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Living on Morphine


Severe Arm Pain, Burning Electrical Arm Pain

Medical Diagnosis

Complex Regional Pain Syndrome, CRPS, RSD


Morphine Pump Replacement, Morphine Pump Refill

Episode Synopsis

Gustavo Fernandez, a sixty-nine year old retired Sergeant Major Marine, suffered paralysis in his left arm while helping flood victims. He developed shooting electrical pain that was so severe, he needed a device implanted in his body to deliver a constant flow of morphine. Now the battery of his morphine pump has run out, requiring surgery to replace it.

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