September is Pain Awareness month. In a article in the current issue of the Chronicle, the American Chronic Pain Association quarterly newsletter, I talk about how in my childhood, not talking about pain was an accepted means of pain management.
Our ability to effectively deal with pain has required changing our attitudes about it. My story, Silent Courage, is but one example of how we have moved forward and have better pain management options beyond silence and needles, knives and narcotics.
Hoping if you are in pain or know someone who is, that you are reaching out and educating yourself about all the available options. I love that I have been able to navigate to a pain free place, in spite of physical challenges. It is possible.
Love to hear about your journey with and through pain. Be well.