By Ed Coghlan.
For the chronic pain community, it has been another tumultuous year. At the National Pain Report, we have increased our emphasis on commentary from the chronic pain community—more first-person articles about how folks are battling their pain and sometimes their battles with their government, their providers and their insurers.
Today is Thanksgiving—and last year we asked our audience to share with us, what they are thankful for. The response was overwhelming. There were numerous comments about the importance of loved ones, compassionate doctors, fellow patients, pets and others. Frankly it inspired us, and we went and shared some of the better comments as stand-alone stories during December.
And to be honest, there were also a few folks who had a hard time finding anything to be grateful for because of their pain and their inability to find relief. The sense of isolation and desperation and, in some cases, abandonment among many of in the chronic pain community is palpable—and giving those folks a chance to express that is an important job as well.
We want to do it again this year. We want to hear from you.
So we ask that you share with us in our comment section what you are feeling this Thanksgiving—who and what you are thankful for in as much detail as you desire.
At the National Pain Report we are privileged to have been able to get to know a number of people in this field—providers, policy makers, advocates and, of course, patients.
It’s the patients who are the most memorable. Your stories are important.
Please share yours and tell us what you what are thankful for on this important day.
In the meantime, let us wish you a happy Thanksgiving. We are grateful for your support.
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