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Scarred_for_life
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   Posted 11/4/2009 3:28 PM (GMT -7)   
I have a question about the pain diary.  Is it okay to miss days in your diary or should you do a page every day?  Cause I have missed days in mine, only because I forget to write in it and when I finally think about writing I'm usually lost for words.  What would you suggest to help this?
 
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Chutz
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   Posted 11/4/2009 5:31 PM (GMT -7)   
Hi Scarred!

Good question and I'm glad you asked. If you miss a day here and there I doubt it's going to make a huge difference ... but...you know this was coming...lol Let's say you miss 1 day each month. Not a big deal. What about missing 1 day each week? That's a bigger deal. Two or three days...each week? That's not good. See what I'm getting at.

How I do it is I have it on the table beside my recliner. So each day when I sit down with hubby to either visit or usually we're watching hockey, I make sure to fill it out before I get sidetracked. Or another really good option is to have it beside the bed, on a nightstand, on the floor beside your bed...wherever you can see it and get to it. Find a routine. Maybe let everyone know you're going to have 10 minutes of 'quiet time' after supper with just you, a cup of a wonderful beverage and your journal. OK, a nice piece of chocolate doesn't hurt either. How about 2 little pieces of Dove chocolate. Then you have your time to relax and jot things down. Or maybe it would work better for you to do mornings. Chocolate is an all-day type of food. ;-)

Don't worry about what you say because most days will likely be very similar, just do the best you can. Just put down whatever comes to mind, your words and nothing fancy. We're talking about pain here and there's nothing pretty about that!

Does this help? If you want to talk more about it, please either ask again here for email me and I could send you a copy of what I put down.

Warm hugs,
Chutzie
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Scarred_for_life
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   Posted 11/4/2009 7:01 PM (GMT -7)   
Good idea Chutzie! I'll do that for sure. My thoughts have been so scattered that I have only gotten two days in the past month written down. But now that I have a little bit of a system around here your ideas will work much better. :-)

See ya!

Hugsssssss

Scarred
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