Chronic pain , thoracic outlet syndrome, repetitive strain injury, etc. leave you feeling out of control. As a caretaker for my TOS afflicted wife, many times I feel out of control as well. What is it about life changing afflictions that make you feel lost?
First of all, your life priorities must change. When you were well, you always chose what you did and when you wanted to do it. Now your actions are limited to deciding what you can do, and what are the consequences of doing it.
What happens is that as patients and caretakers we grieve for our old lifestyle, our ability to be who we have always been. But now we have a new story – pain and caretaking.
My goal as President of the TOSS charity, is to provide T.O.S. and chronic pain patients with the knowledge and ability to “FEEL BETTER NOW!”
TOSS will help you find services that will compliment your medical treatment and enchance your ability to take back control of your life.
TOSS pledges to be professional in its effort to inform and assist you.
TOSS is building this web site and blog. As it grows you will want to follow our articles and research. Your participation will have direct value to you and taking back control of your life.
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Phil La Puma
Thoracic Outlet Syndrome Society