Curtis just went back for his pain pump surgery. The procedure is about an hour and a half to two hours. He was quite nervous, but Dr. Brogan feels his quality of life will be much improved. Curtis is on a high dose of Fentanyl patches and has to change them earlier than normal, and generally has a "bad day" on the days his patches are due. The pain pump will eleviate the need for the patches and most of his oral pain medications as well. It can take a few weeks to get the dose right, but I think it will be a good decision in the long run. Good thing for insurance, the pain pump itself costs $10k. Yikes! I will give everyone an update when I see him tonight..
I am going to post pics of the pump, so Jeff (Curtis' brother-in-law), don't look :)