Devastating about Lady Gaga. Chronic pain does not discriminate.
It’s not the way I’d prefer people to be educated. I would never want anyone to endure chronic pain but with news of Gaga’s cancelled tour people might believe that invisible pain can be this debilitating. It can leave you hospitalised and/or change your life so much that you no longer recognise it…
(Article from The Guardian Fibromyalgia: the chronic pain that thwarted Lady Gaga’s tour)
(Moonee Valley Leader, Wednesday, September 6, 2017 Story by Carmel Green)
“We’re such a pill-popping nation – we’re taught to reach for the tablet and soldier on”
CONSCIOUS of her posture and sitting down for too long, artist Soula Mantalvanos would perch on a fit ball while working at her desk.
One day the ball burst and she fell on to the concrete floor, sparking more than a decade of pudendal nerve pain.
Prescribed opioid Tramadol and antidepressant Lovan, Ms Mantalvanos said at one point she was taking a cocktail of medications and, when the pain didn’t subside, her doctor doubled her dosages. Continue Reading
Expert Interview with Dr. Susie Gronski, PT, DPT about DIY pelvic pain relief that you can start doing at home, PLUS what to expect from your first pelvic floor physical therapy appointment! The information provided in this video is for females and males. Continue Reading
Body in Mind posted this excellent research from Marina Pinheiro and Gustavo Machado about the abundant health apps out there; What App is Good for My Back?
Pulse+IT also recently posted their story, There’s a bad app for That.
There are various purposes health apps are made. From where I’m standing, my app was never a promise to solve a health problem – that’s impossible.
I’ve been asked many times why Pain Train isn’t available as an app. Pain Train currently is fully functional as a website on any desktop or hand-held device.
The two main agendas of Pain Train, are: Continue Reading
I’ve been contacted by Sarah Hudson, Media and Content Producer for Say What, a Finnish media company who is seeking to make a realistic documentary about Australians who are battling with opioids.
It’s an issue that requires serious address so please, if you are able to share your story to help reach others – no matter where they may be in the world – please read below and contact Sarah directly.
Finnish TV doco series Say What is visiting Australia and would like to cover some real life stories that go deeper than the shiny tourist images of Sydney.
They’d like to interview and spend some time with someone who is currently struggling with opioid dependency:
“We’d like to hear from you if you’re living that experience at present, or if you know someone who’s willing to share their story”
All correspondence is confidential.
Please email Sarah Hudson directly at firstname.lastname@example.org“
Who are Say What?
Soula shares her frustration with pain management and how it lead her to founding Pain Train.
In this short video Soula also provides her insight on how people experience pain as well as the personal difficulties she faced communicating her journey at each appointment.
Dr. Susie and I have established quite a fab connection over the past year or so.
We teamed up to help people with chronic pain with our own various ways – Dr. Susie providing her professional knowledge (and awesome down to earth approach), and I providing my patient input (Dr. Susie loves my Pain Train).
I jumped at Dr. Susie‘s invitation to write the foreword for her book, Pelvic Pain: The Ultimate Cock Block – in fact it was an honor and a pleasure.
From what I hear through my site, men have a more difficult task navigating chronic pain and speaking up about their issues – yes, much tougher than we have it ladies!
So to my dear male followers, don’t hesitate! You can get this book right now on Amazon and be on your way to managing pelvic pain.
And to Dr Susie, thank you so much for writing this much needed resource and for inviting me to be a part of it.
About the book
Pelvic Pain: The Ultimate Cock Block: A no bullsh*t guide to help you navigate through pelvic pain
You woke up one morning expecting a hard on, but instead, all you felt was dick pain. You’re thinking maybe it was a weird sex position or that sports injury from the other day. ‘‘No biggie, it’ll go away,’’ you think to yourself. Continue Reading