Why This Site Exists

My wife has Crohn's disease. This site is part of my efforts to help her and others 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. The video also highlights the then pending, now final, rule-making by the DEA to reclassify all medications containing Hydrocodone from Schedule 3 to Schedule 2, thus making them harder to access for millions of chronically ill people in the United States.

In October I had the pleasure of speaking at the "Rally Against Pain" in Washington D.C. Here is the link to my speech, which I have annotated with all the sources for the stories and websites I mention in the video.

If you are new here, welcome. A good place to start would be to watch a video from either "Feel This Pain" or "Ken Questions" or check out my video series "Dear Healthy People." You can also see my music video about chronic pain, "The DEA Song," here.

Take care.

- Ken McKim