Horizon Documentary on Pain

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dreamdaisy
dreamdaisy Member Posts: 31,520
edited 3. Feb 2011, 05:47 in Living with Arthritis archive
Tomorrow night on BBC2 (at 9pm) Horizon is all about pain, the whys, wherefores and treatments thereof. As some of us occasionally struggle with the odd twinge, this could be of interest. DD
Have you got the despatches? No, I always walk like this. Eddie Braben

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  • stickywicket
    stickywicket Member Posts: 27,719
    edited 30. Nov -1, 00:00
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    Thanks for the info, DD.

    Put me down for one throb, four aches and a dozen expletives, please.
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  • Starburst
    Starburst Member Posts: 2,546
    edited 30. Nov -1, 00:00
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    Thank you for this. I shall watch with interest. :) x
  • speedalong
    speedalong Member Posts: 3,315
    edited 30. Nov -1, 00:00
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    Thanks DD, would probably have missed it. WIll set the video.

    Speedy
    I have had OA since mid twenties. It affects my hips and knees. I had a THR on the left aged 30 and now have a resurface-replacement on the right - done May 2010.
  • puffin
    puffin Member Posts: 67
    edited 30. Nov -1, 00:00
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    I noticed that too in the listings.
    Just an hour. A series might do the subject justice, but then for most people that would be too much/a boring subject.

    Am hoping one or two people who know me might watch it as you might also be hoping.

    Don't suppose anyone on here was interviewed.

    Well, we will be expert reviewers of this programme. Meantime I am going to look for some advance detail on the content.
    Puffin
  • valval
    valval Member Posts: 14,911
    edited 30. Nov -1, 00:00
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    have set it to record as know will forget it on lol
    val
  • traluvie
    traluvie Member Posts: 2,579
    edited 30. Nov -1, 00:00
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    Thanks DD,,

    Will be recording that...hopefully be interesting..xx
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  • Wonkylegs
    Wonkylegs Member Posts: 3,504
    edited 30. Nov -1, 00:00
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    Thanks DD - will set it to record ........ better write myself a not to remind me to remember to record it ....... :wink::lol::lol:

    wonder if they'll mention the link between brain fade and pain :lol::lol:

    WOnky xxx
  • skezier
    skezier Member Posts: 11,333
    edited 30. Nov -1, 00:00
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    Hi DD,

    Oh that might be interesting.... i must try and remember to see it but I have a sieve for a brain and am on overload :lol::lol:

    Hope you had a decent night and leaving a (((( )))) cris xx
  • julie47
    julie47 Member Posts: 6,041
    edited 30. Nov -1, 00:00
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    will try to watch that dd
    thank you
    juliepf x
  • dreamdaisy
    dreamdaisy Member Posts: 31,520
    edited 30. Nov -1, 00:00
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    Bumped up for anyone who wasn't around yesterday. DD
    Have you got the despatches? No, I always walk like this. Eddie Braben
  • cherrybim
    cherrybim Member Posts: 334
    edited 30. Nov -1, 00:00
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    Thank you for bumping this up DD

    OH & I will certainly watch it.

    During the programme, with your permission and that of Barbara I thought I'd ask if I can bring him to the den with me?

    I believe he's lying through his teeth when he says he knows nothing about bongs.
  • dreamdaisy
    dreamdaisy Member Posts: 31,520
    edited 30. Nov -1, 00:00
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    I won't be there, I dunno about Barbara! Should OHs get involved? I think it's our preserve really, they don't get coat stroking and admiring straight toes. DD
    Have you got the despatches? No, I always walk like this. Eddie Braben
  • cherrybim
    cherrybim Member Posts: 334
    edited 30. Nov -1, 00:00
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    Yep, you're probably right and by that time it's more or less a cert that he'll be snoring his head off.
  • noeltone
    noeltone Member Posts: 878
    edited 30. Nov -1, 00:00
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    Hi DD sorry about that I did not read you had already mentioned it I watched it found it interseting
  • barbara12
    barbara12 Member Posts: 21,281
    edited 30. Nov -1, 00:00
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    I watched it, and like you say it was very interesting, you dont realise how complex pain can be, I am a big believer in distraction....but wouldnt it be good to have a little box connected to the brain, then you can switch of the pain :smile:
    Barbara x
    Love
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  • julie47
    julie47 Member Posts: 6,041
    edited 30. Nov -1, 00:00
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    Hi dd
    I als watched it and found it interesting. I don't really know what i was expecting.
    Think deep down I was expcting the programme to focus on our pain.
    I do feel for the people who can't feel any pain though. This can be extremly dangerous.
    Juliepf x
  • frogmorton
    frogmorton Member Posts: 29,490
    edited 30. Nov -1, 00:00
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    Hi Everyone I watched it too.

    they didnt seem to have anyone who actually has chronic long term pain though did they? Like us lot??

    The lady who had had the stroke and the young girls didn't have a reason for pain anymore, but the brain was going haywire still.

    Those with no pain responses were so intersting too.

    Anyone else want their brain zapped or just me?!!

    Love

    toni xx
  • dreamdaisy
    dreamdaisy Member Posts: 31,520
    edited 30. Nov -1, 00:00
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    At the moment I would happily settle for being zapped, full stop. DD
    Have you got the despatches? No, I always walk like this. Eddie Braben
  • tjt6768
    tjt6768 Member Posts: 12,170
    edited 30. Nov -1, 00:00
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    don't you lot think I'm daft enough without wanting to zap mi brain!?
    Wibble

    lol
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  • fayrose
    fayrose Member Posts: 241
    edited 30. Nov -1, 00:00
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    :cry: Feeling zapped .... just thought I'd replied on this thread, then its all different. :shock:
    Hey, where am I .... HOOO am I .... eh :eek: .... :wink:
  • puffin
    puffin Member Posts: 67
    edited 30. Nov -1, 00:00
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    On the last subject, the chronic pain suffered by the girl who had had the stroke, we were told how the damaged nerves rewire themselves ( I think that was how it was explained.)

    That shed a little light on my recent encounters with neuros.
    In June a collapse at home in which I lost my sight and speech led to an overnight stay in hospital. I recovered many hours later.

    The consultant in charge of this assessment ward the next morning happened to be a neuro.----one of the nurses told me. Good, I thought, I will get an explanation.

    Me: What caused this episode?

    Neuro: Your hardware is OK but your software is faulty.

    Me: You mean my brain? (Not a stupid reply as encephalomyelitis is inflammation of the brain.)

    Neuro: It is your wiring that is faulty.

    With that he said I could go home and disappeared.

    My GP did not know what he meant, neither did another partner in the Practice.

    By chance some weeks later, I discovered, online, a paper written by neurologists a few years ago giving this same explanation. Presumably the young neuros. had latched on to this or were taught to explain things thus.

    The nervous system does its best to repair itself.
    Chronic pain is one result.

    Still I wish the neuro. had not used techno. speak. My brain could not understand it at the time. I had wondered whether some nerves in my neck were trapped.
    Puffin
  • dreamdaisy
    dreamdaisy Member Posts: 31,520
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    I know what you mean about technical language, puffin, but then I think every profession is guilty of that, be they doctors, teachers, mechanics, supermarket managers etc etc etc. Every job has its own lingo, the trouble starts when those using it forget that the rest don't understand it - or even worse they feel superior for using it.

    Surely we feel chronic pain as our conditions are ongoing and damaging. I don't think I feel it because my brain is used to it, ergo it keeps sending the messages. Surely it's the other way round - my affected joints are telling my brain that summat is wrong. Whatever it is, it's a downer! :smile: DD
    Have you got the despatches? No, I always walk like this. Eddie Braben