My faithful little Painpod died last week, never to go again and believe me, we tried. I don’t grudge its’ demise since it was a good and faithful little workhorse for many years.
So I told myself nothing lasts forever, and promptly got another. The thought of being without a Painpod was not a situation I would ever consider.
So this is my Sunday “Show and Tell”.
I ordered a Painpod 3, a bio-belt with extra pads and leads.
The belt is a vital piece of kit for me. I wear mine all day, taking it off only for bed (but have been known to go to sleep with it on).
To charge up the Painpod (which only takes a couple of hours), there is a USB cable with plug.
Reusable pads of all shapes and sizes, plus leads which fit onto both pads or belt.
A useful instruction book which guides you through all the 12 different treatments.
So, I laid out my belt and attached it to the pad.
I ran my hand under the tap and just lightly wetted the surface for better conduction.
Then I attached the leads – they clip on very easily.
I attached the other end of the leads to the Painpod. There are two ports – A and B – which means you can run two different therapies simultaneously. I tried this when I once woke up with a frozen shoulder. I had my back belt on as per usual and added a couple of pads onto my shoulder, and had the machine pinging out two different treatments. It was amazing. My frozen shoulder was better in a few hours! The machine is conveniently set with ten minute sessions up to 60 minutes maximum.
So this is my belt on my fat back. And yes, that is one of many spinal surgery scars running all the way down. The pad covers the right area where my chronic pain lives but is easily moved if necessary.
I pull up my trousers, pop the Painpod in my pocket and get on with my day.
Here is my “happy face” now I am quietly zapping away with my new Painpod.