Why We Do What We Do

"It's choice - not chance - that determines your destiny."

- Jean Nidetch

Jean Evelyn Nidetch was an American business entrepreneur who was the founder of the Weight Watchers organization.

I've been a chronic pain (CP) and chronic illness sufferer for over a decade. However, five years ago, I decided to stop focusing on my story and start looking at others that had CP and chronic illness stories of their own. 

 

It was then I realized CP and illness sufferers needed the opportunity to have the same kind of support I was blessed enough to receive at one point in my plight. At the same time, the country began turning its attention to a growing trend in overdose deaths. 

 

Eventually, in March 2016, the Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) released newly developed prescribing guidelines which seeks to restrict the availability of opioid pain medication. In January 2019, the country began enforcing tighter prescribing guidelines for opioids. It must comfort millions of family members who currently have an addicted loved one, or worse, have lost an addicted loved one; however, there's a HUGE problem healthcare experts, government officials, and the American public aren't acknowledging or addressing...

 

 

 

 

No one teaches chronic pain and chronic illness sufferers how to live in a body that has failed - in other words, no one teaches us how to cope with pain. Whatever coping skills you went into with chronic pain and chronic illness are the only coping skills you have to work with - and more times than not, pain medications are the only coping skill we become reliant on (reliant does not mean addicted). 

 

In a knee-jerk reaction, the government is now seeking to restrict opioid pain medication. However, besides the obvious injustices for CP and illness sufferers, what the masses have failed to realize is that by merely restricting prescribing guidelines without accessible pain management solutions in place, a national political vacuum crisis will instantly form - making the "opioid epidemic" seem like child's play. Suicide ideation, suicide attempts, suicide "successes," illicit drug use and, disability rates will all increase exponentially.

 

 

 

 

 

In a knee-jerk reaction, the government is now seeking to restrict opioid pain medication. However, besides the obvious injustices for CP sufferers, what the masses have failed to realize is that by merely restricting prescribing guidelines without accessible pain management solutions in place, a national political vacuum crisis will instantly form -making the "opioid epidemic" seem like child's play. Suicide ideation, suicide attempts, suicide "successes," illicit drug use and, disability rates will all increase exponentially.

Don't believe me? We already have evidence of it - the risk of suicide among people with chronic pain appears to be about double that of control groups, with the lifetime prevalence of suicide attempts by chronic pain sufferers ranging from 5 to 14 percent in various studies.

 

It was, for this reason, we established KCPC - to do our part during the opioid epidemic by preparing CP and illness sufferers for the possibility of limited pain medications, to teach life-long coping skills that lead to better pain management and to create a community in which we educate, support and encourage those with chronic illnesses. 

 

 

 

 

 

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Cited Articles:

"2 Pain as a Public Health Challenge." Institute of Medicine. 2011. Relieving Pain in America: A Blueprint for Transforming Prevention, Care, Education, and Research. Washington, DC: The National Academies Press. doi: 10.17226/13172

"We are experts in addressing the underlying issues that often perpetuate and worsen pain.

You and your physician are experts in identifying and treating the symptoms and disease itself.

Together, we will help you get back to you." 

- Kairos Chronic Pain Coaching

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U.S. Pain Foundation
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Christina H Chororos, a decade-long deep infiltrating endometriosis (DIE) sufferer, founded Kairos Chronic Pain Coaching in the fall of 2018 and is a chronic pain and illness educator, speaker, and writer.

 

Christina graduated with honors from Lynchburg University with a Bachelor of Science in Human Development and Education in 2002. Additionally, she obtained an Integrative Wellness Life Coaching Certification from the Integrative Wellness Academy in the fall of 2017, and a Graduate Certificate in Pain Management from the University of Connecticut (UCONN) in the spring of 2020.

 

Christina writes for iPain Living Magazine, a quarterly magazine published by the International Pain Foundation. 

For more information please visit kairoschronicpain.com

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Last Updated: August 2020