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?
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...
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.
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.
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.