Soula’s Chronic Pain Story2022-04-15T11:38:16+10:00

Hello! Welcome to my website, pudendalnerve.com.au

I hope you’re not in ongoing pain but if you are, this website was created to provide resources to people who are experiencing chronic pain and/or trying to manage it.

My Story

  • Pain Revolution March 8
  • PPA Launch - Soula, Lorimer and Anne-Florence
  • GPADD
  • Team Soula and Theo
  • Soula today
  • Sitting on the Fitball

My name is Soula, and I literally fell into the land of pelvic chronic pain – specifically Pudendal Neuralgia (PN), on March 1, 2007 when a fitball I was sitting on burst and I fell to a concrete floor. At the time, I was working at ooi, my art & design studio that I run with my husband Theo.

Since 2007, I’ve learned alot about chronic pain – especially that you can manage it. I want people to learn from my experience because I believe my ongoing chronic pain could have been avoided. I was undiagnosed for 4.5 years and that was THE biggest trigger to my chronic pain experience.

You’ll need to learn alot about yourself and make some serious changes to your life (hopefully temporary and minimal) in order to be the best possible version of the new you.

I am an artist and now I also consider myself an advocate for people with chronic pain and Australian injured workers.

It’s been an overwhelming emotional journey since 2007. As well as the endless hunt for treatment that might lead to recovery, I have:

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Consultations with Anne-Florence Plante Now Available

November 7th, 2023|Categories: Blog, Help, Professional|Tags: , , |

Get ready to listen, learn and return to a better quality of life.  I 100% believe that had I met Anne-Florence in the first six months after my accident, I would not have endured chronic pain.  And this is why I'm confident Anne-Florence will help you return to your whole, fabulous, painless self - or as closest as possible. What she did for me after meeting me at my worst was nothing short of a life-saving boost. And a realignment. She popped me on the path to recovery, and even more than that, she reached me on a personal level, aiding my return to life with ideas relevant to me.  I'm thrilled about telehealth and global communication options because they mean she's always there for me! And now, Anne-Florence is there for you too!

Is Symptom Tracking Your Road Map to Better Days?

September 7th, 2023|Categories: Blog|Tags: , , , , , |

Soula Mantalvanos (me!) as a guest contributor on MoreGoodDays. If you're living with fibromyalgia, you'll know first-hand how the experience forces you into constant symptom tracking. What’s this niggle? Is this new? Does this relate to something I did? What’s going on? Sound familiar? It's an exhausting thought process that can keep you spiralling into confusion. [...]

It’s National Pain Week And I’m Celebrating by Writing the End of this Story

July 24th, 2023|Categories: Advocacy, Blog, Online|Tags: , , |

Every year I think something amazing will happen during National Pain Week. But every year, nothing amazing ever does. We all wait for answers, but either the answers don't come, or they prove more tiresome. Worst of all, the answers are a direction to a lonely zone – the figure-it-out-yourself zone! So, figure it out myself; I will this year! I'm making National Pain Week AMAZING by writing the end of this story. 

Let’s Be Brave Together

July 20th, 2023|Categories: Blog|Tags: , |

A few months ago and just appointed as CEO of Painaustralia, I was chatting to Giulia, who was making time to connect with people living with pain; our next step would be an interview for some media. Instead, I received an awful message.  Giulia is a tough cookie, just watch our chat and feel that fire in her! And she'll be using that fire to put this awful experience to great use - raising funds for So Brave and Painaustralia as she shaves her hair on 31 July. I want us all to get behind her. It's an opportunity to maximise this incredible act of bravery and help two causes that cause such grief in life; Cancer and chronic pain. All funds raised will go to So Brave breast cancer charity and Painaustralia, the peak body representing those in chronic pain - we'll be helping a considerable group of people with one donation.

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