I created this template based on the 10 week Level II Pain Program I took at Kaiser and I have used it every day for a month. It has helped me remember to take my meds, really understand my sleep (lack of sleep), how my pain goes up and down, when and how often I flare and… when I talk to my dr… I can actually speak factually (what a concept)!
Try it, tell me what you think… these are just pictures. I posted it a couple of weeks ago, but I thought if I showed you what the pages looked like, you would be more apt to try it out. :) You can download the template in my Awesome Resources tab.
If you are not tracking your progress… if you don’t use my template… create your own or buy one or do something! It’s important so you can see your PROGRESS!!!! Even if it’s small, you do progress. Even if it doesn’t feel like it… you are making progress. You will have bad days… but you will have GOOD days. Journaling forces you to see the GOOD!!
Okay, I’m off my soap box. :)
Thanks for reading and have a super cool and pain-free week-end!
This is amazing. I have only read a few blog days including your husbands guest blog. I am struggling with my fibro – unmedicated because the only ones available here put me to sleep and with a four year old, thats a NO THANKS DOC.
I love this template. I think my husband to be who does not understand what i go through can also look at how im affected. Because We dont look sick… and my doctors have also said I may have ADD and want to investigate further.. I am moving country so it’ll be something I investigate soon.
I have hope now to help my family understand this is not easy, especially with no medication to help.
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You know, I’ve tried before to create one of these but I have always given up. There are so many factors involved.
You did a great job! I’m going to print it.
Thank you for sharing this.
I gave you a gift on my blog.
See: “Warrior Women with Blogs Award.”