No, I’m not about to preach about finding God. I mean the other God – your health professional.
I’ve had many dilemmas trying to manage chronic pain.
The obvious ones relate to seeking appropriate treatment and managing life – money, bills, commitments, family, friends… if you’re reading this, you probably know how that paragraph ends.
But I’ve had an additional, personally inflicted dilemma and that’s to make something of my situation and further still, have the experience validated.
I don’t think we can control self inflicted dilemmas. In fact it’s hardly a dilemma, it’s more like a personal trait that I owned long before my injury.
I’ve taken that one step further by founding Pain Train – an online health record website for people exactly like me.
Embracing the health care system’s push for self managed care
I find it difficult to sit still (pun intended), when I can see a way to make a change for the better and to help others. In the case of Pain Train, it was actually creating something that didn’t even exist in the chronic pain world.
The Gods we look upto had nothing to offer in this area – it didn’t exist.
So I repeated my story, as you did/do a few million times during the few million appointments.
Exhausting! Not to mention impossible.
How are patients and their teams meant to manage (you know the thought, surely God doesn’t expect me to repeat myself, again!)?
Yes, the Gods do expect you to repeat yourself. How else can they help you?
Well, there’s an easier way for both of you/us! Continue Reading