As most of you may know I, iCare Consulting, is a Certified Caregiving Counselor providing assistance finding treatment, respite, caregiving thoughts, and ideas as well as providing direction on which city, state, government or federal agency to go to obtain help with medical, housing and other issues relating to you or your loved ones.
I have dealt with chronic regional pain syndrome (CRPS), lumbosacral radiculopathy, and lumbosacral degenerative disc disease for the past 25 years and in that time have been helped by many, therapists, doctors, counselors, social media and many others. With my pain history, I feel it makes me perfect to listen to and guide others in their journies helping them learn the things that took me years to find out with trial and error. I have been through the depression, anger, forgiveness, anger stage again as well as the medical issues, medication interactions that came with them, all while dealing with California Workers Compensation. I am happy to say that the first weekend in March 2018 I expanded my reach into giving back to those who helped me along my pain journey by turning to helping others even more. I attended the U.S. Pain Foundation and Pain Connection Group Counselor training in Phoenix, Arizona.
In the near future, I am putting together a face to face pain group as well as a social media group for those who live with or lives with someone dealing with a chronic condition. We all know that a chronic disease not only affects the individual with the condition but those in their family, loved ones, and friends. All will be welcome to attend or join the group and discuss their issues pros and cons. I am also looking into helping get regulations and laws passed that benefit the disabled community. If you or someone you know are in the Sacramento, California area, you need to talk to a group who understand what you are going through without judgment, let me know. I will keep you informed as to the date and time of the meeting as soon as everything is set up.
I look forward to hearing from you. if you have any questions or comments, please feel free to share those with me also.
Thank you, Richard Kreis iCare Consulting iCareConsulting@att.net (916) 849-4043