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Dr Susie Gronski: How One Artist Used Her Hurting Strings To Stitch Back Her Life

By | 2017-04-23T12:20:04+00:00 April 23rd, 2017|Advocacy, Blog, News, Online|

I can't recommend Dr Susie highly enough. I wish I had online physical therapy advice when I felt lost, unable to commute and in need of someone who could understand my pain experience. Dr Susie really gets pelvic health issues [...]

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.

My interview with the ABC 7:30 report

By | 2017-12-11T13:42:08+00:00 September 29th, 2016|Advocacy, Help, Professional, Television|

(View the story online http://www.abc.net.au/7.30/content/2016/s4547621.htm) Tune in tonight for my interview in regard to navigating practitioners with a chronic illness. On the ABC's 7:30 report (yes, on ABC at 7:30) Patient's have a voice and patient's can help other patients [...]

I’m part of Bridge For Pelvic Pain’s Advisory Committee

By | 2017-12-11T16:33:38+00:00 April 18th, 2015|About, Advocacy, Living|

And I'm most honoured! To be recognised for my pelvic pain advocacy is one very exciting aspect, but to be invited to be part of a committee with a global vision, is quite an additional excitement. It appears my pain experience will definitely make a difference to others.

Pelvic Pain Foundation of Australia’s Melbourne launch

By | 2017-12-11T15:12:07+00:00 March 25th, 2015|Advocacy, Blog, Help, Professional|

I was thrilled to be invited to The Pelvic Pain Foundation of Australia (PPFA)'s Melbourne launch last night. I originally met Dr Susan Evans when I was invited to present my patient story at AIM Pain 2014. I had cyber met Dr Evans prior, asking if I could include her details on this website, in fact I've 'e-met' many pain professionals this way. I never dreamt that one day they may all be in the one room together, all of us advocating for pelvic pain and helping start up a National organisation that addresses pelvic pain for women AND MEN. Needless to say, last night I went on a magic carpet ride!

Intermission, my solo exhibition in Hobart

By | 2017-12-11T16:35:05+00:00 February 27th, 2015|About, Blog, Creativity, Events, Feature|

It’s my PN anniversary, eight years (if I don’t subtract the 4.5 years it took me to find out it was in fact PN)! Obviously time brings on reflection which in turn invites the ‘melancholies’ (yes, I did just make [...]