|Support I have:|
|Shoulder to cry on||•|
|Wellness care providers||•|
|Emotionally, the pain makes me think:|
|My situation will never change||•|
|Of terrible conversations to myself||•|
|The situation is hopeless||•|
|The pain makes me feel:|
|Tense and unable to relax||•|
|Less confident in public||•|
|The pain means:||•|
|I’m more irritable||•|
|I stay home more than I used to||•|
|I change position all the time||•|
|I only walk short distances||•|
|The painful facts are:|
|Use the handrail with stairs||•|
|Climb stairs more slowly||•|
|Walk more slowly||•|
|The pain stops me from:|
|Walking with the dog||•|
|How the pain is triggered:|
|It’s wear and tear!||•|
Professional life is the same but I try move less
I ran 30kms per week
I have great medical history and no major issues.
Pre-existing medical conditions
Asthma during child years.
How did the pain begin? I was in a car accident and my legs were squashed by the inside of the car. No bones were broken but they were terribly hurt nevertheless
Describe the health issue briefly The pain hasn’t gone away. It’s persisted, perhaps even getting worse. I have to buy different shoes and I use supportive slip in for the shower even.
Has there been a diagnosis? Chronic pain
Note any health cover / insurance Private health cover. Transport insurance
I’m trying not to take too much medication. Gabapentin as I need it. Panamax or Panadol.
Note past treatment (list current treatment in next section)
I see a physiotherapist fortnightly.
Other important details:
I’m feeling like not many people understand me.