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Hard to focus on pain logs

Feb 22, 2015 3:22 PM

Some days I literally can't focus my thoughts enough to draw accurate pain logs. Or sometimes I don't have the energy for it. Sometimes it helps to just make written notes because it's easier to write "throbbing pain in my calves" than drawing it.
Anyone else?

Feb 22, 2015 3:30 PM

Me too. And for me, I don't want to focus on the pain so intently because I believe it can become obsessive and i don't think that would be a good idea for me. I like the forums because I can give support and get questions answered and gather valuable opinions.

I'm actually TRYING to stop documenting with the diagram except a couple times a week. In the notes I usually add my pain level...

Feb 22, 2015 3:46 PM

I'm trying to encourage myself to keep a full log of odd symptoms and pain patterns as I head to see a neurosurgeon and a neurologist this week. It's hard to wrap my brain around logs even daily though. 5 months ago when I started this I was making multiple logs every day.

Feb 22, 2015 4:00 PM

I was also... Maybe you can set a reminder and when it goes off take a moment to do the diagram. Then after a while go back in and edit by adding the notes?

Feb 22, 2015 4:48 PM

Same here. I'm so exhausted after work I don't want to do anything else. Sometimes I do my entries in the morning for the previous day. But then it's hard for me to remember details. I've also started to do them in increments like Oregon suggested. That seems to be the best of both worlds. I do want to continue to make daily entries so I have a record of my pain progression which seems to be slowly getting worse.

Feb 22, 2015 5:57 PM

I am the same I find my self copying a lot so I don't have to fill in as much. Some days all I can write in the notes is I hurt then other days or times I write a short story. What is really depressing is to go back and read what I wrote a month ago and realize I am in the exact same spot.

Feb 22, 2015 7:11 PM

I copy forward and change what needs it, or update the previous. If the app would remember word descriptions it would be great but it doesn't. That's why I'm glad I found the copy ability.

Feb 22, 2015 7:16 PM

My pain changes SO MUCH day to day. I have used that function occasionally but most of the time it would just leave me wondering what I have and have not updated.

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