So….September is Pain Awareness Month. Its the 26th so the month is almost over. One of the reason’s I decided to start a blog is Pain Awareness Month. Chronic pain is still something taboo and if you are someone who has chronic pain you are lazy, drug seeking or you just dont want to work….I have heard all of these and they are simply not true. We who have pain need to stand up and as Dolly Parton says in the movie Straight Talk “honk our own horns”. The medical community, work, family and friends are not going to believe us and the stigma will never be removed if we dont fight the current and talk about it…..So I have chronic pain and while this makes my life difficult and I hurt all the time, I will not simply disappear and crawl into bed (even though thats exactly what I want to do).