When I go to my pain doctor, I fix my hair carefully and do all the rest of that stuff. I get some
adrenalin whipped up and I am better. This act can go on for about
three hours. I do the same
thing when I visit with my daughter and grandaughters. I did it when my husband when to the hospital
in the middle of the night.
So it seems that if I absolutely MUST put on a show, I can. It's difficult and I always wonder if I
can do it. The answer is yes, I can almost always do it.
I think it's important to look your best when you go to the doctor. If he thinks he's not making
progress with you as a patient, he could suggest that you go elsewhere and things could get much
I asked for a slight raise in my medication (This could have caused the itch) My doctor just said,
"Sure, it will help." I always fill out a questionnaire before I see the doctor. On the written
pages, he will find the true me and my true pain.
Since I didn't have much pain giving birth, I can't call that a #10! I think a lighted cigarette held
against the skin would be a #10. I have never had a #10. I have had a #9 one time. (My shoulder)
I'm usually at #7 or #8 unless I have a strong distraction. It's almost impossible to find that much
distraction in all my waking hours.
Post Edited (Pamela Neckpain) : 5/3/2009 4:30:25 AM (GMT-6)