Results for - September is Pain Awareness Month

2,122 voters participated in this survey

1. Did you know that September was Pain Awareness Month?

Yes
10%
202 votes
No
90%
1,898 votes

2. Do you, a friend, or a family member suffer from chronic pain?

I suffer from chronic pain
35%
740 votes
A family member (or members) suffers from chronic pain
36%
752 votes
A friend suffers from chronic pain
29%
619 votes
Other (please specify)
18%
387 votes

3. If you are a chronic pain sufferer has it affected your quality of life/ability to live a functional and productive life? (affected work, school, personal relationships with partners/friends/family)?

Yes
30%
626 votes
No
13%
280 votes
Undecided
8%
167 votes
Not Applicable - I am not a chronic pain sufferer
49%
1,027 votes

4. If you are a chronic pain sufferer is the cause of your pain "invisible" (nobody can see the curvature of my spine/tailbone by glancing at me. I'm not in a wheelchair yet)? Has anyone ever doubted that you are a chronic pain sufferer for this reason?

The cause of my chronic pain is visible, and people have still doubted its legitimacy
7%
157 votes
The cause of my chronic pain is visible, and people do not doubt its legitimacy
8%
166 votes
The cause of my chronic pain is invisible, and people have doubted its legitimacy
17%
357 votes
The cause of my chronic pain is invisible, and people have never doubted its legitimacy
14%
288 votes
I do not suffer from chronic pain
55%
1,159 votes
Other (please specify)
2%
33 votes

5. If you are a chronic pain sufferer are you on disability for it?

Yes
13%
277 votes
No
32%
672 votes
Not Applicable - not a chronic pain sufferer or not on disability for it
55%
1,151 votes

6. As a chronic pain sufferer (have been my entire life; I am fighting to keep from getting opioid dependent as I have already gone through fetanyl withdrawal around age 22mo when I was on ECMO which is life support. I am on lyrica 2-3x a day, but it is nothing compared to cannabis. I live in a med/rec legal state, but have to be creative about delivery of my medicine due to my throat---severe Gerd/hiatal hernia/esophageal dysphagia eliminates my ability to smoke or dab. I do medibles and drinks. ***I am not suggesting or endorsing illegal medicating***) I ask that other Tellwutters read this article. (https://themighty.com/2016/09/pain-awareness-month-what-people-with-chronic-pain-want-you-to-learn/). Do you plan on reading?

Yes
17%
359 votes
No
46%
957 votes
Undecided
37%
784 votes
09/08/2016 Living 2122 37 By: tsgurl101
tsgurl101 profile photo
By: tsgurl101
view all surveys

Comments