Tuesday, June 21, 2016

My Baclofen Pump Maintenance



I had a baclofen pump implanted in my belly 4 years ago.  I have had great results maybe since I had taken baclofen pills for many many years. 

I was taking 80mg which is near the limit of 100mg, but after the pump it is only 57mcg of baclofen intermittently 24 hours a day.

It has relieved almost all spasticity which helps me to walk again with a walker.

The only maintenance is the pump has to be refilled every 6 months which means a big trip to Atlanta (happens to be tomorrow).  I take it serious since the results can be fatal if I do not get it refilled. 

Disclaimer:  I truly was relieved when Basic Home Infusion contacted me asking me to do a guest post on their blog.  Basic Home Infusion is the top nationwide intrathecal pump management service.  It is a relief to know of them since it could be very difficult to get to Atlanta twice a year for the rest of my life....all in all I have nothing to complain about!

10 comments:

Ruth Hiebert said...

Hope all goes well.

Karen said...

Safe travels on your trip tomorrow...medical technology has come a long way thru the years...when my dad finally got an insulin pump for his diabetes, he was able to enjoy life so much more!

Elephant's Child said...

Thank you. I too take baclofen and have done for years. A pump has been suggested - and it is nice to hear that it can improve life.

DUTA said...

If you feel the pump has relieved spacticity , then it's worth the effort involved in maintenance and refilling.

Kim @ stuffcould.... said...

Sorry I didnt clarify, it was well worth any maintenance etc to get rid of spasms!!

Ginny Hartzler said...

Wishing you well!!

Im Downtown said...

I hope your travels went well. My students learned about the utility of Baclofen pumps today in treating spasticity.

Small Kucing said...

Safe journey to you and hope everything goes smoothly

Diane J Standiford said...

Cool

diane b said...

Hope all goes well. You are a brave lady.

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