Brilliant Idea, Barbara. And all sufferers should know this:

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Posted by CHRT ( on July 22, 2001 at 10:51:03:

In Reply to: I just had this BRILLIANT IDEA...... posted by Barb D on July 22, 2001 at 07:31:53:

From CBS Health Watch by Medscape.
"New standards from the Joint Commission on Accreditation of Healthcare Organizations (JCAHO) say patients have a right to not feel pain. That means healthcare providers must routinely ask patients if they are in pain."
"Healthcare organizations that do not provide effective pain relief can lose their accreditation."
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every sufferer needs to have something like the following filed with the hospital emergency room. We need to carry a copy in our wallets when we are travelling.

Perhaps later OUCH can offer an adaptation of this for us to print out and take to our doctors. Meanwhile see this:

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