In pain years, I am ancient

Compared to humans, dogs age more quickly at the beginning of their lives and slower toward the end. Therefore, calculating your dog’s age relative to yours is a bit tricky, but luckily it’s possible…  Although the origins of the seven-year myth is unknown, people have been trying to find a good way to calculate dog years in human years since the 1200s. One of the earliest examples of this is an inscription at Westminster Abbey that dates to the year 1268 and calculates that one human year is equivalent to nine dog years, which was part of some strange way to calculate the end of the world in the 1200s…

How do we calculate pain years compared to those that are not?  How would you compare one year of a chronic pain patient’s life to that of someone who isn’t in constant pain?  As a pain patient, do I live two years for every average year?  Or is it three or four years?

Nobody knows. All I know is that, in pain years, I am ancient.  Living in pain slows time to a crawl, and I feel like I’ve lived three lifetimes already.  Poor, weary, ancient me. 🙂

5/15/2014, Cancer patients being denied medications by pharmacists

One cancer patient was denied her pain medication shortly before she died.  When Rose Chamberlain passed away her husband, Carl, lost the love of his life, “My wife was all I had.”

Quality of life is all Carl wanted for his wife last Christmas, “All Christmas Eve and all Christmas Day, she was in pain, screaming in pain.”

“Now they’re hitting us where it really hurts, which is the patients,” said Dr. James Sanchez an Oncologist with Comprehensive Cancer Centers of Nevada. He’s seen several cancer patients experience this problem… He and his colleagues don’t know what to make of pharmacies denying their pain pill prescriptions.

Don’t know what to make of the medical industry deciding to join the drug war and criminalize pain patients?  Did cancer doctors think their patients wouldn’t be affected?

After all, he explains, opiates were designed to treat cancer patients, “In order to provide them with a good quality of life, we have to provide them with relief of their pain.”

Only cancer patients deserve relief from their pain and a good quality of life?

Rose finally got her pain pills after the holiday, but with the next refill it was more denials and delays at other Walgreens locations, CVS and Target.

“When people refused to call the doctor, when they lie to your face, that hurts a lot,” said Carl as tears ran down his face. “Especially when you know your wife is dying and you just want her to have a little relief from the pain. Just wanted to be treated with dignity and respect.”

David Wuest is Deputy Secretary of the Nevada State Board of Pharmacy, “Right now there’s less meds being manufactured. There’s less meds that are being shipped to pharmacies. And there are patients that unfortunately, that may be going without medicines.”

Less meds being manufactured = DEA, controlling the supply.

If you’re being denied or delayed, the Board of Pharmacy recommends you go back to your doctor. Also, while under state law the board cannot require a pharmacist to fill a prescription, they will try to help patients having problems.

You can call the state Board of Pharmacy at (800) 364-2081.

We contacted the pharmacy chains where Carl said he ran into these problems. Both Walgreens and CVS refused our requests for an on-camera interview…

1/15/2015, Innovative kids’ pain clinic opens in Twin Cities

The ten thousand square foot clinic was made possible by donations, the most sizeable, coming from the late Aveda founder, Horst Rechelbacher.

He and his wife gave 1.5 million to the 2 million dollar project, so the clinic, is in their name…

The clinic houses a massage and acupuncture room, and floor to ceiling it is covered with sensory soothing photos of Minnesota native plants and trees, ambient sounds of loons and wildlife kiss the air.

The floors are made from local wood and are designed to absorb noise to take away the anxiety sounds of bustling feet; always keeping in mind that this is to be a soothing space for children with chronic pain or who are getting end of life palliative care…

Champion Pain Care Corporation (CPAI) Is Pursuing the $4 Billion Pain Management Market

-New restrictions on opioids that make the proprietary Champion Pain Care Protocol (“the Protocol”), a non-pharmaceutical treatment plan licensed to the Company that is highly effective in reducing pain, attractive to patients, doctors and funding agencies.

