In 1987 I was injured on the job for the state of Tennessee. Since that time, I have been through 15 surgeries. I have had neurostimulators implanted, only to short out and [require] other surgeries to take those out and have others put back in. I have had every kind of shot, injection, trial. I’ve taken every pain medication you can think of. […] It was in excess of 10 to 15,000 pills per year I was taking. Constant pain was a way of life. And I will be honest and tell you, it was no life.
Six years ago, Dr. Yelameli with Nashville Pain Center suggested I try a pain pump. Within two weeks of the pump being implanted, I was able to quit all of my medication. Right now, the only medication I take is supplied through [AIS]. It has changedmy life. I now work part time for an apartment complex […]. To the people of AIS, I would like to say thank you for the service you provide. You have changed my life so much that I can’t even begin to describe it.