Hello Dorothy Day

PT Number: 350976   Expiry date: 2017-10-07

Date of birth: November 12, 1975

Address: My street address, My suburb,My state,3225

Phone: 04100000000

Pain summary:

Key

  • Electric
  • Scratchy
  • Pins/needles
  • Dull/ache
  • Burning
  • Pain description

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Select what it feels like in each area
  • In the morning
  • During the day?
  • In the evening?
  • When sleeping?

In the morning

During the day?

In the evening

When sleeping

What's the pain's pattern?

Me with the pain

Always Occassionally Never Irrelevant
Support I have...:
shoulder to cry on
supportive friends
family who are understanding
spiritual
wellness care providers
Emotionally, the pain makes me think...:
My situation will never change
I can't do anything
moving will make things worse
my life is ruined
of terrible conversations to myself
The pain makes me feel...:
breathless
I have nothing to look forward to
tense and unable to relax
downhearted and blue
less confident in public
The pain means...:
I’m more irritable
I stay home more than I used to
I change position all the time
I find it hard to turn over in bed
I don’t feel like eating much
I need help with socks, pants etc
I only walk short distances
My sleep is disrupted
I sit or lie down most of the day
The pain means I have to...:
use the handrail with stairs
walk more slowly
lie down for a rest more often
avoid heavy jobs at home
The pains stops me from...:
making a hot drink
doing the jobs around the house
going to the shops
walking with the dog
picking the kids up from school

Me before pain

Professional Life

I worked as a qualified nurse - I was a midwife

Personal life then

I enjoyed my work and life. It was fulfilling. I went on annual holidays and managed home and life really easily

Patient's medical history then

I was an asthmatic child but had no other health issues

Other pre existing medical conditions

None

The pain and other issues

Me with pain

What happened?

I dropped to a concrete floor when a fitball I was sitting on burst

Describe the health issue

The pelvic pain is awful and goes on all day and night. I didn't have this type of pain before the operation. I get burning in my private parts and my feet tingle and burn.

Has there been a diagnosis?

Pelvic chronic pain - it's frustrating

Health cover / insurance type

I have Private insurance

The health issue

Medication

I have tried Lyrica, Tramedo, Panamax but after a while they just don't seem to work. I really take Panamax as a relaxant now. I have had nerve blocks and botox injections but the relief doesn't last more than a few days

Treatment

I see a physiotherapist and have massage.

Other details

Current stop

Sacral Stim implant

Imaging, reports, upload

Test-x-ray.jpeg uploaded on 2016-01-07 12:00:00
Hip x-ray

Patient space

Notes for Tuesday's app with Dr Nick
  • IPG giving me a few pains - not sure if this is due to weight loss (less padding!!)
  • sensory issues with the sound of my hair, sticky tape dispenser and taring of paper when Theo is wrapping artwork a few meters away. Head moving on the pillow at night can be awkward as well.
  • Still no daily routine established. It seems no routine is my best routine and I exercise in whatever way is suitable on the day. This could be 2 sun salutes, a 1km slow walk, a light 20 min yoga for pelvic pain routine, the hula hoop or walking on the spot for a few minutes - whatever I can get. 
  • Good heart rate lifter is plank pose but of course can't always do it.
  • Evenings are proving difficult. With my increased activity and attempt to work, I fatigue so normally I'd have little creative activities to do, a little drawing, or whatever. I'm finding I'm too tired but laying on the couch is painful - always has been. So Theo has to rub my feet, I put up with the pain, and/or I sit on the toilet alot... most comfy spot.
  • Inflamation in fingers is becoming more often. Just coming out of a 5 week period where I couldn't get my rings on and I've lost that kilo so very swollen and the joints are sore at night. Hips seem to be cranky too... perhaps the left side more.
  • If I sit too long, my lower back and IPG area swell quite a bit. 
  • Overall though, much improved pain levels, have definitely paced up but limitations such as being in the car, shopping, lifting over the 3-5kg and the freedom to plan regular outings still rule the day. 

Patient journey

   

Feb'11

Peripheral Stim

May'11

Diagnosis

Nov'15

Sacral Stim Trial

Jul'16

Nerve block

Dec'16

Physio

Jan'17

Physio

Feb'17

Physio

Mar'17

Physio

Mood map

Pain summary:

Key

  • Electric
  • Scratchy
  • Pins/needles
  • Dull/ache
  • Burning
  • Pain description

Your summary will appear below

Select what it feels like in each area
  • In the morning
  • During the day?
  • In the evening?
  • When sleeping?

In the morning

During the day?

In the evening

When sleeping

Me with the pain

Always Occassionally Never Irrelevant
Support I have...:
Rest at work
Emotionally, the pain makes me think...:
My situation will never change
I can't do anything
The pain makes me feel...:
tense and unable to relax
I want to remain quiet
The pain means...:
I’m more irritable
I don’t feel like eating much
My sleep is disrupted
The pain means I have to...:
sleep alot
blow my nose
The pains stops me from...:
running
reading

Me before pain

Professional Life

I was able to work full time in my midwifery position

Personal life then

I never had headaches, now I have them all the time

Patient's medical history then

Asthmatic child

Other pre existing medical conditions

I got hay fever occasionally

The pain and other issues

Me with pain

What happened?

I don't know... I had a hysterectomy and my head was never the same again

Describe the health issue

The pain in my head is so bad that sometimes I can't see. I have to sleep but that is also hard.

Has there been a diagnosis?

No

Health cover / insurance type

Medibank Private

The health issue

Medication

Panadine Forte

Treatment

Meditation

Other details

Current stop

Imaging, reports, upload

Skull_XRAY_LateralView.jpg uploaded on 2017-02-03 12:00:00
Check up

Patient space

I'm just frustrated. I am very worried I'll lose my eye site.

Patient journey

   

Jan'17

Endocronologist

Feb'17

Check up

Mood map

Pain summary:

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  • Scratchy
  • Pins/needles
  • Dull/ache
  • Burning
  • Pain description

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In the morning

During the day?

In the evening

When sleeping

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The pain and other issues

The health issue

Current stop

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Pain summary:

Key

  • Electric
  • Scratchy
  • Pins/needles
  • Dull/ache
  • Burning
  • Pain description

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In the morning

During the day?

In the evening

When sleeping

Me with the pain

Me before pain

The pain and other issues

The health issue

Current stop

Imaging, reports, upload

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Patient journey

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Pain summary:

Key

  • Electric
  • Scratchy
  • Pins/needles
  • Dull/ache
  • Burning
  • Pain description

Your summary will appear below

Select what it feels like in each area

In the morning

During the day?

In the evening

When sleeping

Me with the pain

Me before pain

The pain and other issues

The health issue

Current stop

Imaging, reports, upload

Patient space

Patient journey

Mood map

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