48 Wall Street, 10th Floor,
New York, NY 10005
MAIN 775-546-0311

Champion Pain Care Corporation, a development stage company, operates as a pain management company. It offers the Champion Pain Care Protocol, a proprietary pain management protocol for the treatment and management of chronic pain, as well as other pain management treatments. The company’s protocol includes various treatment plans comprising physical examination by the attending doctor, blood testing, and urine drug screening; education for patients about the nature of their chronic pain; on-going interaction to support patient adherence to beneficial behavioral changes; relaxation training to reduce the effects or stress and anxiety, which can aggravate pain; amino acids and other dietary supplements to restore and maintain normal brain chemistry; and the reduction of cellular and joint inflammation. Its treatment plans also consists of the day and night time regimens to promote restorative sleep; use of electrotherapy stimulation to promote production and release of endorphin; topical medications for pain relief; and on-going counseling, telephone and on-line support, and checkups. The company was formerly known as OICCO Acquisition I, Inc. and changed its name to Champion Pain Care Corporation in August 2014. The company is based in New York, New York. Champion Pain Care Corporation is a subsidiary of Champion Care Corp.

LICENSE AGREEMENT dated as of February 1, 2013, between Champion Care Corp. (“Licensor”), a corporation incorporated under the laws of Ontario, Canada having its principal place of business at 307-208 Evans Avenue, Toronto, Ontario, Canada M8Z 1J7 and Champion Pain Care Corp. (“Licensee”), a Nevada corporation having its principal place of business at 123 West Nye Lane, Suite 129, Carson City, Nevada 89706.

Terrance George Owen, 68
Chairman, Bi-Optic Ventures, Inc.

Dr. Terrance G. Owen is Independent Director at Eastwood Bio-Medical Canada, Inc., Chief Executive Officer, CFO, Director & CAO at OICco Acquisition I, Inc., Independent Director at Pacific Paradym Energy, Inc., Chief Executive Officer at Nanotech Systems, Inc., Independent Director at Pacific Arc Resources Ltd., Independent Director at Sonoma Resources, Inc., Chairman at Bi-Optic Ventures, Inc., and Chief Executive Officer & Director at Champion Pain Care Corp. He is on the Board of Directors at Eastwood Bio-Medical Canada, Inc., OICco Acquisition I, Inc., Pacific Paradym Energy, Inc., Pacific Arc Resources Ltd., Sonoma Resources, Inc., Champion Care Corp., and Champion Pain Care Corp.

Dr. Owen was previously employed as President, Chief Executive Officer & Director by Vanc Pharmaceuticals, Inc., President & Director by Helix BioPharma Corp., and President by Helix Biotech Corp.


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VANC Pharmaceuticals Receives NPNs from Health Canada for 4 Products
Nov 19 14
VANC Pharmaceuticals Inc. announced that it has received Natural Product Number (the “NPN”) approvals for: FerroHEME (heme-iron supplement), PEDIA-SAFE drops (multivitamin dietary supplement for infant and children), SennaLax (natural laxative) and T36 Ointment (disinfectant and corticosteroid). The NPN approvals allow Vanc to manufacture, market and sell all 4 products immediately. The Canadian market for these 4 products is estimated to be $90 million annually. Vanc plans to manufacture these products and start sales and marketing activities for them beginning in Q1-2015. FerroHEME-A natural, bio-identical and highly bio-available organic haemoglobin iron supplement. PEDIA-SAFE-Drops a liquid multivitamin dietary supplement scientifically formulated for infants and children to promote and ensure the optimal physiological growth and development. SennaLax -A stimulant laxative derived from Senna leaves for gentle, overnight relief of occasional constipation. T36 Ointment -An ointment for temporary relief of minor skin irritations, rashes, itching and redness due to eczema, insect bites, poison ivy, poison oak, poison sumac, contact dermatitis, seborrheic dermatitis, psoriasis.

Vanc Pharmaceuticals Inc. Receives Health Canada Approval for 22 Generic Molecules
Nov 18 14
Vanc Pharmaceuticals Inc. announced that it has received Notice of Compliance from Health Canada for 22 generic molecules. These 22 molecules will comprise of 51 dosage forms across various therapeutic categories; including both chronic (long term) therapy and acute (short term) therapy. The Notice of Compliance from Health Canada provides the authorization for Vanc to market and sell the generic molecules in Canada.

Vanc Pharmaceuticals Inc. Auditor Raises ‘Going Concern’ Doubt
Oct 28 14
Vanc Pharmaceuticals Inc. filed its Annual on Oct 28, 2014 for the period ending Jun 30, 2014. In this report its auditor, Meyers Norris Penny LLP – MNP LLP, gave an unqualified opinion expressing doubt that the company can continue as a going concern.

