Serve debilitating pain was a constant problem for my husband, Hermann. At one
time he was on 300 mg Fentanyl Patches plus 15 mg Oxycodone pills every
3-4 hour, AND THE PAIN WAS STILL THERE. The constant pain was so debilitating to the point that he couldn't think of
anything else, and that was a depressing effect on his
quality of life.
He was fortunate
that there was a good pain management or palliative team that worked with him constantly to find something else that finally would helped. He had an implanted
pain pump – the actual terminology is “Intrathecal Drug Delivery”. Once the pain management team found
the right dosage for him, there was much relief from the constant pain.
He still had meds for break-thru pain, but on a daily bases, the level of
pain was so much improvement.
I would think that in the 4 years since Hermann had received his pain pump there would have been improvements in this whole system. Don't know if this is
information will help, but it worked wonders for Hermann. Best of luck to you.
widow of Hermann
sarcomatoid pleural meso