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I've really enjoyed my experience with Pathway Through Pain. I've learnt a lot about my pain and how to manage it. I feel I'm coping better with the pain, although I suffer from extreme anxiety so I sometimes struggle to get out the house and be outside, I push myself to do a lot and I find that when I'm moving about and doing things my mind is active but once I sit down and try to relax my pain starts again. Night times are really difficult because trying to sleep with the pain and settle down is hard - my back and legs cramp up and its very painful. I get around 2 hours sleep every night so its no surprise I wake up moody and anxious and still in pain until I'm up dressed and doing the school run shopping etc. Its been very hard work and felt like I've dealt with it all on my own without ANY help from my doctor or anyone else but pathway, and I'm proud to be able to now cope with the pain during the day because of pathway and I'm very grateful.

Donna-louise

Jul 2021

Linda

Jul 2021

Sharon

Jul 2021

Thank you for being there, it has helped me a lot and made me think how much pain I have been in. Your pathway has been really helpful - there are still goals I have to do, as sometimes I really just cant do, but I try the next day and I won't give up. Thankyou very much for your help. A very grateful Marcia.

Marcia

Jul 2021

I am extremely grateful to have been offered this course. It was good to hear the voices of different health professionals. It has encouraged me to come off serious pain killers and to concentrate on exercise and relaxation instead. I have added the exercises demonstrated to my daily routine. Before the course I had serious problems sleeping , but this is now much better, owing to the relaxation programme. I am learning to accept the pain, it no longer overwhelms me.

Inger

Jul 2021

I think the course is certainly worth doing, it helps you to cope with the pain and really makes you think about your reaction to the pain

Dianne

Jul 2021

Beneficial

Robert

Jun 2021

Well thought out, gradual course that has opened my eyes to ways I can most definitely improve my pain management… sometimes it’s the obvious things that can benefit the most…. Having the proper mindset is the first step I believe.

Maria

Jun 2021

Joanna

Jun 2021

Doing the online course has helped me change my perception of pain. And in doing so has taken a lot of the stress and anxiety that it causes away. I know I'll never be pain free but I now have the knowledge to be in control of it rather than it control me.

Mark

Jun 2021

I have enjoyed the course and found the content interesting and hope it will help me for the future. Whilst I don't always think it will help with my physical problems, which have been ongoing for many years , the idea of exercise and relaxation is a positive one and I will continue. Exercises are always difficult to do but I will persevere with that. The pandemic has not helped in making me and a lot of others I am sure , get out of trim. A series of heart problems in the last year have knocked me back but I feel the encouragement given by doing a course with prompting has been very useful.

Andrew

Jun 2021

Michael

Jun 2021

Very useful. Given me tips on managing my pain.

Susan

Jun 2021

Veta

Jun 2021

Not so long ago I would have believed that pain was pain and no amount of thinking would help. Well I am happy to say that I entered the course with an open mind and found it extremly helpful and it makes a difference to my daily living.

Alison

Jun 2021

No special effects or unreasonable expectations - just good well communicated support and advice. Everyday people giving doable targets and encouragement.

Nurdjan

May 2021

It has been a very good course still have a lot of pain and have a long way to go to get to my goal.

Geoffrey

May 2021

A good course. Gives advice and ways to manage pain.

Amanda

May 2021

Thank you so much. Your support, advice and continued support is continuing to help me knowing it's there. I'm still struggling so much but ever so grateful to you all.

Gulfiye

May 2021

This course took me a while to complete, I had quite a few flare ups throughout, however the more I’ve learned over the months how to deal with pain the shorter my flare ups have become, even my partner has noticed. Being an online course meant he could also get involved and get an understanding of how to support me as I used to feel guilty taking time out to watch a film whilst pacing however he encourages me to pace myself all day, every day and having his support has made a huge difference. Knowing that pain does not mean damage , it just really hurts and is tiresome gives me the confidence to go out walking and where I used to just stop, now I either walk through the pain slowly or rest and go again - we are not talking miles here however I’m out, I’m hearing the birds, seeing regulars walk their dogs, in fact made a lot of dog friends, which in turn has really helped my mental health. Some days I still can’t do it, the pain is too much or the tiredness and I’m ok with that because like I said the episodes are definitely getting less and lasting not as long and on those days I play my mediation, get my foot spa out and relax. I’ve also managed to come off of one of my meds pregablin which helped with the pain, however the side effects knocked my confidence more than I’d realised, including memory loss. It’s taken me some time to acknowledge the ‘new me’, I can’t do everything I used to however I think this course has taught me you can either be the person who sits and thinks about the pain and be miserable and down about it or be the person who thinks about the pain and says nope you’re not having my whole day !

Annette

May 2021

This course is aimed at people with bad backs, mine is my pelvis and did find the meditation and relaxation beneficial.

Michelle

May 2021

I was dubious that this course could help my pain, but now I’ve completed it I realise it is not about the course making your pain disappear, but more to manage the pain better by implementing certain techniques. I particularly found the relaxation and meditation extremely helpful for forgetting about the pain for a short while. I would recommend anyone with long term or chronic pain to complete this course.

Sarah

May 2021

Wendy

May 2021

Having been referred to the pain clinic who offered me this course, at first I was very sceptical about the benefits of an online course and how it could possibly help me. I have been pleasantly surprised with the contents, explanations and ideas that have already made a difference to how I manage my pain and my attitude towards my pain. I have found the stretching exercises useful and the breathing and relaxation techniques a great help. Thank you to all those who have contributed to this online course.

Lynda

May 2021

Not really helped me being in pain but found some of the tips helpful and taught me some things I did not know before

Paul

May 2021

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