Jeannette

Read Jeannette’s Blog Posts My name is Jeannette Rotondi. My journey with chronic illness began in 2007 just before my 30th birthday. I had completed my Masters in Social Work, while working in a community outpatient mental health program and had passed all my licensing exams.   In 2003, I married the love of my … Continue reading Jeannette

What is the Draft Report on Pain Management Best Practices, Why Does it Matter, & How Can You Have A Voice?

By Jeannette – It’s a critical time for all people who are impacted by pain, regardless of the cause. It is a time to unite on our journey with pain and over the next 90 days join the discussion of the gaps in the management of pain and the solutions put forth. This is a … Continue reading What is the Draft Report on Pain Management Best Practices, Why Does it Matter, & How Can You Have A Voice?

The Emotional Rollercoaster of Living with Chronic Pain

By Jeannette – There are many causes of chronic pain–an accident or injury, inflammatory or neurological condition–but no matter the cause, chronic pain impacts our emotions. There is an intersection between physical pain and emotional well being. It is important to discuss this interplay, as well as strategies to address these difficult emotions to improve … Continue reading The Emotional Rollercoaster of Living with Chronic Pain

Answering the Miracle Question with Chronic Pain

By Jeannette – The Miracle Question is a therapeutic question asked as part of Solution Focused Therapy. Solution Focused Therapy is a goal directed, future focused, collaborative and, of course, solution focused therapeutic method. The miracle question asks the client, “if you woke up one morning and a miracle occurred, what would be different so … Continue reading Answering the Miracle Question with Chronic Pain