Author: Kreisler

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. Namaste'

Communication is Key

I can not stress this enough, “COMMUNICATION is KEY.” For any pain, medical, disability or really any type of relationship to work there must be, communication.  If two people or even a caregiving team do not communicate the consequences can be major, medication changes go without notice, feedings, seizures, changes in behavior and many other issues…

There is only one way to happiness and that is to cease worrying

about things which are beyond the power of our will.

                              – Epictetus

Why is PickYourPain.org Here?

     After 20 years of dealing with my own daily chronic pain and for the past four years being a caregiver for my mother who has heart and other medical issues, as well as caring for my brother in-law who now lives with us and has epilepsy, I felt it was time to tell my…

It is in the act of giving that we find joy,

without the expectation of anything in return.

                                                               – Author Unknown

eJourneys Pain

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My Daily Struggle with Pain

This expression of what I am feeling daily was put together without collaboration by a wonderful, amazing and talented woman EJourneys.  It goes to prove that there are others out there that deal with pain on a daily basis as I do, maybe not the same type of pain but pain none the less.  If you would like to read up on her story or comment on her wonderful work, I have added her Bio and blog site below.

EJourneys cares for her partner and blogs on Caregiving.com.  In addition to being active on the site, she contributes to the CareGifters anthologies (edited by Trish Hughes Kreis), which help raise funds for caregivers in need.
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Thank you for PickYourPain.org and for telling your story.  That took a lot of guts on a lot of levels, as did your perseverance through so much.

I feel immensely fortunate that my own journey of physical pain has been resolved.  I tell my story here:
http://hurricanecountry.blogspot.com/2005/08/pot-of-painlessness-at-end-of-rainbow.html

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