Phill is struggling. Week one has drawn to a close. All the urgent issues and daily issues have been resolved. He has worked out how to best work around the basic tasks in life and these are now happening with relative ease. What isn’t happening with knowing how to stop pain effectively.
Phill’s first week was largely pain free. He was surprised by the complete lack of pain. He was aware of the dull ache and slight pressure from the swelling which was uncomfortable, but not painful. Now, however, the pain is really starting to creep up. And this is something that Phill simply hasn’t been prepared for. To make matters worse, it’s impacting on his ability to sleep well. But Phill is seeking ways on how to stop pain without using medications because they simply haven’t been very effective.
It was always going to be difficult for Phill to integrate everyday life with one arm out of action. Four little children, one of which is a newborn at home is difficult at the best of times. But with this injury, it’s a source of frustration.
Phill talks about how to stop pain, the trial & error processes he worked through to best reduce the pain and how he does the best he can to work in with life’s demands.
Nic Nash-Arnold has been nursing for twenty years. She has nursed thousands of patients, mainly in the operating theatre. Nicole has worked in both public and private hospitals in Queensland. Ten years ago, she left the “coal face” of nursing and moved into a Nurse Educator role and then a series of senior and executive hospital administration roles. Nic has always believed in the empowerment with education. That might be empowering nurses to provide better care or patients to take better care, but education is always the centre of the solution. Google