Well, here we are starting the 2nd week of a 3 week pain management programme.
To be honest, I was full of doubt when I started. I said, " I have pain, my pain is real and no amount of thinking about it, discussing it and analysing it is going to take it away."
Although parts of the course have been interesting and involve nurses, physios, psychologists etc, I still doubt that it will actually benefit me.
The course seems more aimed at those with fibromyalgia pain, pain from previous surgery or old wounds that recur and those who despite lots of testing, still have no identifiable cause for their chronic pain. Whereas my pain is from something happening inside my body that attacks other body parts and causes the pain.
Yes my body is over sensitive and yes, I suppose the pain can sometimes seem less if you're fully focused on something else but over all, I remain unconvinced.
I'd be very interested to hear, has anyone else gone through this programme or have any views on it?