Dear community members,
I need your feedback regarding our plans about the future of this app. Our goal is to help you to manage your pain and eventually even get rid of it. We believe this community is a tremendously important pillar in being able to achieve this goal. The kindness and support that you share with each other on a daily basis can’t be expressed in words and it has exceeded our wildest expectations.
But chronic pain is a crazy and strong beast and we believe that a combination of several pillars and tools is necessary to be able to tame it. We have been thinking intensively about how we could help you tame that beast and we have experimented with a couple of things, e.g. providing guidance from pain experts. We believe that we have finally come up with an affordable solution to help you tame the pain beast. Here's what we have in mind:
In addition to the existing community this app would allow you to:
- Track your pain, stress, fatigue, medication, treatments, and many other important aspects of your condition. A chart would visualize the progress of each aspect which would help you to identify patterns, triggers and causes for your pain. And it would help you in talking to your doctors and therapists (similar to our previous app).
- On a regular basis, Dr. Fouradoulas and other pain experts would write articles about conditions, treatments, the latest research insights, and more. And they would post replies in community discussions to provide a medical opinion in addition to your personal experience. The goal of this would be that you end up knowing everything there is to know about your condition including ways to treat it and manage it.
- Then there would also be several coaching programs which would teach you ways to manage and deal with your pain. Such programs could include mind body exercises, meditation, ways to improve your quality of sleep, guided physical exercise, and more.
All this is meant to help you get back in the driver's seat of your life and have the pain beast driving in the back seat or even leaving it behind on the road eventually.
Now, the two big question are:
1. Would like to have such a pain companion?
2. Would you be willing to pay 1$ per week to have access to all the tools and information above? This contribution would allow us to provide those services on a long term basis and it would allow us to be independent of any kind of sponsors. You would be able to cancel this subscription at any point in time.
I am very eager to read your feedback.
Pain patient and CEO and co-founder of Pain Companion