain free. What day next week is your surgery??
    I hope you're having a great 4th of July!
    Rob; in Vancouver
  • AveriRN
    AveriRN Member Posts: 61
    Hi Jamie, I only had the epidural, but can tell you it was wonderful. I was able to walk the halls the next morning w/o any pain. Hope this pain "pump" works just as well for you. Wishing you an uneventful surgery and Godspeed recovery.
    I had the epidural for 5 days after colon resect, and 4 days after liver.

  • jitterbug
    jitterbug Member Posts: 3
    My son had a Medtronics pain pump surgically implanted and it worked wonders. I believe that this option is not available unless your pain management cannot be controlled by oral drugs. I think the site for Medtronics is Also there is a yahoo group called the pumpsters, who are not cancer patients, just chronic pain patients who have the pump.