Your recovery is hidden within your pain story.
Why this matters:
I recently had a call with a prospective (now new) client, where she shared with me her journey. She apologized for sharing “so much” information. This told me that with past providers, she would be cut off because they didn’t “have the time” to ask more questions to get a better understanding. She’s been in pain for over 2 years. After asking a few more questions, we identified what was needed: posture adjustments and activity modification. It wasn’t what she was doing, but it was how she was doing it (sound familiar?).
But we wouldn’t have known, if I didn’t ask those questions, and provided a safe space for her to share with me.
Write out your story. Record when the pain started, how it started. Also take note of what activities make it feel better, what makes it feel worse. Extra points if you can note how long of an activity you can do (like sitting) before you start to feel your pain. This is all useful information. You don’t have to go through this recovery alone.Which is why the Patient Advocate Program works. We take the time to listen to you. We’ll first meet for a free 30 minute call, establish a plan of action, and provide you with the daily support needed for your relief.