I’m on the pain management programme this month. I am hoping this will give me tools and techniques to cope better with the pain that I still have.
I had a flare up a few weeks ago, which ended with me sobbing in a Bed and Breakfast, because I couldn’t dance at a wedding I was at. Every time I have a flare up it feels so demoralising. When it ruins an event I have been planning and looking forward to it feels cruel.
I have completed 2 full days of the pain management course. We’ve talked about the difference between acute pain and chronic pain, why chronic pain occurs, the difference between hurt and harm, talked about the impact and psychology of pain, the pacing of life to cope better with good and bad days.
Objectively, a lot of the information is fascinating.
Subjectively, I’m hoping it’ll help me build my resilience to the pain; emotionally and physically.