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Chronic Pain and Relationships

Louise Trewern from our Get Better team and her wife Karen talk with Evie.

Chronic pain can have a profound effect on a relationship. Louise from suffered with chronic pain from fibromyalgia and osteoarthritis, in addition to many complications from long-term high dose opioid use. Her wife Karen became her carer. After being admitted to hospital for opioid tapering, and with the support of Karen, her family, pain nurse Dee and her doctors, Louise managed to emerge from a decade of pain and opioid use and profoundly changed her life.

Here they talk about their journey, and the effects it had on them both individually and as a couple. It was a real privilege to hear their story, and we hope others find hope and inspiration by watching this video.