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Lupus affects 1.5 million people. They need your compassion.
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I can't believe that Pain News Network asked to publish my article on likening pain pill regulation to the DMV! My thanks to Editor Pat Anson for sharing my little missive with their readers.

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New "Feel This Pain" video is up: Gastroparesis

More than just a little "tummy trouble," this disease brings pain and life-changing symptoms that don't just magically fade away.

#gastroparesis #GivePainAVoice #dontpunishpain

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I Am On Patreon Now
You all know by now that I don't monetize my videos on YouTube. It's important for me that the message gets out there, and I'd be afraid that ads on the videos themselves might stop people from watching them.

However, every content creator does like to be recognized for their efforts, whether it's photography, music, videos or movies. To that end, I've set up a page over at Patreon. What is that, you may ask? At Patreon, if you like what I'm doing, you can pledge a certain amount of money (how much is up to you) for each new video I create. It's not meant as a charge for the content, but rather as a way you can show your support for what I'm trying to do by making these videos, such as the "Feel This Pain" series.

I want to thank everyone who has watched and shared what I've done so far; here's hoping our combined efforts can continue to call attention to the very real challenges faced by those living with chronic illness.

All my best,

-Ken

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I am Kim. I watch all of your videos. Maybe others tried and got the first one. Please add re-posted to this video.
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Much more than just a "stretchy skin" disease, Ehlers-Danlos is a very painful syndrome with very real consequences for those who have it. 
#EhlersDanlos #dontpunishpain #GivePainAVoice

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Join me in less than 15 minutes today, Saturday June 20th LIVE at 1PM PDT for "Pain Matters with Ken McKim: CRPS Edition. 

http://www.blogtalkradio.com/painmatterswithkenmckim/2015/06/20/pain-matters-with-ken-mckim-crps-edition
My guest this week is Kimmy Simonsen, who will speak about her personal experiences with one of the most painful health conditions around. She will also talk about her advocacy work the RSD/CRPS Angels project and the JGF Organization. Be sure to call into the show with your question for me or Kimmy. The number is (347) 945-7387. See everyone tomorrow! For an easy to undertand educational video on CRPS, visit my Don't Punish Pain YouTube Channel:...
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The pain that comes with depression; emotional scarring can be lethal.
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More than just a little "tummy trouble," this disease brings pain and life-changing symptoms.
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In this episode I'm joined by Pharmacist Steve, aka Steve Ariens who shares his views on the state of the pharmacy industry and the lack of empathy in today's society towards the challenges of the chronically ill
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The Epidemic That Wasn't
There is no "epidemic" of opioid overdoses. If 16,000 deaths in a year is an epidemic, then we really need to focus on the pandemic that is the over 100 million people in the U.S. who suffer from chronic pain (http://nationalpainreport.com/a-conversation-about-chronic-pain-8825995.html).

For example, car crash fatalities in 2013 claimed more lives than opioid overdoses (there were 30,057 fatal motor vehicle crashes in the United States in 2013 in which 32,719 deaths occurred according to IIHS). As this qualifies as an epidemic by some people's twisted logic, I suggest we handle reducing car crash fatalities in the same manner that we regulate the prescribing of painkillers.

Effective immediately, you will have to own your car for two months before you can get a license to drive it. To obtain a driver's license, you must first establish a history with the DMV by visiting them at least two times per month for two months, paying $40 per visit during the two-month period you are waiting to get approved for your license. 

Once you have your driver's license, you will only be able to purchase gasoline at particular gas station with a signed fuel-certificate from the DMV, which will allow you to purchase what the DMV thinks is an adequate supply of gas for a 30-day period. For each new 30-day supply of gasoline you must obtain a new fuel certificate from the DMV, which will require another $40/five-hour appointment at the DMV. 

If you try to take your DMV fuel-certificate to a different gas station than you normally use, your fuel-certificate may be refused and your name entered into a national database as someone guilty of "fuel seeking behavior." 

Additionally, you will not be able to refill your gas supply after 3PM on Fridays, weekends or holidays. Your gas allotment must last for the full 30-day timeframe specified by the DMV. If you run out of gas before that 30-day period is up, you will not be able to get another fuel-certificate until the 30-day calendar period has ended. So remember, you should not be driving anywhere except to and from work, with possibly a once a week trip to the grocery store. NOTE: Asking for more than your allotted fuel allowance will also constitute "fuel seeking behavior" and the DMV may choose to no longer see you. 

The DMV also reserves the right to randomly smog your vehicle at any time. If your vehicle fails the smog inspection your driver's license will immediately be revoked. NOTE: You must pay the cost of the smog inspection yourself.

I'm sure this will result in an immediate drop in automobile deaths. You're welcome.
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It's Time For Compassion Without Conditions
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My wife has Crohn's disease. My G+ site, along with my YouTube channel and website are all part of my efforts to help her and other people like her. Over the past few years I have come to realize that there are some in society that look upon the chronically ill in a less than favorable light. That realization led me to make a 32-minute video called "The Slow Death of Compassion for the Chronically Ill" to help raise awareness of the challenges that the chronically ill face every day; from society's changing attitudes towards the chronically ill, to the overly-dramatized reporting of opioid overdoses in the United States.
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