I try to keep my chronic pain entries on my other blog. However, my focus with this little movie I made is to spread awareness of how chronic pain patients are treated if they are lucky enough to get treated at all. This video is based on my experiences, as well as the experiences of other patients I know in different areas. I live in Florida, where things are getting pretty bad for pain management patients. I think it is important for others to realize how we are treated. Here's the first video of what I hope will be a series.
For more information you can visit the following links:
Regarding Pain Management Contracts and loss of rights: http://www.dailykos.com/story/2011/04/06/963719/-Chronic-Pain-Patients-Lose-Their-Rights
Information on different topics that affect chronic pain patients, including discussion of different studies etc. (Written by doctors): http://pain-topics.org/ and/or http://updates.pain-topics.org/
For what happened to Richard Paey in Florida. A young man with many medical issues giving him constant pain who was sentenced to 25 years in prison for drug trafficking. The way Florida's laws are written it does not matter if you actually sell your medication or give it away, if you fill a prescription for more than 50 - 70 pills in the bottle, you are drug trafficking and can go to jail for 25 years. This means any chronic pain patient whose prescription totals more than 60 pills in the bottle, is a drug trafficker under Florida's law. To learn more visit here: http://www.november.org/thewall/cases/paey-r/paey-r.html
Sorry this isn't a stitching entry. I did do a little bit on the Sentimental Sampler, but not enough for a new picture.