I was honored and privileged to receive an award from the American Academy of Pain Management. I was the first "patient" recipient and a keynote speaker, but most importantly, I had the ears of over 350 pain docs from all over the world! I was able to give them an hour's worth of what life is like for a person in pain trying to deal with the medical system. Most were shocked to find out how hard it is for us to get treatment or to be believed. Granted, I was preaching to the choir because these doctors show up once a year to find out, and share what's new in thew pain care industry. When I read the class titles I was amazed at what knowledge was being shared with these doctors. I got to sit in on many lectures, a lot of it very technical and over my head , but i felt a twinge of hope that the younger, newer pain docs were gonna be a lot more informed abuot us than the "old school" doctors. From this award I was able to speak at medical "finishing" schools, to interns getting ready to go out into the world of pain treatment and dealing with us patients.
If you would like to receive a free package of pain educational documents, email me at this link. The pack age includes: A Pain Cycle chart, A "Take your Walk" booklet, Articles fashioned to your specific pain problems.
This package should be a good starter to learning about Pain and should be very helpful in recognizing things you can do to make your days smoother. My emails include my phone number. You can call me if you need a helping voice.