Pain Pump

  • youngmomof4
  • 3 years ago

My PS offered a pain pump during my surgery. He said it helps numb the area for the first 3-4 days and will reduce the amount of pain. It's an extra $300, and would be placed in during surgery. Was wondering if anyone had one an if it was worth it.

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I opted for the pain pump for my TT area but not to my breasts. BIG mistake. Get the pain pump. It's nice also because you take less narcotics which can have side effects.
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I had a 72 hour pain pump and I loved it!
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I am having my Tummy Tuck next Monday! I had two C-sections one without a pain pump one with a pain pump. I must say that the one with the pump was much easier. I opted for the pain pump with my tummy tuck. Hopefully I will have the same results as I did with the C-section.
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I had a pain pump with my tt but had it along with my drains taken out two days later. I will say, that for those two days, I had NO pain in my abdomen.

If its offered, go for it. Whats $300 more dollars when you already are dropping 10,000+?

good luck.
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Marcaine is what is usually used for pain pumps..when placed correctly it numbs the area..Good Luck on your procedure Dreemer.
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I had a pain pump. Staff in my PS office highly recommended it because her sister had it and she didn't and it made a world of difference for the sister. I don't know if it made a difference or not for me because I had nothing to compare it to, but I know that I was in pain and I'm sure that I would have been in even more pain without it! I was taking pain meds too.
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what meds are in the pain pump? I am alleric to morphine????
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i wish it were morphin! Hahaha.
It is like the stuff you get when you go to the dentist. Lidocaine kinda stuff. Not a narcotic at all. That is why i wanted to get it. Look up the web site. On Q painpump. WHen is your TT?
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thanks :) july 1 friday :) and :0
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keep me posted! mine is 9/14
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I did not have a pain pump and was glad to not have something else hanging from my body.  I stayed on top of the pain meds and just rode it out. 
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I loved having the pain pump...cuts way down on the constipating pain pills! I only took Percocet a couple of times in the first two days and then nothing until the pain pump was empty on the 4th day. I was immediately "uncomfortable" within a couple of hours...not pain though. It wouldn't hurt to ask your PS if he can give you a deal on the pain pump...mine did :0)
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Just wanted to throw in my 2c - I'm getting a tt next week and did opt for the pain pump when offered. I've had two c-sections with two different doctors. The first I got a pain pump, the second doc never uses them so just used vicodin. I did fine with both recoveries, but I know that as far as brain chemistry goes, our bodies find pain very stressful, so whatever I can do to cut out pain asap the first couple of days I want to avail myself of.

Again, just for me, my brain chemistry is prone to anxiety, so whatever I can do to sort of keep myself on an even keel I'll do it.
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I decided to get the pain pump. It's costing me $400.00 but that's ok. I am reeeeeally nervous about the pain so that's why I made a decision to get it. My TT and breast augmentation is scheduled for May 11th, 2011. Sooo excited but nervous at the same time!
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I had the pain pump and I would recommend it. A little info: it lasted five days and was a softball sized balloon thing with exterior tubes connected to about a foot of interior wires. If you are having drains, it is no big deal to put one more thing in your 'fanny pack'. I liked it because I took less Vicodin and had no bowel issues whatsoever. I took the pump out myself as directed, the painful part was taking off the tape holding the wires in place. Pulling out the wires was yucky and foreign and weird, they were like a foot long. Ughhh.
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Well....was it worth the $400? How did it go?
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I wish I could tell you if it was worth what I paid for it. For some reason mine didn't work so my PS refunded my $.
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was it defective? nice of you PS to refund.
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I wouldn't bother with the pump. The pain wasn't nearly as bad as I thought it would be.

I'm having no problems standing straight up. I am very swollen though and that is a bit bothersome. I started taking arnica two weeks before the surgery. Not sure if it helped or not.
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I had no pain pump and my pain at its highest was 2/10. I took painkillers for 3 days and that was it . . . oh except occasional tylenol after. And i'm a whimp when it comes to pain !!
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I was offered one for $400 and decided not to get it. I did fine without it, honestly. I think you would only have it for a week and after a week my pain went dramatically down. I just kept on my pain meds when I needed to take them. Everyone has different pain tolerances, though. When I had my son, it was c-section and 20 minutes later I was rushed back, put under for a second round due to bleeding. When I came to, the nurses said it was incredible that I was up and walking after 2 surgeries.
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