What hints would you give people that you think has helped in your own pain management.
For me it is a simple thing that my doctor suggested was keep a pain diary.
I now keep a pad at the side of the bed and each night I put down a number between 1 and 10 at what I think my pain has been for that day.
Pain record using a scale of 1 to 10.
With 1 being equal to stubbing your toe on the end of your bed (it hurts but you know it will go away soon.
And 10 being someone hit you with a sledge hammer in your back and keeps doing it all you want to do is die all movement is extremely painful even trying to take a deep breath hurts.
I did this for 2 years, and before I use to say my extreme pain was only every one or two months but now see how bad it has been.
over 60% of my days I found out I am at a pain level of 6 or above which means I cannot do just about anything from trying to make a cup of tea most of the time above level 6 I spend in bed as trying to get out causes more pain than I can manage.