Update update update update update!
I have received a questionnaire for the STEPS program the pain doc wanted me to join, and I've filled it out and am quite excited about the holistic sort of help this offers and what may become of it.
Along with sending the questionnaire (about my mental health, my pain scores and such), I added a note requesting the pain doc to contact me regarding my pain, and I added the pain diary for Friday through to today, and I also made sure to leave a message with the receptionist over the phone. I said I am still experiencing quite severe pain and could she please call me as I need to speak to her about the treatment plan, especially that I have realised I am clearly far more active than the activity level she had guessed I was at.
So hopefully she'll call soon. I also received that lovely one off payment from the government (for you guys in America, it's our Kevin Rudd's new economic stimulus package and i'm not sure how it works since he's spending $42b on it; but it's supposed to get us out of the spiral we're in? i am just happy that I can pay the bills and go to hydrotherapy for another month, and buy myself a new mattress!)
I'm looking at a new mattress this afternoon (in about 2 hours). Oh and I did the easter shopping! But unfortunately I've either been up walking or sitting all day so far, so I am very sore.
Should I go by what feels comfortable when I lay on it? Or should it be firm or semi firm or what? Anyone know?