December 3rd, 2021 2:49 pm

Presenting My Pain Management Story and Vision at the Murray City Coast Country GP Training

By |2022-11-26T20:58:48+11:00December 3rd, 2021|Categories: Advocacy, Blog, Events, My Health Story|Tags: , , , , , , |

It was wonderful sharing my story and vision at the Murray City Coast Country GP Training. AND especially presenting on a stage and in actual physical life to 50 general practitioners (GPs) who [...]

November 26th, 2021 1:12 pm

Presenting at the Murray City Country Coast GP Training Event

By |2022-11-26T20:58:48+11:00November 26th, 2021|Categories: Advocacy, Events, Learn, Professional Resources|Tags: , , , , , |

There are no formal qualifications for someone living with chronic pain but patients are considered 'patient experts' and our lived experience is very much valued. I've been invited to several seminars and training sessions relating to chronic pain over the course of my 14-year experience. It's of great significance for me to be able to use the lived experience – no other value for it really!

November 13th, 2021 11:21 am

Rosemary McKenzie Ferguson, Australian Injured Worker and founder of Craig’s Table takes top 2021 Comp Laude® Award

By |2023-01-24T16:12:26+11:00November 13th, 2021|Categories: Workcover|Tags: , , , |

Virtual Ceremony Reveals 2021 Comp Laude® Award Winners My beautiful friend Rosemary McKenzie Ferguson, so deserving of your tireless efforts for Australian Injured Workers. The sky is the limit now! Australia, might [...]

June 1st, 2021 9:23 am

A (fantabulous) Chat with (the fantabulous) Joletta Belton

By |2023-11-07T11:05:18+11:00June 1st, 2021|Categories: Advocacy, Learn, Online, Personal resources|Tags: , , , |

How I love mycuppajo – the wonderfully beaming human officially known as Joletta Belton. I was introduced to Joletta's blog by a mutual friend, Dr John Quintner (pain educator for Arthritis & Osteoporosis WA and retired pain physician). Jo's experience (science and creativity) makes her documentation about the complex lived experience real, interesting and easy to understand. It's so easy to relate to Jo. Jo and I also share the added frustrating experience of being an 'injured worker' and having to 'defend' our injuries to unjust workers' compensation systems. Her advocacy and achievements are extraordinary – she is a force driving change throughout the world of chronic pain. I'm so happy to be able to chat with Jo and deliver this video to you all. I know it will be inspiring, energising and informing. I also know that much of the way through you will have beaming smiles on your faces. It's just impossible to speak with Jo and not smile! In this video, Joletta and chat about: 1:04 Checkpoint – the meaning of (Jo's) life 3:53 Being the new 'you' 5:13 Purpose: the lived experience 7:55 The power of words 11:00 When there are no words 13:25 Patients & Practitioners 17:05 Science speak 21:13 Pain in realistic terms 26:15 Angry with yourself 28:50 Forced to defend 33:43 Livelihood loss 35:41 and beyond 43:33 COVID impact 48:02 Changing system-centered care 51:55 Gratitude

February 22nd, 2021 9:18 pm

A Chat With Anne-Florence Plante (my Diagnosing Physiotherapist)

By |2023-11-07T11:01:51+11:00February 22nd, 2021|Categories: About, Advocacy, Learn, My treatment, Online, Personal resources, Pudendal Neuralgia|Tags: , , , , , |

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February 15th, 2021 12:13 pm

Soula & Theo Chat About Pain Management

By |2023-11-07T11:26:06+11:00February 15th, 2021|Categories: Advocacy, Film, Learn, Online, Personal resources|Tags: , , , , |

You have all heard so much about Theo and how we have (and continue) to work together through chronic pain. However, you have never really heard from Theo directly nor does [...]

December 29th, 2020 11:26 am

Presentation: An Approach to Chronic Non-Cancer Pain

By |2022-11-26T20:58:48+11:00December 29th, 2020|Categories: Advocacy, Learn, Personal resources|Tags: , , , , , , , |

In November this year, I was invited to present my pain experience to a group of 40 GP's. The topic was: An Approach to Chronic Non-Cancer Pain and the workshop was facilitated by Dr Paul Grinzi for Murray City Country Coast GP Training. Where does one start when asked to present to 40 pain interested GP's in 20 minutes? There's a great emoji to illustrate the look on my face when I ponder this question. You can well imagine. As an 'expert' in my 'field' 20 minutes to describe 13 years of living with chronic pain of which 4.5 years were spent lost in a forest is still a tough gig. However, this was a presentation to medical professionals. And they know everything, right? .... I've decided to make this video a paid resource. All proceeds go towards funding this website and PainTrain – My Health Summary. What do I talk about in my video? — O:43 My story — 2:50 Investigating pain, research & treatment — 4:26 Diagnosis — 5:55 Advocacy — 7:45 The experience of pain — 8:27 Medication — 9:35 Characteristics of Pain — 10:55 Planning life with chronic pain — 12:09 Pain management — 13:50 PainTrain

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