The consultant Dr Paul Taylor, saw Janet this morning, and was very thorough. He has proposed starting a drug called Ketamine (a well know drug in the contexts of misuse and of veterinary medicine) which will be given by subcutaneous infusion using a pump, starting at 50mg/24 hours. Ketamine is particularly useful in long-standing pain, especially of a neuropathic nature, which Janet’s may well be.
Janet had no ill effects from the initial test dose. We are of course hopeful that this will get on top of the nagging back pain, which Janet has had since the onset, over a year ago.