Over 20% of North Americans live with chronic pain, and another 20% live with and care for someone with chronic pain. Isn’t that a startling statistic? And yet so little is really known about this disease that so many of us live with every day, three hundred and sixty-five days of the year.

Welcome to my website devoted to chronic pain, a place I hope you’ll visit often as you take on the management of your pain. You are in charge, you know. All the pain meds, the therapies and pain management techniques that are part of your life cannot change the fact that your pain is 100% yours. In other words you are responsible for what happens next in your life with chronic pain. That responsibility makes you the bravest, most courageous person on planet earth.

But with this realization comes empowerment, and a quiet evolution that brings you from the place where your pain manages you to a different place where you manage your pain.

Speaking of ways to manage pain, I’ve found a new approach to managing mine, and so far it’s working. Why don’t you go to my blog and read about something I’ve started using, a technique not highlighted in my book LIVING SUCCESSFULLY WITH CHRONIC PAIN.

Since I wrote LIVING SUCCESSFULLY WITH CHRONIC PAIN I’ve discovered untapped powers within myself to manage my pain. My pain is not my enemy. It never was and never will be. It’s a part of me, of who I am.

Please feel free to browse this site. I believe you’ll find something interesting you may or may not have known about chronic pain. And if you have time I’d love to hear from you and how you manage your pain. Just click on the contact button at the top of this page.

Ruth Stella MacLean