Support is out there. Peer-to-peer support with others who are going through similar journeys as our own. Our pain may differ, but we all have had our lives impacted by our pain experiences. 


We need to find the courage and know it is okay, to ask and seek support. Our pain may be due to surgery(s), chronic illness, rare diseases or other causes. Yet, we share a common bond that others do not understand. This makes communicating with family and friends difficult. Peer-to-peer support offers the opportunity to come together and talk about things that others are unable to understand.


At HopeInstilled.org, in addition to information, you will find a variety of peer-to-peer support forums. There is power in coming together, peer-to-peer, to talk about how living with chronic pain affects our life. There's no contest for who has the most pain here. Chronic pain is any pain which lasts longer than 6 months (best general description). Some may have had their pain begin within the past year, others may have been living with their pain for decades, in here we are all chronic pain survivors.

 

We each have much to share and learn. We each have ways to help others just by being here. Invite your family and friends who wish to learn more to join in our "Family & friends of someone living with chronic pain" forum. Our forums are safe, non-judgemental places to talk openly, vent, share stories with others who "get it". In addition, we listen to others and give them the respect we also desire. Please utilize as many as you like. Additional forum topics will be added so if you have a topic in mind please let us know.

 

Forum & Facebook Closed Groups Rules/Guidelines:

 

We do not: Talk about medications. Compare our progress with others. Give advice. Look for miracles. Judge other members. We do not replace any pain management therapies, medications, etc.


We do: Talk about what our pain and how it has affected our life. Talk changes it has made to our life. Continue with our medical care. Listen to others and give them the respect we also desire. Make our own decisions and take responsibility for them.

 

NOTE: No one is allowed to solicit group members for any purpose. • No one is allowed to promote any medication, doctor, surgery, medical clinic.

• Anyone found to be doing so will be requested to leave.

 

FACEBOOK CLOSED GROUPS

 

Follow the link below and click join. You will then have to wait to be approved. Once approved you can start participating in conversations and begin sharing.

 

NOTE: We will be creating more topic related Facebook closed groups as our membership expands.

 

Facebook Closed Group Signup (https://www.facebook.com/groups/HopeInstilled/?fref=mentions)

 

 

FORUMS

 

Getting started: You will need to register: just your email, create a password and "forum name", your first name (last name is optional) and a phone number. You will "log-in" and "log-out" each time you visit.
(All information remains secure with us. It will not be shared, sold or used for any marketing programs.)

 

"Home" is the Forum main page where you will find a listing of the different Forums.

"Profile" is your information.

"Forum Name" is how you want to be called in the forums. Please consider adding your city/state/country to your forum name. By creating a forum name you can be anonymous.

"Signature" allows you an optional closing for your post. For example: "Yours in Hope, JoryP"

 

Click on the forum name to enter. You can join or follow subject(s).

 

"Create New" allows you to begin a subject. You have the option to subscribe to updates for any forum as well as any subject inside a forum.

 

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Guys, because we don't talk about anything
A place for guys to talk as it's not always easy for us to open up. So come here and get it out, ask the tough, lousy questions that are eating inside you. There's no judgement, but there's respect for each other.
22August 21, 2016 by: AJ
Spiritual
Many of us have a deep faith and belief which leads us. All faiths are welcome keeping in mind that there is no judgement. There is respect for and towards all members.
11August 17, 2016 by: JoryP - Shorewood, WI
Women
At times there are questions or topics which women may feel more comfortable with in their own forum.
11August 19, 2016 by: JoryP - Shorewood, WI
General Open Forum
This forum is open to all visitors to our website. Chronic pain and related topics are what's discussed here. This is a non-judgement site, respect for others is the driving force.
11August 19, 2016 by: JoryP - Shorewood, WI
Family & friends of someone living with chronic pain
How many times have you felt at your wits end trying to help without knowing how to? You are not alone. Here is a place just for you to chat with others who feel the same. We hope you provide some insight to what it's like living with pain and what possible things you can do. Find out what may have worked for someone else, or share something that works for you. Many times all your friend or loved one needs is a hug, just for you to listen and not provide any answers, hang out with them, call and check in. There are no magic answers but there is companionship for us all.
22August 31, 2016 by: JoryP - Shorewood, WI
Alternative Treatment Options
Did you know there are quite few alternative treatments available which work (and we're not told about)? Whether massage, chiropractic, yoga, meditation, supplements, nutrition and a whole lot more, let's talk!
11August 19, 2016 by: JoryP - Shorewood, WI