This has absolutely nothing to do with chronic pain, but I am THRILLED to announce that my brilliant, amazing, engineering genius of an eight year old who can't read was finally and officially diagnosed as Dyslexic!!! And I found a tutoring center. And they have an opening. And we can afford them because they run as a not-for-profit.
I am also pleased to announce that I was completely professional and mature when I informed his school of the diagnosis and the fact that he will be missing part of the school day to attend tutoring. Even though they flatly and repeatedly insisted that his symptoms didn't fit with dyslexia and then told me' "that completely makes sense" after I had an outside agency test him. I acted like a grown up. An adult, even. On the outside. In this case my inner voice cannot be held against me.
Hooray for Dyslexia and the specialist who know how to teach to it!!