I have previously written a post about there being too many people on here who've had poor treatment by health professionals and who are suffering with horrendous chronic pain and not being listened to. Very little is discussed about chronic pain in the media so I want to change this and I need your help. Any ideas on how we can do this are welcome and I am thinking of putting a petition together so any help with the following would be amazing.
It would be great if everyone is interested and wants to partake to put a succinct account of their story. We need to keep it straight to the point, without going off tangent but making sure it's factual and in depth so people can see how much we go through.
How about we have sub headings, such as Diagnoses, Current Symptoms, Current Medication and Effects, Past Medication,Effects and Why Stopped?, Past Treatments, Ongoing Treatments, Future Treatments (if known) (For treatments, include major surgery, minor ops (day case) e.g steroid injections, ablations, physio, chiro, acupuncture, etc), Health Care Professionals/Services Involved (e.g pain clinic, OT, GP, Consultant, Physio) but don't give names! Other Treatments/Relevant Info (e.g TENS machine or anything else that won't go anywhere else! Tell me which area you live in and also if England, Ireland, Scotland or Wales.
If I've missed out a vital heading please let me know. I'll do mine tomorrow and post on this thread. If you want to take part but don't want to put it on a thread, you can email it to me firstname.lastname@example.org you can also remain anonymous if you want. I will try and put a Facebook Page on too, and will let you know the details.