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Positive online support group for people with chronic pain

Posted Oct 18 2009 10:02pm 1 Comment

Chronic pain revolutions – online forum for people with chronic pain.  Precious few of these for people with chronic pain, and this is one without too much emphasis on pain reduction.

Stated objectives are:

The purpose of this site is to help fill a void that exists today in society and help provide the much-needed social network for those in chronic pain. We will do what we can to establish support for those in chronic pain and elevate their quality of life so they can keep their minds on what really matters. Our aim is to provide a resource of research and treatment information. As well, a social network, an online community, and financial support where possible for people in chronic pain. The name uses the plural, Revolutions as each person in chronic pain must undergo an individual revolution in order to maintain the best quality of life possible. There will also be many facets to the Chronic Pain Revolution, thus we decided Revolutions best conveyed our many ambitions.

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Hello, My name is Michelle and I am a Licensed Professional Counselor, Board  Certified Professional Counselor. My emphasis is on mental illness, however I did my research Entitled "The use of Opioids to Treat Chronic Non-malignant Pain". I am also a chronic pain patient. My pain site are my ears, 18 reconstructive inner ear surgeries. Pain started in 1991 after my 16th surgery. I then proceeded to go through the horrific experiences that come with understanding what being a chronic pain patient truly means and encountering the true ignorance not only in the medical field but even in the pharmacies, not to mention our loved ones who like us(if they choose to be involved with us and do not automatically assume we are becoming addicts), feel helpless. After going through about 10 yrs of the prior I found a true pain management physician, where I am treated with respect, dignity and kindness. They have helped me to educate my loved ones, and now my mission is to ECUCATE!!!!. Most Drs do not know the difference between psychological addiction and physiological dependence. Up until fairly recently while in med school chronic pain was at best minimally covered. Living where I do and looking for a job where my education, knowledge, research and passion for this very misunderstood subject can be put to optimum use, I am looking for a support group. Living with chronic pain and the treatments for it is tough, putting it mildly. We all need support, empathy and compassion. My absolute best to whoever reads this, I hope I get responses. Oh, I am 41 and live in one of the worst states to be a chronic pain patient in. Blessings to all. Michelle 
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