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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/
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.
Pain after Spinal Cord Injury? Pysiotherapy researchers School of Public Health, Physiotherapy and Sports Science, University College Dublin and the UCD Centre for Translational Pain Research want to hear your experience
Who can participate?
We want to hear from people who have developed chronic pain after a spinal cord injury.