I was driving my car with my fiancée as the passenger and was hit head on by a drunk driver. It was determined during the investigation that the driver hit us at approximately 70 mph. I was severely injured. After 12 surgeries and unbearable pain, I agreed to have my right leg amputated below the knee.
I have been taking morphine and methadone to help with the pain. The medications do not help that much, especially when I am sitting and lower my stump.
My best friend was participating in the annual American Pain Society convention in Tampa, where I live. He spoke with Competitive Technologies, Inc. employees about the non-invasive pain device. He explained my story to them.
I left work and came to the Tampa Convention Center and was treated for 45 minutes on the pain device. I kept lowering my stump to see if I had any pain and was astonished to find that I did not have any pain or burning. After the treatment I actually walked around for one hour. I felt good that night and had no pain. I took advantage of having no pain and walked more than I should. By the next afternoon the pain had returned.
I can honestly say that I have not been pain free since before my accident. I want one of these devices. I want to be treated again. Anyone with pain should have this device to lead a normal life without having to take the medications, which make them numb and sleepy.