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Ha anyone been to Bath residential pain management program, at royal United Hospital Bath?

Thetealharp profile image

I would not be able to attend the guys and st Thomas or Liverpool due to my needs. Stanmore is unlikely. I would be attending either the supported adults or the young adults group. If anyone have any information or experience with Bath please put it below as I can't find any person experience online.

Thank you

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BigYin81 profile image
BigYin81Administrator

Hey :)

This group is for people in the Scottish Borders mainly. It’s unlikely anyone here has been to Bath as there are closer programs to this area.

Is there something specific, and general that you feel you’d like to ask/know?

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Thetealharp in reply to BigYin81

Hi, I had just wondered because it is the national centers and takes people with more complex needs or who need more specialist support. Because although I live a far way from Bath it's is being considered because of how much support I need. I would really like to hear about any personal experiences because I have found the information that they have online but haven't managed to find anyone talking about their personal experiences.

Tbh if anyone has any experience with rehabilitation it would be helpful.

Thank you

Cyanara profile image
CyanaraModerator in reply to Thetealharp

I haven’t been to Bath but I have completed the Scottish National Residental PMP at Gartnaval in Glasgow. It was very good both in content and in support. It’s more a pain management program than a rehabilitation service. Happy to help if I can.

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Thetealharp in reply to Cyanara

Hi, I'm so glad you found it helpful. Can you give any more details about your experience and what it was like? Thank you

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CyanaraModerator in reply to Thetealharp

It was very much putting into practice everything we learned about pain management. How to take it and apply it to real life. It really helped cement my knowledge as well as develop a great support with other pain warriors.

We were accommodated in self catering flats but it was very accessible. It was brilliantly paced and we had great onsite support at the day to day sessions.

Anything you can learn or use to put into you pain toolkit is a benefit. For most of us there is no cure. This helps you learn how to manage pain instead of pain managing you.

What have you already done in terms of pain management?

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Thetealharp in reply to Cyanara

Hi,I would need to stay in a more supportive accomodation due to my support needs.

I did to a children's/ young people residential pain management and intensive physio thing and it went really badly. And tried so badly to keep up what they wanted and then just crashed.

I am fairly well versed in pain management strategies as well as physio.

Part of the reason they are sending me to one of these centre is so I have a multi disciplinary team around because I have a long and complex medical history and needs which can confuse most doctors.

Thank you

Cyanara profile image
CyanaraModerator in reply to Thetealharp

Really hope you get a chance to add to your repertoire! The more tools we have the better. Keep us posted. It would be great to hear how you get on!