It is estimated that people with health problems, including people with pain, have a consultation with a healthcare professional for less than 3 hours a year, on average. This means that for the other 364.5 days of the year, they must be self-sufficient. This applies to you as well.
You need tools to control and/or cope with your pain. We are happy to share these tools with you. You will not always be able to use all the tools in the Toolkit but keep them at hand. You never know when they will come in handy. Let's take a closer look at two of them. Namely, acceptance and taking action.
Acceptance does not mean that you simply have to accept your pain. You have to take action yourself to open new doors and experience what is behind this.
You may feel alone in coping with your pain. Self-management sounds a bit like doing everything yourself. Yet, this is not true. Ask family, friends and/or colleagues to help you. By joining a patient organisation, you will meet other people with whom you can also share experiences and tips.