I am a chronic Pain Patient that has suffered for many years due to Migraines, several Autoimmune illnesses, spinal issues, multiple joint surgery/replacements, & the gamut of medical issues goes on. Like so many, I had no "real" person or place in my local community to turn to. I "met" Barby online through Facebook,Twitter, & then discovered the IPF. I feel as if I have "support" mentally, physically & emotionally through the Foundation. I find a great deal of information here, & know that ALL of us are not only members, but patients also. Having a Chronic Pain issue & trying to "get through" to someone who does not have it, is almost impossible. That is why through the Foundation having all "patients", as well as Foundation members & advocates helps to give us a "louder" voice to physicians,the medical field, to the governmental bodies & helps to provide information to family members, friends & those who don't understand the horrible aspects of living in chronic daily pain, yet trying to have some kind of "normal life" as well. I am proud to be a part of the International Pain Foundation & admire each and every one of the members, the advocates, & the outstanding work they do to help ALL of us.
I am a chronic pain patient and I am a delegate in this fundation that helps people in pain like me. With this foundation I noticed that I am not the worse and I am not alone and its even better when we get to feel veterr because we were helped emotionaly bu other patients and we do great things for everyone
I am a volunteer and a pain patient. I volunteer because I want others to know we can live with and take control of our pain. I want others to know there is help and relief. I have been involved since 2013 and have learned so much about myself and chronic pain and what to give back to others what I did not have when things started in 2009 and the Foundation gives me that chance.
I have limited medical resources for RSD/CRPS in my state. International Pain Foundation has numerous resources for pain patients. It is a positive, caring organization. I have accessed many of their resources and referred people to the website for help. Barby and Ken have promptly responded to my questions and inquiries. I have never met them but I feel as though they are friends helping friends. Their hard work is state of the art and very much appreciated.
IPain is a great Foundation. It's ran by a lot of amazing people and I love being a part of it! Being able to advocate for people dealing with pain is what makes it amazing to me.
iPain has been a life-changer for me. I have found not only a group of peers, with whom I can support and information with, I have also found a place where I can utilize my talents to make a real difference. I feel empowered again, thanks to my part as a Delegate to International Pain Foundation.