Continued from #08- Inaccurate PAIN Assessments MADE a BIT Better– Because of my pain WHICH HAS NEVER BEEN CHRONIC, shifting and changing based on actions and bone shifting having different time ratings to add the colors to the pictures is useful. But there is more like the detailing that for me is necessary because there is no reference when doctors only see you every 6 months or when there is a specific problem THAT THEY HAVE RECOGNIZED.
WE AS PATIENTS, who have NOT received proper injury treatment, NEED TO KEEP Visual DIARIES, so that doctors can view the progression of pain at least with coloring in pain variables and area changes.
Like for me which pain has never been consistent, it always comes from actions that have increased problems and actions that have effected previous areas where pain was in the past but had been gone for a long while. That is a reason that detailing visuals can really assist others, like doctors OR other healthcare OR physical therapy people, realize what issues you, a patient, is trying to share with them.
Visual descriptions may be generified, but people with problems may also need more details. If I had taken photos or sketches of my arm, with the problems showing, even only the pain charted I could have drawn or colored in the pain variables over time as well as the location shifts so that the doctor’s assessments could be more accurate.
The medical society could do this work also, but in my experience they haven’t done so yet.
Rhapsodie’s Visually Detailing Pain & Variations
My left forearm pain has grown with problems over time, just with using enlarged clips of the pictures from the National Institute Of Pain with added detailing as remembered over time more details of understanding could be seen.
Let me show you my recent work with detailing some of the advancing stages of arm problems based only on my memories from 2014 up to now with the newer problems that grow on my left forearm.
As previously mentioned, the injury to my lower left arm was originally fractured in a car accident. This sketch was pieced with the picture shared by the book and my information added.
AND during the summer of 2014 after taking a twisting fall in 2013 where my weak arm suffered some. THEN there was another fall around Father’s Day 2014 that dramatically increased my problmes. This was demonstrated later, in July of 2014 as I was carrying some envelopes of mail up from the mailbox and a piece of bone popped up out of the bone on my left arm. Instead of taking a picture with my camera, I stood in the yard and pushed the bone down away from the skin.
NO VISUAL EVIDENCE was left for the doctors that they took time to examine or see, AND no one has even gathered accurate assessments of that arm because the 2005 screw removal surgery report was falsified.
BUT maybe if I had previously added the visuals into a timeline of events incorporating any personal pain feelings the doctors’ would accord more serious attention to the injury now. I have not done things that way because of my ignorance of how the doctors misdiagnose based on limited information. Previously my diabetes was appropriately diagnosed when I was 5, because the Hemoglobin A1C taken from my blood placed my blood sugar levels as being way outside normal, and my parents were witnesses to how sick I was and the amount of time I lived sickly.
The bone injury assessments aren’t as easy for the doctors to see after time continues to pass. BUT let me demonstrate how the detailing could add value to visual assessments by medical professionals…