Here we post relevant news, announcements, updates and general information concerning chronic pain
Audrey Farrelly is a member of Chronic Pain Ireland and her debut book 'My Second Baby Jude' is now available in eCopy format from Chronic Pain Ireland priced at €5.99.
"This book is a great read and is a fascinating insight into life before and with chronic pain" - John Lindsay, former Chairperson, CPI.
See below for an excerpt from Audrey’s book and the reviews from readers who have already enjoyed her book:
100 Cities Against Pain
This campaign has been held throughout Europe since 2015 and many international pain support groups come together to support and organise events on this date. The ISAL Foundation & Research Institute are organising events around the campaign entitled 100 cities against pain and they are encouraging support groups to arrange events in their cities and regions.
Minister for Health launches new online information repository on Medical Cannabis
The Minister for Health recently published an online repository of information around medical cannabis. The repository contains information for healthcare professionals, patients and others who are interested in finding out more about cannabis for medical use. This repository can be found at https://health.gov.ie/cannabis-for-medical-use/
September is Pain Awareness Month #PAM2018
Pain is something that many of us feel, but it cannot be seen and is quickly forgotten. For those living with persistent chronic pain conditions they often feel isolated as others cannot comprehend the impact pain has on every aspect of life. Chronic pain is not visible, it often prevents people from enjoying a full life, as work, family and social life are impacted and the condition can also greatly impact on sleep.
CPI currently have 2 members who have as yet to have their patch reinstated. For those of you reading this update who are still without your patch, if your GP has refused to appeal you can write or email the MMP (email@example.com) directly simply stating that "My GP (enter name and address) has refused to engage with the Versatis appeals process" and give your contact details. If your appeal has been refused you can make a case directly.