September is an important month for all of us. It is Pain Awareness month; no matter what you may suffer from, your pain is important. It needs to be acknowledged and treated.
Pain comes in many forms; it can be either mental or physical. It can be acute or chronic.
Each of has the right to have our health concerns addressed with dignity; not to be scoffed at by the medical profession just because they may not be able to "see" your pain. Cures may not be possible in many cases; but treatment is still important for the many symptoms associated with your condition. "Quality of Life" must be preserved.
No one has the exact same set of symptoms, even if you suffer from the same condition. I feel hot, burning nerve pain; you may feel cold. My medical conditions and symptoms are no more or less important than yours. If you are in pain, depressed or afraid, just remember this: YOU ARE NOT ALONE......
Right now there are many pieces of legislation before congress addressing the medical treatment for chronic pain conditions (or lack thereof). Many people do not understand that it can and does effect every aspect of our lives and our families. Finances, relationships and self worth are just a few.
Get involved; not just this month but from this point on. One person, YOU, can make a difference. Write your local newspaper; write congress; make a video; write a blog; write a book. Make your voice loud and clear! You do not have to be a professional; write and speak from the heart. Tell your story; share it with others so they know they are not alone. Show them their feelings are real, their pain is real and if enough of us speak up, WE WILL BE HEARD!