By Mia Maysack
A loved one recently used the word “suffering” while expressing their thoughts on my situation. Yes, it does feel like agony at times, but I no longer embrace that word as a part of my personal terminology, therefore, I affirm that by making it known to others.
How can anyone know what our wants/needs are unless we convey them?
Furthermore, how do we go about conveying something we ourselves might not even know??
Just in time for Pain Awareness Month, U.S. Pain Foundation is announcing the launch of a new blog.Called Remedy, the blog aims to provide people with the support they need to thrive despite chronic pain.
“While we offer an overview of U.S. Pain’s efforts in our newsletter and lots of educational information on our various websites, we saw a need for more timely content directly related to life with chronic pain,” says Emily Lemiska, Director of Communications. “We want to offer our community more tangible resources to improve their quality of life and more education to help inform their treatment decisions.”
U.S. Pain is asking its community to take a 22-question demographics survey. The survey takes about seven minutes to complete and covers types of pain condition, pain severity, treatment options, and more.
“We want to make sure we are effectively supporting and advocating for our pain warriors,” says Nicole Hemmenway, Interim CEO of U.S. Pain. “In order to do that, we need to understand their experiences.”