Pain Journal Template I Made

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TiredArtist
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   Posted 5/15/2012 7:46 PM (GMT -6)   
Hi everyone,
Lately I have been thinking of using a pain journal as my symptoms seem to migrate and change often. I just couldn't find one online that really worked for me. I'm more a visual person so I decided to make my own. I wanted to make it something that could be understood at a moments glance so it doesn't take up a lot of time or have a lot of writting. I figured I'd share it here maybe someone else can find it useful as well. Let me know what you think or if you plan to try it out too.  smilewinkgrin
 
 

nermada
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   Posted 5/15/2012 9:29 PM (GMT -6)   
That is sooo good! I' m also very visual. Thank you very much for sharing, it's truely awesome! yeah

Acheybody
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   Posted 5/15/2012 11:11 PM (GMT -6)   
Artist,

I really like it! Although I had to laugh at the "normal" choice....I wonder how long it's been since I could do "any such of a thing!" Are there days when you actually can, or is that just there to show the difference between us and the general public?

Debbie
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Stephnee
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   Posted 5/16/2012 9:57 AM (GMT -6)   
Lol I don't know many people that can overhead press their couch, specially while covered in cleaning supplies, cookware, and work out gear... i guess it just shows how invincible we'd feel if one day we did feel normal. I love it haha...

TiredArtist
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   Posted 5/16/2012 11:12 AM (GMT -6)   
turn I wish I could lift the couch! Acheybody,for me it was more how I feel when I do wake up without pain and have energy! (few and far between lately sadly) I will get days when my pain is manageable. I love feeling like I could do anything I want and it adds a little humor. I tend to get down when I think too much about my pain so while filling out my pain journal it makes me giggle a little and takes the focus off all the hurt a bit.

Post Edited (TiredArtist) : 5/16/2012 10:18:45 AM (GMT-6)


pjune
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   Posted 9/9/2014 11:37 PM (GMT -6)   
I love this, I think I will try using it. I have so much pain so much of the time that I cannot manage without the pain meds. I manage it and function, having the meds allow me to grin and bear it and push thru the days and I am accepting that this is all the better I can do. I am not sure what I would feel like on a pain free day it has been so long. When I can get to a printer I will print a bunch of these and present them to the new pain management doc that i will be seeing on the 30th of Sept.
“You want to remember that while you're judging the book, the book is also judging you.”
? Stephen King, Night Shift

Ljm2014
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   Posted 9/10/2014 12:21 AM (GMT -6)   
Hi,

When i am having physical therapy I always draw a person and map the pain for them ...

I had a therapist who used them years ago and it just made sense so i just take it with me now...

I forget normal ....i am improving as the vit d corrects..so i'll take it!

ak angel
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   Posted 9/10/2014 1:25 AM (GMT -6)   
I really do like that. I never kept a pain journal. Today was a great day for me with no pain. It kind of feels odd to have no pain. I guess I should enjoy it why it last. Lol

Luvzminis
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   Posted 9/10/2014 5:34 AM (GMT -6)   
What a great idea!

This should be especially helpful since it's a journal--something to check back on. I just jot down any odd flares/changes in a notebook and keep it handy before I visit my doctor. Those pictures sure would be helpful!

This is so visual--really expresses how we can feel.
"Unfurl the sails and let God steer us where He will."
St. Bede

Michael1968
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   Posted 9/10/2014 9:43 AM (GMT -6)   
TiredArtist,
This is truly wonderful!!!! Quick simple easy to use and understand. I am to lazy to journal my pain with work weeks, Home life and keeping up with my fibro family on here. This just made it simple for me and I want to use it BUT.........How do I print it? Is it possible?


Thanks,
Michael
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<3
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   Posted 9/10/2014 7:00 PM (GMT -6)   
Michael,
Right click and save the image as a picture on your desktop. Then open Word, change page orientation to landscape. Next, use the Insert picture tool to copy it. Then drag the corners to make it fill up the page. If you can't I can email it to you.
Great Job, Artist! Made me smile to see the bench press of the couch!
HEART

couchtater
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   Posted 9/10/2014 11:38 PM (GMT -6)   
I never feel like bench-pressing a couch. ;-)

I do like the graphics though.
Joy
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Pick them up and throw them right back at them! :))

Michael1968
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   Posted 9/11/2014 6:24 AM (GMT -6)   
Thank you<3 I will give that a try!!
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Michael1968/ Moderator/ Fibromyalgia

Diagnosed with and survivor of Fibromyalgia since 2001
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