Pain management... | HysterSisters
HysterSisters Hysterectomy Support and Information
Advertising Info HysterSisters Hysterectomy Support Tutorial

Go Back   Hysterectomy HysterSisters > Hysterectomy Special Needs > The Road Less Traveled is a massive online community with over 475,000 members and over 5 million posts.

Our community is filled with women who have been through the Hysterectomy experience providing both advice and support from our active members and moderators. is located at 111 Peter St, Toronto, Canada, M5V2H1 and is part of the VerticalScope network of websites.

With free registration, you can ask and answer questions in our HYSTERECTOMY forum community, get our FREE BOOKLET, access Hysterectomy Checkpoints and more.

You are not alone. The HysterSisters are here for you. Join us today!
join HysterSisters for hysterectomy resources and support

Pain management... Pain management...

Thread Tools
Unread 01-14-2004, 07:51 PM
Pain management...

How do you all write down your pain descriptions for your doctor?

I have one link from (((((Sheri))))) with a way to describe the pain, but I was wanting to look at a few more sites or ides to get an idea of how I can best get my experience down on paper.

Thanks ladies.

Hugs and Healing,

Sponsored Links
Unread 01-14-2004, 08:48 PM
Pain management...

Dear Rita,

You could check out the International Pelvic Pain Society questionnaire....

You could print out the questionnaire and look through the sections where you decribe your pain. I have completed it twice and it made me think of things I wouldn't have normally.


Unread 01-14-2004, 09:07 PM

I wish I could blame it on brain fog, but unfortunately I know it's just me. lol

Where's the questionare? I can't find it on the site.

Sponsored Links
Unread 01-14-2004, 09:41 PM
Pain management...

Dear Rita,

I'm sorry, it's called the "History and Physical Form".

Unread 01-15-2004, 10:46 AM
Pain management...


I gave my doc a multi colored visual. I printed out a blank calendar from Microsoft Word for several months. I then proceeded to highlight left pain, right pain and generalized pain in different colors. Pain patterns showed up clearly.

I thought he might think I was a little off my rocker, but then again he already knows that so it was worth a shot.

Really, my appreciated the information presented in this way. He asked me to please keep logging my symptoms on a calendar.

Just one idea!
Unread 01-15-2004, 11:10 AM
Pain management...


I forgot, I did do the same thing as Michelle mentioned... I had 4 different color small round stickers (blue, green, yellow, red). THen I had a key indicating:
blue - pain 0-2 (none or very mild)
green - pain 3-4 (mild, manageable)
yellow- pain 5-6 (moderate and annoying)
red - pain 7-8 (bad pain, very distressing)

I don't usually have pain above an 8 so I didn't have anything for that... but then I never used the Blue stickers either hee-hee.

I had a blank calender and for each day I would apply a color sticker showing my pain level. I taped it to my bathroom mirror. It was good for me too because it showed that while I have pain all the time it was getting worse in a cyclical pattern... that is when they started me on the pill. I also would make notes when I used the red in case I thought there was something that might have made it worse like going for a walk etc.

I did this for 4 months. I tried not to analyze too much because one of my ways of coping is to ignore as best as possible.



Our Free Booklet
What 350,000 Women Know About Hysterectomy: Information, helpful hints as you prepare and recover from hysterectomy.
Answers to your questions

Thread Tools

Forum Jump

Similar Threads
From This Forum From Other Forums
4 Replies, Last Reply 11-01-2006, Started By smilinfaces
9 Replies, Last Reply 07-04-2006, Started By bluesuit66
6 Replies, Last Reply 01-10-2006, Started By Cat1T
4 Replies, Last Reply 06-17-2005, Started By TWhite
3 Replies, Last Reply 11-08-2004, Started By Murfffy
4 Replies, Last Reply 11-08-2003, Started By Pattyann
20 Replies, Last Reply 08-12-2002, Started By Judester
9 Replies, Last Reply 07-09-2002, Started By SusanjWalters
2 Replies, Last Reply 04-07-2002, Started By SusanjWalters
12 Replies, Last Reply 02-13-2002, Started By renee0309
8 Replies, Preparing for Hysterectomy (pre hysterectomy)
4 Replies, Hysterectomy Recovery (post hysterectomy)
2 Replies, Pelvic Floor and Bladder Issues
6 Replies, Hysterectomy Recovery (post hysterectomy)
13 Replies, Preparing for Hysterectomy (pre hysterectomy)
5 Replies, Hysterectomy Recovery (post hysterectomy)
0 Reply, Preparing for Hysterectomy (pre hysterectomy)
0 Reply, Preparing for Hysterectomy (pre hysterectomy)
9 Replies, Preparing for Hysterectomy (pre hysterectomy)
2 Replies, Preparing for Hysterectomy (pre hysterectomy)


Hysterectomy News

October 26,2020


HysterSisters Takes On Partner To Manage Continued Growth And Longevity
I have news that is wonderful and exciting! This week’s migration wasn’t a typical migration - from one set ... News Archive


Calendar - Hysterectomies - Birthdays

Request Information

I am a HysterSister


Featured Story - All Stories - Share Yours


Your Hysterectomy Date

CUSTOMIZE Your Browsing