Yes, it is like taming a beast

By | 2017-12-11T14:51:46+00:00 July 27th, 2017|Help, Learn, Professional, Professional Resources|

You’ve all heard the impact Prof Lorimer Moseley made on my pain journey – well my diagnosis actually. If it weren’t for him I wonder how much longer I would have been left searching for the reason behind (pardon the [...]

Pain God, I’ve founded a better way to do things

By | 2017-12-17T12:37:26+00:00 July 12th, 2017|Blog, Manage, Pain Train, Professional|

Embracing the health care system's push for self managed care I find it difficult to sit still (pun intended), when I can see a way to make a change for the better and to help others. In the case of Pain Train, it was actually creating something that didn't even exist in the chronic pain world. The Gods we look upto had nothing to offer in this area - it didn't exist. So I repeated my story, as you did/do a few million times during the few million appointments. Exhausting! Not to mention impossible. How are patients and their teams meant to manage (you know the thought, surely God doesn't expect me to repeat myself, again!)? Yes, the Gods do expect you to repeat yourself. How else can they help you? Well, there's an easier way for both of you/us!

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 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 [...]

Back on the treatment trail

By | 2017-12-11T16:29:24+00:00 August 11th, 2015|Help, My treatment, Professional|

So someone got talking to someone on a plane (you know how that story goes, your eyes begin to glaze over because you're in pain thinking 'if this friend tells me I need to meet someone and sustain a new friendship, I'm going to punch him' - but in the end, it works out that you wished you had sat next to that someone on the plane, and you meet that person and you wished you had met them a very long time ago (like eight years ago for me).

This Train is Bound for… Wholeville: A Travel Guide for the Perplexed

By | 2017-12-17T12:37:26+00:00 May 2nd, 2015|Learn, Pain Train, Professional Resources|

Here are some of the important messages that we hope you have taken on board: Your brain can be a powerful tool to help you manage your pain experience. Like all of our life experiences, that of being in pain can be changed. You are not to blame for your persistent pain. You can experience pain without evidence of tissue damage and not experience pain when tissue damage has occurred. Drugs (or needles) alone are not the answer. The “third space” engagement gives you the best possible opportunity to better manage your pain. Consider embracing the whope model of care. Could this be your slogan? Know pain, know thyself!

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!