The Universal Language of ‘Pregnant’

By |August 16th, 2019|Categories: Blog|Tags: |

'I couldn't help but feel that when it comes to bringing a life into the world, we've got things down pat — socially and medically. The supports are there and the stigma isn't. Yet, when it comes to preserving that life, our report card doesn't look anywhere near as good — socially or medically. The supports aren't there, and the stigma well and truly is.'

A national plan for better pain management (we hope!)

By |June 17th, 2019|Categories: Blog, Learn, Professional Resources|Tags: |

MEDIA RELEASE 17 June 2019 At last – A national plan for better pain management Painaustralia has today launched the new National Strategic Action Plan for Pain Management. Millions of Australians live with ongoing persistent pain. Chronic pain can have a devastating impact on individuals, their families, workplaces and the community, often contributing to problems including; opioid dependency, depression, loss of income and increased risk of suicide. Painaustralia [...]

ABC Workers’ Compensation System Investigation

By |May 17th, 2019|Categories: Blog, system, Work / System, Workcover|Tags: , |

(Image: 2012 investigator’s photo, read the full post here) ABC investigative journalist, Pat McGrath is looking into the experiences of people who have been through the workers’ compensation system – and those who are still going through it. I recently spoke with Pat and mentioned I’d be happy to share a post on my website as there are many injured workers around Australia who have a lot to [...]

Out With the Sacral, In With the Spinal (part 1)

By |February 6th, 2019|Categories: Blog, My treatment|Tags: , , |

Then things got even more strange. There was heat, radiating heat where the IPG is, in my face and also other strange feelings that not only added to my pain issues but it made me turn my stim off, more than on! Weird.

Under Anaesthetic, However…

By |January 24th, 2019|Categories: About, Blog, Funnies, My treatment|Tags: |

While you read this, I'm in total bliss under full anaesthetic having my spinal stim implanted and my sacral stim (which fizzed) removed. I've popped this poem in my head, and now yours too in the hope that Brain Plasticity, in all its madness as clarified so perfectly in Michael's poem and illustration, works its nonsense on me.

Wishing you Stitches of Laughter for 2019

By |January 2nd, 2019|Categories: Blog, Funnies, News|Tags: |

If it weren't for my sense of humour, I'd be well and truly dead a long time now. I thought I'd kick off 2019 with something Theo found that is (not, IS, not, IS) so funny. Wishing you all stitches of laughter for 2019... xx Theo & Soula

Ho, Ho, Holidays

By |December 23rd, 2018|Categories: Blog|

Can’t say I’m feeling festive. But my treatment glitch is no excuse to put a damper on everyone else’s holiday season. I love seeing people happy and having a great time. And that’s what I’ll be doing as Queenscliff fills with happy people who have sand between their toes and ice-cream on their tongues (not in the gallery of course!). I’m going to ride their wave. And lap [...]

University of Tasmania Relationship Wellbeing Survey

By |October 13th, 2018|Categories: Blog|Tags: , |

Researchers at the University of Tasmania would love to hear from women (and their partners) who experience various forms pf persistent pelvic pain. The research is aimed at increasing the understanding of the impact of persistent pelvic pain on relationship wellbeing. The surveys are completed online and confidential. You can access a link to the survey, and a unique access code, by emailing Leesa at [...]

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