Hi @JakeTheElephant and @Victoria66, We hear you! Living in poverty makes living with pain so much harder. There are a number of anti-poverty organizations that are working on advocacy to try to raise welfare and disability benefit rates in BC.
You can also contact our Connect for Health program to ensure you are getting access to all the financial supports you are eligible for, or contact the Disability Alliance of BC which has some helpful fact sheets on this topic.
Hi @with-or-without-ouch, we're glad to hear that you have found a medication that is working well for you and that fits your lifestyle. We agree that it is good to stay active—we had an Ask the Expert event a few weeks ago about pain flare-ups. Krista Friesen encouraged everyone to "learn our baselines" in order to minimize flare-ups. You can read the entire conversation here.
Do other LPB users have other experiences they would like to share?
We've put together a summary of this year's #livingwithpain experiment on Storify.
Check it out, and thank you for supporting us.