I am wondering if any of you have Chronic Pain Support groups in your area and if so if you attend? I have been looking around in Moncton (small Canadian city) where I live and it appears we don't have one. I have considered trying to form one but have absolutely no idea what kind of interest there is out there in groups like this.
I know for myself there are so many things I could have gained over the past few years from a group like this and could still gain.
First and foremost we all know (and likely belong to this site because) chronic pain is a lonely place to be. My family and especially my husband have been a huge support through all of this however, I sure would love to have someone in my life that truly understood. Sometimes it can be hard to force a smile on and say I am okay since saying anything else would only prove to hurt the ones around me that are trying their best to help.
Secondly since the minute I injured my back I have felt like a blindfolded rat going backwards through a mazy trying to navigate our medical system and find the right specialists. I know for the ones of you in the USA this isn't as much of an issue but I am certain my fellow Canadians will agree that in our medical system it is a constant struggle. It sure would have been nice to have someone in the same city who has been through something similar that could have helped me figure which Dr to try and see etc etc.
Anyhow, to the point of my post. Do any of you belong to one of these groups? How often do you meet and what does your meeting consist of? Do you find it beneficial?
Thank you in advance to anyone who takes the time to share the experience on this topic with me.