Pocket duties requested for 18th March

TheLordFlasheart
TheLordFlasheart Member Posts: 302
edited 19. Mar 2017, 05:06 in Living with Arthritis archive
First of all, I'll apologise for not been so active here for a while, just been really busy with work (we've had a lot of announcements and my job security aint looking great).

I have my pain clinic appointment at my local hospital this Saturday, so if anyone is free for pocket duties for moral support, it would be a help.

If anyone has been to a pain clininc before, I would like to know what to expect when I attend.


Alastair

Comments

  • barbara12
    barbara12 Member Posts: 21,234
    edited 30. Nov -1, 00:00
    Hello Alastair
    The pain clinic seems to be my second home..so here goes..firstly they are different depending on where you live,
    I had to fill in a long form... were on a picture of a body is your pain ..how bad is it 1 to 10..and questions on how the pain effects you ie are you feeling depressed..then they have a long chat and offer different meds and also injections ..I had them in my back hips and thumbs..they will review you later on to see how things are..some also offer acupuncture..I will be in pocket duties ..good luck..
  • dreamdaisy
    dreamdaisy Member Posts: 31,552
    edited 30. Nov -1, 00:00
    Hello, thank you for the reminder that this appointment was approaching and you can count me in. I sincerely hope that they will be able to help you, don't try to make light of anything just tell it how it is for you. I have been to a pain clinic, I recall filling in a questionnaire about how pain was affecting my every-day life and they did their best to help. I wish you well - I can't help on the work front as I was self-employed and retired many moons ago, having soldiered on for seventeen years. DD
  • TheLordFlasheart
    TheLordFlasheart Member Posts: 302
    edited 30. Nov -1, 00:00
    Thanks for everyones support, right now im trying my best to deal with the pain, but its getting harder to manage. Im now experiencing pain when I walk up/down stairs, when I get up from sitting down and when I walk about (as in to and from work).
    I sincerely hope that they will be able to help you, don't try to make light of anything just tell it how it is for you.

    I will just tell how it is, and how its affecting my life on a daily basis.



    Alastair
  • frogmorton
    frogmorton Member Posts: 27,377
    edited 30. Nov -1, 00:00
    You can count me in too Alastair for tomorrow and wish you the very best of luck.

    ((()))

    Toni xx
  • TheLordFlasheart
    TheLordFlasheart Member Posts: 302
    edited 30. Nov -1, 00:00
    Well, I attended my Pain clininc referral (I hope you all took notes, for those that joined me).

    I fillied in the questionnaire, and pretty much all my repsonses were a 8 -10, as in my life is really affected by my OA.

    I had a good chat with the consultant, and agian how my life is affected on a daily basis etc and possible options. As a result of this, I have now started on BuTrans morphine patches (5ug/hour), and due to go back to the pain clinic in 2 months time for a review.

    Thanks again for all the support.

    Alastair
  • Slosh
    Slosh Member Posts: 3,194
    edited 30. Nov -1, 00:00
    Glad it went well.
  • moderator
    moderator Moderator Posts: 4,088
    edited 30. Nov -1, 00:00
    Well done,

    A good result, I hope your pain is becoming more controlled - and you have a follow up appt!

    Take care

    Yvonne and the team x

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