Marilyn's Assessment

Gardening & genealogy

My roots

My nursing career

Need to educate about pain

Often untreated

Nerves try to regenerate

Zero to ten scale

What "nerve pain" is

Marilyn's Assessment

Marilyn is a hospice nurse who had a mastectomy. A year later she was diagnosed with a chronic pain syndrome that often follows surgery. She is very active in educating doctors, nurses, and people with cancer and their families about dealing with cancer pain.

As I tried to describe mine, most of the time it wasn't, it wasn't excruciating. It probably fell in that three to four range for me most of the time. And while that is a subjective thing in one hand it is what is real to the patient. And that is what is important. Patients are to be believed.

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