Pacing: An Important Tool for Coping with Chronic Illness

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Pacing: An Important Tool for Coping with Chronic Illness

Post by Tee on Sun May 15, 2011 7:14 am

Good advice - i think we may all know this - but thought it was worth a post. Have to be honest here though, if I am at a level 7 I am already in bed lol

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How many times have you had a good day only to drive yourself right back to bed by completely overdoing it and tackling everything on your to do list and then some? I can't count the number of times I've done this to myself. One of the great ideas I learned about at The Lemons Center for Behavioral Pain Management is pacing.

http://somebodyhealme.dianalee.net/2010/04/pacing-important-tool-for-coping-with.html
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Post by whitzendJane on Sun May 15, 2011 7:54 am

I saw a Chronic Pain Management Doc on Friday and this is exactly what she was talking to me about. I am currently on the waiting list for a course they run showing you have to get more out of life without running yourself ragged.

She said pain patients usually fall into 2 catergories..

ones who give in and become cut off and totally debilitated by their pain
and those who push on regardless ignoring it as much as possible and usually making themselves a bit iller in the process.

I am waiting to see an American Psychologist who specialises in pain management behaviour. She recognised I cannot be treated with drugs and now they are looking at behavioral management of my lifestyle to help be improve the quality of life etc.

I will let you know how I get on of course.

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