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Upcoming Appointment with my Pain Specialist

By | 2017-12-17T12:37:25+00:00 October 5th, 2017|Blog, Help, Manage, My treatment, Pain Train, Professional|

In just a few days I will be seeing Dr Christelis. I’ve had one follow up appointment since my sacral stim implant. It’s not that the stim has miraculously sorted my chronic pain issue, and not that I haven’t had [...]

Video: Why I Made Pain Train

By | 2017-12-17T12:37:25+00:00 August 14th, 2017|About, Help, My treatment, Pain Train, Personal|

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 [...]

Self Management: Acceptance, Commitment & Sacrifice

By | 2017-12-11T11:16:26+00:00 July 22nd, 2017|Blog, Living, Manage, My treatment|

(Image: Written Within* by Elizabeth Banfield hand burnished linocut, kozo tissue, thread ©2017) My sacral stim and I have known each other for a full 17 months now, so I felt it was the right time to make some comments and reflect, [...]

ADF campaign: Losing Yourself in Pain Medication

By | 2017-12-11T09:16:54+00:00 March 12th, 2017|About, Advocacy, Blog, My treatment, Online|

The Alcohol & Drug Foundation (ADF) has been working to enhance awareness about the way Australians consume pain killers. My understanding of the campaign is that the ADF in no way suggests pain killers are not necessary - many Australians require their [...]

Mamamia: My experience with medication

By | 2017-07-23T11:48:48+00:00 February 20th, 2017|About, Advocacy, Blog, Living, News, Online|

Soula became dependent. "I shrunk as a person. The medication fogged my mind. I couldn't cross the road. I had to activate spell check on my phone. I didn't have the ability to think properly any more," she said.