Residential at St Thomas's- London

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Residential at St Thomas's- London

Postby Corinne » Wed Feb 25, 2009 9:44 pm

I've been told at my pain clinic that I may have to go to the St Thomas's residential clinic in London- apparently its something like Sunday night til Thursdays & then home for the weekend & back- I believe it was for 4 weeks.
It depends on the physio's opinion next week as to whether I do this or the standard Pain Management Course of 1 day a week.

I'm told that if they think this is necessary then they will have to make a case to my GP's surgery as they would have to use their funding to pay for it- so its up to the GP.... hmm....

Does anyone else have any experience of this type of thing or of St Thomas'?

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Postby princess » Wed Feb 25, 2009 9:56 pm

Wish i could get an appointment with any specialist up here is Scotland - all the best clinics and Drs all seem to be way down South.
And with no money for private well.....................................so if you get the chance you go for it.
Anything is worth a go with this illness.
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Postby LinzWorld » Thu Feb 26, 2009 8:18 am

I've heard mixed opinions. The ethos of INPUT seems to be to get people on as few meds as possible - they won't prescribe meds and it's about physio, CBT, that kind of thing. Some people find it ver helpful, others find that they need meds to be able to do physio, etc and get the most benefit.
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Postby Corinne » Thu Feb 26, 2009 11:00 am

Hmm- although I think that both CBT & physio WOULD benefit me- I also doubt I could get out of bed without my meds.....

I think I'm going to have to make a good impression on the physio next week- I'd rather struggle along at home & do the weekly course if they're likely to mess with my meds....

Thanks for the info Linz.

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Postby samantha louise » Wed Mar 11, 2009 9:43 am

how have you got on corrinne
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Postby Corinne » Wed Mar 11, 2009 10:59 am

Oops- forgot to update this thread :roll:

I have seen the physio & it went well- she was really nice. The outcome is that I can do the regular pain management course at my local clinic- they don't think I'll need to do the residential which is great!

I should be staring the weekly course either in April if there is a space for me, if not then it will be June.

I'm quite looking forward to it- I need to get into a better routine with my life- I can be in pain with no life at all or I can still be in pain, but have friends, a social life & some sense of normality! I know which I'd prefer! :)
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Postby samantha louise » Wed Mar 11, 2009 11:18 am

aw imm glad you got the result you wanted..... im just nosey thats all!!!
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