Searching for a support system

Contributed by: Kelly
Reviewed by: Evelyn Corsini, MSW, January 2010

Kelly has a wife and family but needs more support for his chronic pain.

 

I would love to see some information on Chronic Pain and the support system. I am talking about how effective a good support system is to a person with chronic pain or any kind of pain.  I, being one of those people, without a support system in my life, depend on articles or any type of useful information I can find and use, to help me just get through the day.  I have a family and a wife, but here is no support from my spouse at all.  The person whom I need the most support, is absent.

It is almost, I think, one of the most important issues, that is never talked about, and there are no real time resources for this anywhere.  Sure, you might know of some, but most people don’t even know where to look, including me.  A lot of places charge a big fee, and for a lot of people with pain they don’t have that resource.  So I would be greatful if you could have some type of lesson or articles on this issue.  To me, this is, something I long to have, a nice word, a don’t worry, a smile and a word of encouragement, it will be okay, just do what you can.  The security to know that there is someone or something to turn to, when the world is crushing me and you, those of you who can relate to this, and for people who indure the pain 24 hours a day and 7 days a week, the pain doesn’t ever take a break, ever.

 

[painACTION editorial note: There are national organizations that provide support for people living with chronic pain, through their websites, telephone links, and groups that meet in many communities.  Check out The American Chronic Pain Association (www.theacpa.org) and The American Pain Foundation (www.painfoundation.org).]

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