Me & my speech.

More here continuing from #18- February 2018- With Updated Assessments & Images  That’s why Rhapsodie has ideas that can assist in helping the doctors who ask us as patients to rate our pain on a scale from 0 to 10 to get better information…

Don’t you just hate going to the doctor and mentioning an ache or a pain and they say, ‘Rate that from 1 to 10’? And there you are thinking

  • ‘it’s not a regular pain it comes and goes when I do this or do that.’ OR
  • ‘when I eat this or drink that it changes or varies.’  Or
  • ‘this is a deep pain it’s more like a bruise in the bone not on the bone.’

But all they ask is for you to rate your pain while they are using their own estimates of pain to make that ASSessment. For instance the doctor years ago with my UTI commented that he’d be screaming in pain and I barely had an itch.

With the previous reading you can see how the National Institute on Pain Control (NIPC) information would produce a great chart basis from their Pain Assessment Scales.  Details can easily be added with areas of pain variances charted with time and effort of the patient, as was demonstrated the PAIN DIARY with Rhapsodie’s Visually Detailing Pain & Variations. Just think about how dropping a tool on your unprotected toes would feel and now imagine slamming your finger with a hammer, yes both would hurt but you’re likely hopping in consideration of your toes.  AND that’s your body not 2 different individual’s bodies.

I dislike burning my tongue on super spicy food, but other people love it, I have a super high pain tolerance and others have a much lower tolerance.  That’s just normal life, so how can we trust that the doctors who say, “Just tell me the pain you have rate it from 1 to 10” and they don’t even qualify the 1, 5, or the 10.  Because for me 10 is like the nasty migraine headache I had once that was so bad I could feel the pain of blood rushing in my head, until I barfed from it. I’ve never had pain like that since, not even when my broken arm bone was sticking out of my skin, if comparing those two I’d say the arm was like a 6.  b. Cat Scratches- P1680006But that’s because for me 1 is more than a sore muscle, more than a cat scratch,more than pulled hair, more than a needle poke.  And that’s why I think having a pain assessment process with medical care could be useful.

BUT this can only begin if the medical team is questioning their initial assessments AND the reports they have received from other so called medical professionals.  There is a reason certain doctors become so popular and it’s not for their good looks, even though some are handsome or beautiful, it’s because they take the time to look beyond other’s ASSessments in making their own.

When doctors and hospitals don’t work properly they can make the patient problems grow as well as the amount of time and effort they need to take in caring for people. AND they add to increased decreased productivity with society, at least if my case is similar to others. So doctors & hospitals & medical people should ALWAYS BE ASKING

  • Am I right?
  • Is my assumption accurate?
  • Could there be another reason I’m not looking at?
  • Am I taking time to make sure I am right with my prognosis?

It’s a lack of this self-examination that causes everyone to become more arrogant and less accurate in their decision making.

Other Connecting Posts

Whoops Disease Info

Additional Connecting Information

Rhapsodie has written about these issues for multiple reasons:

1) To have a shared written record, that’s useful. 2) To provide info to others to assist them in planning to deal with the horrid medical system of the U.S. 3) To hopefully impact doctors & health carers to do more work than just using reports which may be false.

Rhapsodie’s Visual PAIN Diary- From September 2013 into April 2017

 Rhapsodie’s ideas to improve Medical ASSESSMENTS by doctors

PAIN Variables

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