Today we speak with Nikki Cooke who is a complex and chronic patient advocate, and a current student who is living with psoriatic arthritis.
We speak to Nikki about her personal experience of having pain as a pediatric patient, and the silver linings in her life that came from experiencing arthritis as a young person. We discuss the process of receiving a diagnosis, which often involves experiences of grief and depression, the importance of self-advocacy and social support in pain management, and advice for those experiencing pain or treating pain.
For anyone wanting to connect with Nikki directly, you are welcome to e-mail her at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Additional Links and Resources
SaskPain on LinkedIn
A thank you to our sponsors and supporters:
The Saskatchewan Pain Society
The Community Initiatives Fund
Our Editor, Chris Enns of Lemon Productions
We happily welcome feedback on this podcast, and are always looking for guests to speak to! Contact us at email@example.com, or message us on our Facebook, Twitter, or LinkedIn pages if you would like more information or to get involved
What is Your Partners In Pain?
A Saskatchewan-based podcast that aims to bring together those who live with pain, healthcare providers who treat chronic pain, and researchers working on topics that affect people living with pain.