My Lyrica Closure

By |2020-09-12T15:50:18+10:00September 12th, 2020|Blog, Learn, Professional Resources|

Life's pace is vastly slower if you are living with chronic pain. Anticipated outcomes from things like new treatments, explanations about causes of pain, pain research, realisations about personal ideas relating to my own experience all take months, years and even over a decade to arrive. Yesterday was the day I finally received some closure about the wicked Lyrica. There's been a build-up of medication reporting this past year but none of it hit the spot like The Project's report. I love the reporting on this show – it's one of the few programs that brings me to the TV. While watching last night, I got that bullseye feeling: I'm not crazy! How often does a person living with pain come to this blissful realisation? Not often enough I can tell you.

Four Corners Examines Insurers Contracted to run Australia’s Largest Workers Compensation Schemes

By |2020-07-31T11:28:09+10:00July 26th, 2020|News, system, Work / System, Workcover|

Four Corners Be sure to watch and share the program. (Excerpt from www.abc.net.au Posted Thu 23 Jul 2020, 6:06pm) “Immoral and unethical”: The financial scandal and human cost of Australia’s failing workers [...]

Buy a Leunig – I’m Donating Profits to Pain Revolution

By |2020-02-02T11:32:57+11:00February 1st, 2020|Advocacy, Blog, Events, Learn, News, Professional Resources|

I’m sure you’ll all agree my advocacy for chronic pain has been extensive in my 13-year lived experience. I’ve learned a lot about who to trust, who I should collaborate with and [...]

«Χρόνιος πόνος: η ύπουλη ασθένεια που κλέβει τη ζωή χιλιάδων ανθρώπων»

By |2019-09-26T17:14:15+10:00September 26th, 2019|Advocacy, Blog, Online, Pain Train|

(Excerpt from Neos Kosmos feature story, Chronic pain: the treacherous disease that steals the lives of thousands, MAΡΙΑ ΚΑΜΠΥΛH 25 September 2019) Η συγκλονιστική συνέντευξη – κατάθεση ψυχής της ομογενούς Σούλας Μανταλβάνου, που [...]

Managing chronic pain: Different approaches to a complex issue

By |2018-07-26T16:54:50+10:00July 26th, 2018|Advocacy, Blog, Online|

(Article from the RACGP website)  Neelima Choahan  26/07/2018 11:36:34 AM Chronic pain affects one in five Australians. newsGP spoke with a patient and a GP about some of the best ways to tackle the situation. [...]

Royal Australian College of GP’s news – I’m in it!

By |2018-07-05T09:54:04+10:00July 5th, 2018|Advocacy, Blog, Events, News, Online|

I’m an event in the spotlight. GP’s, I hope to see you there! (Article from RACGP June newsletter) Events in the spotlight GPADD18 Conference: Saturday and Sunday 4–5 August 2018 The RACGP Victoria [...]

Dr Susie Gronski: How One Artist Used Her Hurting Strings To Stitch Back Her Life

By |2017-04-23T12:20:04+10:00April 23rd, 2017|Advocacy, Blog, News, Online|

I can't recommend Dr Susie highly enough. I wish I had online physical therapy advice when I felt lost, unable to commute and in need of someone who could understand my pain [...]

ADF campaign: Losing Yourself in Pain Medication

By |2017-12-11T09:16:54+11:00March 12th, 2017|About, Advocacy, Blog, My treatment, Online|

The Alcohol & Drug Foundation (ADF) has been working to enhance awareness about the way Australians consume pain killers. My understanding of the campaign is that the ADF in no way suggests pain killers [...]

My interview with the ABC 7:30 report

By |2017-12-11T13:42:08+11:00September 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 [...]

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