Chronic pain has invaded my life and the lives of those around me for the past 10 years. It has made each day's actions and decisions more difficult. Every day, I learn to live with it and fight to make it as quiet as possible. I refuse to let it make me lose my smile. Today, I want to help other patients so that they can also find moments of respite. Thanks to research, I dream that these pains will soon be nothing more than a bad memory.
Living with chronic pain is a non-choice of life, it's first undergoing, then vaguely accepting, not pain, but feeling pain... As a young person, I saw my life built on objectives, projects turned towards creativity. Unfortunately, for decades I've been telling myself that my body is not my best friend. In later life, I have a simple dream: to know again, one hour, one half-day WITHOUT PAIN, without a tense face, finally soothed... It is clear to me that making progress in the fight against pain will simply bring patients hope for the future.
Director of the AFVD – “Association Francophone pour Vaincre la Douleur”