11 May 2009

National Fibromyalgia Awareness Day

National Fibromyalgia Awareness Day is May 12th!

Fibromyalgia is a chronic pain disorder that affects an estimated 6-10 million people in the United States, yet half might not know they have it. In recognition of Fibromyalgia Awareness Day, The American Pain Foundation is launching new information, special chats on that day, and other awareness activities, as well as highlighting existing fibro spotlight activities and materials.

Pain needs to be taken seriously and severe pain is a medical emergency. Although chronic pain isn't considered an emergent situation, there are pain issues that require immediate treatment.

Click here and join others across the country to raise awareness about fibromyalgia or find out if your pain might be caused by this disorder.

National Pain Care Policy Act, S. 660
The American Pain Foundation was recently made aware of a video created by a 19 year old college student in Southern California, Casey Mathews, whose mother has suffered from chronic pain for as long as he can remember. As part of a political science class project, Casey created a video and petition. The petition will be delivered to the U.S. Senate to encourage support and passage of the 2009 National Pain Care Policy Act, S. 660.
Watch the video here and then sign the petition here.

You will be helping millions of Americans, and I am one of them! Thanks so much!

Peace is living pain free!
Coach Carolyn

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