Advocating for and connecting those new to their pain journey and all the veterans of pain who have been on their journey for sometime. Testing new products and existing products for the caregiver and their loved ones. Offering a safe place to tell your story with no judgement, because I've been there.
I'm a Certified Chronic Pain Support Group Leader with U.S Pain Foundation, a Certified Caregiving Consultant in which I help caregivers or persons with disabilities locate where to go, who to talk to or how to organize all the paperwork Involved. Along with four other caregivers we have published three books, 365 Caregiving Tips Practical Tips for Everyday Caregivers, with two available in Spanish. I am also a trifecta caregiver, I care for my mom part time (heart disease and strokes), co-care for my brother in-law, Robert (epilepsy, mobility issues), he also lives with us, finally for myself (severe chronic low back pain) for 27 yrs. I host my own blog site, iCareTalk.net.org and involved with many other sites and blogs. I am a guest on radio shows and have moderated numerous internet shows. I am 55 yr. old, happily married (22 yrs), with two amazing daughters and an awesome son, two black labs and a large (8" dia.) turtle. I enjoy Meditation, Yoga, Photography, Art. My family (including my pets) are my past time.