I would like to target the focus of my blog to meet the needs of the chronic pain community. Can I please ask for your help and suggestions.
I have a strong personal commitment to giving back to the chronic pain community, and I am wondering if I could get your help to determine what might be of the most value to you in a chronic pain blog.
I have an extensive medical background and really enjoy doing research in the area of chronic pain.I would like to share this information with others who may not be able to do this research.
This will NOT be a commercial blog, just a way I can give back and feel like I am doing something that makes a difference in some small way.
I want to make sure I am providing fresh, relevant content that would be helpful.
This back forum and site is great, and I use it all the time, and promote it to others.However, my hope is that I can provide something in addition that would be of value.
What would be of the most value to you? Your comments are really appreciated.
( Here are some possibilities, please add your own ideas)
Medical articles, information about new treatments and links?
Travel tips and suggestions
Items you might want to add to your home to make life more comfortable
Tips on how to deal with surgery, choosing a doctor, dealing with stress, making good medical choices
Financing your medical care and paying for medications
New drug studies and results
Dealing with family issues concerning chronic pain/ illness
Info on trials and how to join them
Links to other resources
Info about new books
Stories about other people's challenges
Humorous articles about dealing with pain
My blog will likely help people challenged with chronic illness and chronic pain, which may be back related or from other conditions such as post cancer treatment pain.
Feel free to email privately if you would like with any ideas you might have.
A bit about me: I have suffered with the challenges of chronic pain for over 6 years. I am now considered disabled and unable to work at a "regular" job as I can't sit any more than 30 minutes at a time and am on pain meds to deal with my medical challenges.
I have been coaching and consulting for more 13 years, and finished the Duke University integrative medicine wellness coaching program last year.
I am not accepting new clients at this time- I am doing this work to keep my mind sharp, as a way to give back. And to give me the motivation to get up every morning!
Thanks in advance for your help and comments-