FREE Pain Education events are coming to your town! If you’ve been following my blog, you would have read that this year I’ve decided not to look into research so much. I’ve decided I’m going to ‘sit with my confusion’. [...]
My endless efforts to find a way to get back into regular yoga practice keep falling on their head. Pardon my pun... but I am hopeful FeetUp may help with that problem. Prior to living in the land of pelvic pain, I lived in the land of bliss practising yoga regularly – four times per week! For 45 minutes I was part dog, part warrior, a cat, a cow, even a pelican at times. I became a tree, saluted the sun and enjoyed many various poses. To end my routine, I'd slide up into shoulder stand (8 minutes), then send my toes passed my head in plough pose (for another 8 minutes) before unravelling to a corpse in Savasana pose. That was before I went for a walk!
The eighth Inter-Professional Workshop For all health professionals who engage with people experiencing pain Thursday 21st – Friday 22nd June 2018. Wyllie Arthritis Centre, 17 Lemnos Street Shenton Park, WA For Details and on-line Registration Contact Melanie Galbraith, firstname.lastname@example.org John [...]
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.
Pain management has come to me in various forms. It’s a pretty special feeling that my 11 years of experience with chronic pain may be useful for learning and inspiring change in the way pain [...]
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 [...]
Women’s Retreat for women living with pain October 13th–15th 2017 YMCA Snow Mountain Ranch in Grand County, Colorado 1101 County Road 53, Granby, Colorado 80446 The next Women’s Retreat is in October 2017. There are only ten spots available and registrations [...]
This is exciting. I’m republishing my post from way back when I just began to manage some yoga again. I have maintained Dustienne’s program – albeit a small 20 minute portion – it’s still mammoth for me. Dustienne has now [...]
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 [...]
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!