[January | Weaving therapies together like a wreath by Jamie Ashforth]
Where should we go when professionals lead us astray?
When specialists are overbooked and underfunded?
When drugs prescribed to help do harm instead?
We will not settle
We will seek talented, compassionate healers
We will demand better care and better research
We will learn to see through empty promises and snake oil
We will try things that make sense to us, as unique individuals
With unique symptoms, budgets, responsibilities, and schedules
Until the medical profession as a whole plays closer attention to
The importance of comprehensive and complex chronic pain education
We will boldly devise our own treatment plans
[Excerpt from 2016 Calendar “Chronic Pain Has Many Faces”]