Billie Holiday

Brainy quotes:

If I’m going to sing like someone else, then I don’t need to sing at all.

I’m always making a comeback but nobody ever tells me where I’ve been.

I never had a chance to play with dolls like other kids. I started working when I was six years old.

Somebody once said we never know what is enough until we know what’s more than enough.

I never hurt nobody but myself and that’s nobody’s business but my own.

Excerpts from her Wikipedia page:

Holiday’s mother became a prostitute and, within a matter of days of arriving in New York, Holiday, who had not yet turned fourteen, also became a prostitute at $5 a client. On May 2, 1929, the house was raided, and Holiday and her mother were sent to prison. After spending some time in a workhouse, her mother was released in July, followed by Holiday in October, at the age of 14…

In November 1938 Holiday was asked to use the service elevator at the Lincoln Hotel, instead of the passenger elevator, because white patrons of the hotels complained. This may have been the last straw for her. She left the band shortly after. Holiday spoke about the incident weeks later, saying “I was never allowed to visit the bar or the dining room as did other members of the band … [and] I was made to leave and enter through the kitchen.”

In September 1946, Holiday began her only major film New Orleans. She starred opposite Louis Armstrong and Woody Herman. Plagued by racism and McCarthyism, producer Jules Levey and script writer Herbert Biberman were pressed to lessen Holiday’s and Armstrong’s roles to avoid the impression that black people created jazz. The attempts failed because in 1947 Biberman was listed as one of the Hollywood Ten and sent to jail…

Holiday’s drug addictions were a problem on the set. She earned more than a thousand dollars a week from club ventures but spent most on heroin. Her lover Joe Guy traveled to Hollywood while Holiday was filming and supplied her with drugs…

By 1947, Holiday was at her commercial peak, having made 250 000 dollars in the 3 previous years. Holiday came 2nd in the Down Beat poll for 1946 and 1947, her highest ranking in the poll. She came 5th on July 6, 1947 in Billboard’s annual college poll of “girl singers”. Jo Stafford came first. In 1946, Holiday won the Metronome Magazine popularity poll…

On May 16, 1947, she was arrested for possessing narcotics in her New York apartment…

On March 27, 1948, Holiday played Carnegie Hall to a sold-out crowd…

Holiday was arrested again on January 22, 1949, in her room at San Francisco’s Hotel Mark Twain…  Holiday’s New York City Cabaret Card was revoked because of her 1947 conviction, preventing her working anywhere that sold alcohol for the remaining 12 years of her life…

By the 1950s, Holiday’s drug abuse, drinking, and relationships with abusive men caused her health to deteriorate. She appeared on the ABC reality series The Comeback Story to discuss attempts to overcome her misfortunes. Her later recordings showed the effects of declining health on her voice, as it grew coarse and no longer projected its former vibrancy…

By early 1959 Holiday had cirrhosis of the liver. She stopped drinking on doctor’s orders, but soon relapsed…

On May 31, 1959, Holiday was taken to Metropolitan Hospital in New York with liver and heart disease. She was arrested for drug possession as she lay dying, and her hospital room was raided. Police guarded her room… On July 15, she received the last rites of the Roman Catholic Church, before dying two days later from pulmonary edema and heart failure caused by cirrhosis of the liver on July 17, 1959, at 3:10 am.

In her final years, she had been progressively swindled out of her earnings, and she died with $0.70 in the bank and $750 (a tabloid fee) on her person…

Gilbert Millstein of The New York Times… described her death in these same 1961-dated sleeve notes:

“Billie Holiday died in Metropolitan Hospital, New York, on Friday, July 17, 1959, in the bed in which she had been arrested for illegal possession of narcotics a little more than a month before, as she lay mortally ill; in the room from which a police guard had been removed – by court order – only a few hours before her death, which, like her life, was disorderly and pitiful. She had been strikingly beautiful, but she was wasted physically to a small, grotesque caricature of herself. The worms of every kind of excess – drugs were only one – had eaten her. The likelihood exists that among the last thoughts of this cynical, sentimental, profane, generous and greatly talented woman of 44 was the belief that she was to be arraigned the following morning. She would have been, eventually, although possibly not that quickly. In any case, she removed herself finally from the jurisdiction of any court here below.”