When asked, as a fibromyalgia blogger, to interview Jenni Prokopy from ChronicBabe.com, I jumped at the opportunity. Jenni is a friend from twitter and a valuable resource in the fibromyalgia and chronic illness community. Recently, Jenni has been involved in an “Explain Your Pain” campaign which is designed to educate and assist patients seeking diagnostic and treatment help.
You know the drill, you don’t feel well, you can barely get dressed much less drag yourself to yet another doctor visit – but there you are. You sit in the waiting room noticing your unmatched socks and you wonder if this is the visit where you’ll finally get the answers you’re looking for. You have a myriad of questions and when you finally see the doctor, you can’t think of a single one of them.
This scenario is far too common. Going to the doctor with a chronic pain condition takes a chronic approach, so look no further than Chronic Babe, Jenni Prokopy. Working with www.HealthyWomen.org, Jenni has developed a handy checklist for you to take to your next doctor’s appointment. You can find that downloadable Checkup-Checklist here as well as many other resources: http://www.healthywomen.org/healthcenter/chronic-pain.
In my short call-in interview with Jenni, we discuss how the education and treatment opportunities for fibromyalgia patients have changed since we were each diagnosed. Watch the video here!
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