Hi, has anyone been on the St Tom's INPUT course recently? I have a few questions as I've just had my assessment, but firstly, I'll fill in a few bits of background info. I've had chronic pain for quite a few years now, mostly through having Fibro/M.E, but also back, neck & knees pain for even longer, so, after visiting a local Pain Management team a while ago, with no success, and very little input, I asked to see the top dog consultant for Fibromyalgia pain. Unfortunately, he said there wasn't a team locally that could help me as my case was so complex, i.e..needing to spend most of the time in the wheelchair, due to very bad Knees' pain & back pain & weakness. I can swing through crutches for shortish distances, but get exhausted due to the pain and M.E...thus referring me to St Toms in London..50 odd miles away. The assessment there appeared to go well, but there was a huge emphasis on stair management, if the amount of walking I'd have to do 7-8 times a day & the intensity of the course, psychologically, & physically, would wear me out. A follow up phone call later from the team reiterated that. I'm a little perturbed, as I get the feeling they're trying to put me off as I need to use the wheelchair sometimes, & could get bad days, that this course is only meant for individuals who have no pain below the waist, are energetic, & don't have bad days, in the nicest possible way. I don't know that there are that many people who suffer from chronic pain, can go 5 days a week for 3 weeks, without some sort physical glitch, however temporary. Unfortunately, I can't make any promises on my good health from day to day with ME, but I really feel this is the course for me though & would benefit tremendously I'm sure! Does anyone know if there were other candidates on the course in either a wheelchair, and/or had ME/Fibro? I now have to return there to see the case manager, which seems like a good idea, but just wish it could have been sorted at the assessment. Should I stick to the plan & hope I'll be well enough for the three weeks, or cancel the whole thing? Help! 😩Please!