GPADD 2018 Dealing with Addiction Conference – I'm Presenting! It's a topic that needs serious attention and I'm honoured to be invited to speak and share my personal experience. My aim is to share the resources that I've found that have helped me avoid dependency, and to share resources that have helped me understand my complex chronic health issue. Education is key for both the patient and the professional in the management of chronic health issues.
Remember me posting about Lissanthea Taylor and PainChats? I had signed up so now receive my regular email updates. I don’t often make recommendations, but I think you should sign up too! Lissanthea poses some pretty great questions which stimulate [...]
Pelvic Pain Foundation of Australia invitation Join us in Adelaide on 24-25 March Are you a health professional with an interest in improving the effectiveness of the care you provide to girls, women and men with pelvic pain? Join us [...]
I’ve met some exceptional people online who have helped educate me about chronic pain and helped with my pain management. I don’t hesitate to write and connect with people but only if I have a question that I haven’t been [...]
I know the science is tricky to understand but please listen to this interview. Not only is it important for your brain and as a patient/consumer, but there is a critical suggestion in this podcast for you and what you [...]
Please, participate in this survey. Your personal experience makes a huge difference to research. This study is being conducted by Dr Vince Polito at Macquarie University and Professor Lorimer Moseley at the University of South Australia. If you have any [...]
What great hope this pain management team provide. And I can’t help but think, well, ‘der’! I’m not being rude, but if professionals were able to understand the cultural background of the patient, and talk with them, not to them, [...]
Unfortunately, it is all too common for the professional not to listen to the patient and not to believe in their pain. The focus on the ‘relief of suffering’ has almost got lost in modern medicine’s search for diagnosis and cure. It is hard enough to be coping with pain, but terrifying not to be believed when one goes for help. It should not take months of suffering and inadequate (or no) pain relief before a patient finally gets to a pain clinic.
The arts can be difficult to navigate at the best of times, but what if your particular challenges are invisible? Here's how the sector can pay attention, remove the stigma and better support individuals. One of the arts industry's most [...]
WARNING: This post contains serious attitude as a result of 10 years of personal experience with chronic pain. The post also contains my personal no nonsense view of living with a chronic illness and (much required) rotten sense of humour, [...]