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Making Sense of Pain: A workshop for Health Professionals

By |2018-03-31T14:04:31+00:00March 31st, 2018|Learn, Professional, Professional Resources|

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, melanie.galbraith@biosymm.com John [...]

GPADD 2018 Dealing with Addiction Conference – I’m Presenting!

By |2018-07-19T10:35:38+00:00March 16th, 2018|Learn, Professional, Professional Resources, The pain|

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 Train featured in the AMA Victoria’s VICDOC magazine

By |2018-02-16T10:12:28+00:00February 16th, 2018|Help, Pain Train, Print, Professional, Read|

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 [...]

Upcoming Appointment with my Pain Specialist

By |2017-12-17T12:37:25+00:00October 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 [...]

EPIc Women’s Retreat – Snow Mountain Range

By |2017-12-11T16:26:53+00:00August 17th, 2017|Help, Professional|

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 [...]

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

By |2017-12-17T12:37:26+00:00July 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+00:00September 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 [...]