I have had one lousy surgery after another, like most here. I have my second SCStimulor and am wanting a pain pump because the meds are killing the one good system I have left: my digestive tract. My doctor says I have to go a whole month before the trial with pain meds. How on earth am I supposed to do that? I am crying after one morning without help. My pain management doctor who won't be doing the implant wants to give me meds to easy withdrawals but doesn't have any other suggestions to get through the month. Is this standard practice to need a whole drug free month? What other meds have some of you used to get through it. My pain guy is a colossal jerk but I have no where else to go. He has treated me only with hydro and oxycododone. What have some of you done to survive this time? Thanks in advance.