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The Centre for Pain Research at NUI Galway is looking for amputees who suffer with chronic phantom limb pain to take part in a virtual reality-assisted clinical trial that aims to reduce phantom limb pain.
Phantom limb pain, painful sensations that feel as if they originate from a missing limb, occurs after limb amputation for 50-80% of amputees and is associated with a number of negative outcomes, such as a decline in daily activities, sleep interference and a reduction in general quality of life.
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.
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:
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 (firstname.lastname@example.org) 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.