I've received an appointment through to a pain management clinic, which is a few weeks away. Usually, any help I can get would be welcome, but I'm increasingly anxious and stressed out about the ridiculous amount of time I am having to take off work for appointments currently.
My daughter is also poorly, and so i'm having to attend many appointments with her and in the same week of the Pain Management appointment, I have 3 other appointments, all requiring at least 2 hours off work - I can't keep expecting to take so much time off work, it's not fair on my boss or my clients and I need to know what the value of a pain management appointment is, in order to work out if this is the appointment I should drop or simply reschedule and wait longer for.
I have no idea what a pain management clinic is, or of the benefits, so I have no idea what I would potentially get out of the appointment.
Honestly, I am very cynical and if using a TENS machine, meditation or distraction, gentle regular exercise, eating healthily and getting enough sleep etc are offered as a way of managing my pain I will feel cross, as these are obvious things i'm already doing.
Can anyone help shed any more light on what I can expect from a pain management clinic please?