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A company I work for that does a thing each year where during planning sessions they layout what was achieved that year in numbers. Hence the name ‘By The Numbers’. As I was looking at the statistics for the year and considering some of the new moves we have planned for 2012 I thought it might be interesting to sum up our numbers for the year. Note that its not quite a full year since we didn’t really get started until about May of 2011.
We had over 6,200 unique visitors last year with a total of over 18,700 visits.
There were 201,945 pages viewed which amounted to 343,271 hits and just over 7.41 gigabytes of data.
Almost 20% of our users viewed the site for an hour at a time.
Our highest month for visitors was December with 889 unique visiting us over 2,700 times and downloading a gigabyte of data.
Our visitors come from over 25 countries around the world with the top five being the United States, Canada, Germany, Ukraine and Russian Federation.
For search engines Google crawled us the most followed by Yahoo, Alexa and then MSN.
Finally for our applications….
Injection Tracker was downloaded 2,908 times or about 8 times per day.
Pain Management Tracker was download 1,748 times with a average of 5 times per day.
I find that to be an excellent set of numbers for our first year. Especially since we spent more time developing then marketing. We had absolutely no advertising budget and relied solely on word of mouth.
We have enlisted the help of RegNow to support our purchasing system as well as to assist us with their large affiliate network. We look forward to making 2012 a banner year for Pain Management Tracker!
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Today, We are proud to release version 2.1.1 of Pain Management Tracker! It’s a big update with a much anticipated set of reporting features. With this version, based on your entries, you can now generate up to six different types of graphs. Plus, you can print out your graphs/reports which allows you to physically hand them over to your physician.
Further, if you find you want to analyze your data even beyond what our graphs do, you can! Simply export that data from any one of our reports and open it straight into Excel, Open Office, or even Google Docs! Once your data is exported, you can manipulate the information in ways that work best for you.
Also, we have added a new way to register your copy that is easier, cheaper, and takes only a few simple steps. For less then a co-pay you can start taking charge of your chronic pain in a whole new way.
What are you waiting for? Download it NOW!
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I find that one of the hardest parts about developing software is, it’s never complete; there is always one more feature I want to add. I constantly see an optimization that would make it so much faster or a feature that my users have devised that would take it to the next level. When it comes to Pain Management Tracker, I’m constantly adding new features. I really believe in PMT and I really believe it can help you.
I’ve suffered with daily chronic pain for over six years now and I’m always thinking of more ways to have Pain Management Tracker (PMT) help me be smarter about my pain. For example, when I added Actions to PMT it was so that I could really look at what I did during the day and how it made my pain better or worse. With all the details I entered, I found out when it was best for me to commute to work, what my best hours for work were, and when resting gave me the most relief. Now, I’m almost finished putting together a “report” feature. This will allow users to look at all their information at a glance.
Life is already expensive, even before you add a problem that brings pain at chronic levels. For less than the price of one average medicine co-pay you can have a piece of software that helps manage your pain like never before. Your investment in PMT today will bring you a unique software package that will be updated frequently with new features that aim for one goal: reducing your pain!
Ask a person suffering from chronic pain how they feel and the common answer will be ‘I hurt’. Describing ‘I hurt’ varies dramatically from person to person. One person may feel constant pain in a particular location, whereas, another person may have a range of pain in a range of locations.
That’s the reason why doctors have pain assessment forms that ask several questions about your pain levels. More specifically, the form asks you to rate, your worst pain, your least amount of pain, and your average pain since your last appointment. Pain Management Tracker (PMT) works in a similar fashion.
PMT asks for four different scores. They are: your worst pain, your least pain, your average pain, and your current pain. PMT is a more precise way to measure your pain because it allows you to enter your pain levels when you want to, instead of estimating your pain over the course of a week or even months.
When entering your pain levels, your worst pain is just that… the absolute worst pain you have had since the last entry. This is usually your peak breakthrough pain. Using that as a base, you can see how the least amount of pain and average pain fit 0-10 pain scale. For example, in the last four hours your worst pain may have been an eight and your least pain may have been a three, with an average pain of five, it’s within reasons that right now your pain might be a six.
By tracking these four different values, they give you the best opportunity to track how your pain affects your mood at any point throughout your day. PMT also allows you to add your medications and treatments. When you put all of this together, you can see how PMT allows you to see the big picture of what really works and what doesn’t. Though everyone with chronic pain will say ‘I hurt’ with PMT, you will be able to add ‘but I am managing my pain by……’.
How do you track your chronic pain? Write a comment because we would love to know.
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Myth #1: If the doctor can’t find anything wrong medically with a patient with chronic pain, it must be “in their head.” Maybe they’re crazy.
Fact: Chronic pain is not “in your head.” It is a legitimate medical condition that can and should be treated. Unfortunately, the exact cause of chronic pain cannot always be found. Pain is a complex personal experience and not all doctors have received adequate training to treat it. Pain management specialists are specifically trained to recognize and treat common and unusual conditions that cause ongoing pain. Although not all pain has an identifiable cause, there is an effective treatment for most painful conditions.
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When you run Pain Management Tracker for the first time, you must create a new database. The database holds all the information you track in one simple file. Don’t worry it’s easy to do and only requires a few steps.
Step 2: After the program opens, select
File –> Database –> New.
Step 3: In the Save As Dialog box, select the location you want your data file (database) to be saved. Before clicking save, name the database. Any name will do, however, choose a name you will remember. I’ve saved my database as “pain data 2011.pmj”.
*If any other dialog appears, please record the error and submit it to the forums for help.
Step 4: Now you can start tracking your pain information. You will know your working with the right data file because the name will be displayed in the title bar of the window. Pain Management Tracker – pain data 2011.pmj
We will be adding more help and How-To’s on the site. If there’s a specific topic you would like to see just let us know.