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I am 66 years old and after studying biological sciences at university I worked for 20 years in the pharmaceutical industry in a number of roles and locations. My career was ended abruptly due to ill health, a catastrophe at the time but, as it turned out, a blessing in disguise.
I have a number of interests and hobbies, the main ones being; the arts; fishing; and beekeeping.
Since my mid-forties I have suffered several health issues, principally associated with arthritic conditions, and have had multiple (17, I think) surgical procedures - most with some success, some not.
I had a number of complications with a hip replacement which is the main, but not only, source of the chronic pain that took me to the Dorset Pain Management Programme. A programme that has helped me greatly. So much so that I now want to give something back and help others with chronic pain to live and thrive, despite the debilitating effects – whoever they are and whatever the cause.
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PainPals Helpline – 01202 858361
PLEASE NOTE the PainPals Helpline will be closed on the two upcoming bank holidays – 2nd and 3rd June 2022.
Mon-Fri 11:00 - 16:00
Wed 14:00 - 16:00 only
Would you like to speak with someone who truly understands what it’s like to live with chronic pain? Call our helpline, which is manned by volunteers who live with pain themselves.
To use this helpline, you should to be registered to a Dorset GP