We’re gonna knock that pain down!


“A stabbing pain, you say?”

This cartoon is right on the mark.

You know what it’s like when you are trying to get somewhere and hit every red light? Well, my appointment Monday was the opposite. Green lights all the way.

Dr. Prager was very professional, yet compassionate. He has made it his life’s work to help people who are suffering from intractable pain. By the time patients get to him, he said, they are usually desperate. They’ve been through a multitude of doctors, misguided treatments, unecessary or failed surgeries – – all with no relief. We were nodding our heads and I was blinking away tears.

I believe he can help me.

Because this time it’s different. I am not trying to get “fixed,” I am trying to get relief from pain. The life I live now is from my bed or a special recliner in the living room, with ice wrapped around the area of my pudendal nerve and its branches, and a medical-grade heating pad on my bladder. If it weren’t for my MacBook connection to the www, my world would be very small.

Here’s the game plan.

1) KETAMINE #1 ——   3-day ketamine infusion – scheduled for Jan 24, 25, 26. Click on video links below to watch an actual ketamine session with “Elizabeth” – who credits Dr. Prager with getting her life back, and travels to UCLA periodically for ketamine booster infusions. The video will explain what ketamine does and how it is being used for chronic intractable pain.

Case Study Part 1:  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7Qa6gMRWM8c

Case Study Part 2: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-F95dVfxXzs&feature=related

2) KETAMINE #2 —— If I respond well to ketamine and it lowers my pain threshold, Dr. Prager wants to set up a second transfusion of 5 days and another transfusion of even 10 days to really knock the pain down.

3) PAIN PUMP —- Once my pain is relieved to the point where I am able to tolerate surgery better, he will implant a pain pump (which is very small and delivers only 1/300th of the amount of pain medication I have to take orally for the same effect) He told us he has many patients who have been able to resume their lives, return to work, hobbies, etc.

Wow. My horizon looks so much brighter than it did before my appointment. Here we go!



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