By Ed Coghlan.
“Chronic pain takes a huge toll on the individual, their family, and society as a whole,” says Stanford’s Dr. Sean Mackey in a tweet last week. “People shouldn’t suffer in silence.”
He’s right, of course.
The sense of isolation and frustration that many people suffering from chronic pain is worsening according to many.
That’s a theme that Jenni Grover, founder of ChronicBabe.com will address tomorrow (Tuesday, May 15th) in a webinar sponsored by the U.S. Pain Foundation.
Grover, who is the author of Chronic Babe 101: How to Craft an Incredible Life Beyond Illness, will read from her book and then answer questions from attendees about how to fight through and thrive even while suffering from chronic pain.
(If you’d like to submit a question in advance, email firstname.lastname@example.org.)
Jenni Grover draws on her experience with fibromyalgia and other conditions to teach women to craft incredible lives despite illness. Since 2005, Jenni has taught thousands of women to take charge of their lives through her website, videos, and speeches around the world. Her book was published in 2017.
Jenni is also a pain ambassador for U.S. Pain Foundation in the state of Illinois and works on a wide variety of projects for the organization, including the INvisible Project.
“US Pain is committed to creating pain awareness by breaking down barriers and advocating for change,” said Nicole Hemmenway, Vice President of US Pain. ‘For many people with chronic pain, having a conversation about chronic pain with someone like Jenni who knows what they are going through is an important experience. We are pleased that she can lead this type of conversation with people we care about.”
Hemmenway herself has battled chronic pain and has written her own book “No, It’s Not in My Head: The Journey of a Chronic Pain Survivor from Wheelchair to Marathon”.
If you want to participate in the webinar, you can register here.