Today, on the first of September, both as a nation, and a community of Chronic Pain warriors, we collectively acknowledge Pain Awareness Month. Over the course of September many organizations will utilize this platform to facilitate the spread of helpful information to all those out there who suffer from various forms of chronic pain. I am excited to say that I, along with the Power of Pain Foundation will be taking a major part in this trend. In recognition of the importance of this month, Arizona Governor Janice Brewer, presented the Power of Pain Foundation with this certificate.
Over the next month, a number of posts will be made both on this blog, as well as on the the Power of Pain Foundation page, to overview a wide range of topics pertaining to chronic pain. I intend discuss several life changing illnesses, and explain many treatment therapies which are either currently available or coming in the very near future. In addition to this, a great deal of information will be provided on strategies to manage and cope chronic pain, both physically and mentally. Perhaps most importantly, with aid from several experts in pain from around the United States, I will aim to provide readers with a thorough understanding of different types of pain, and to the best of my ability, explain what it is like to battle chronic pain on a daily basis.
One thing that is commonly overlooked about chronic pain is that when hits, it not only impacts the person stricken with the underlying condition, syndrome or disease, but it often has a profound affect on an entire household. With that in mind, regardless of whether you are a patient, medical professional, family member, or care-taker, my goal is to use Pain Awareness Month to reach all of those out there who are connected to chronic pain. To be able to best carry out this task, I ask that you send me any questions, comments, concerns, or emotions that your experience with chronic pain has created. Please feel free to comment on this page, or if you prefer to remain anonymous, send email to: email@example.com (all names and email addresses will remain anonymous). It is important for any and all around the world who are struggling from the effects of chronic pain/illness to realize that you are not alone. With your help, we can together do our part make Pain Awareness Month a great success.
To everyone out there who’s lives have been touched chronic pain, I say, ‘Keep Fighting,’ and…