PAIN: An Owner's Manual

Intimate Conversations About Pain

by Georgia Huston

If you hurt, read this book!

A young pain victim's inspirational and informative conversations with a variety of pain sufferers and specialists. They share their experiences with pain, their coping strategies, and what works for them in getting through the day.

Astonishingly frank conversations range from marijuana use to childbirth to suicide. A must-read for all doctors, who will get an earful from the other side of the examination room. They offer honest revelations about living with pain caused by Fibromyalgia, Chronic Regional Pain Syndrome, Irritable Bowel Syndrome, Arthritis, Postural Orthostatic Tachycardia Syndrome, Migraines, Ankylosing Spondylitis, Thoracic Outlet Syndrome, Arnold Chiari Malformation, Cerebral Palsy, and

Different therapies and coping strategies work for different people, ranging from video games to noise canceling headphones to working out, watching TV, Botox injections, or performing standup comedy. For some, it's creating art, for others it's riding horses, or petting their dog.

There are realistic discussions of therapies such as biofeedback, Iyengar yoga, and hypnotherapy. And candid revelations about drugs -- from pot to brand name prescription narcotics -- and tales of addictions, young and old. Horror stories turn into hopeful tales of personal heroism, perseverance, family unity, and caring.

Doctors should read this at their own risk

About the author:
Georgia Huston is a long term sufferer of chronic pain and works to help others who suffer in pain.

Currently, she attends the University of Southen California, where she is working toward a Masters in Social Work and has an internship counseling middle school students.

Georgia is a Magna Cum Laude graduate of St. Edward's University in Austin, Texas, where she was a psychology major with a minor in art.

In Austin, she counseled at-risk children and youths for the state of Texas, and she occasionally helped seniors and the mentally challenged with art projects.

Georgia continues to work as a volunteer for Whole Child L.A., where she designed a private social networking site for kids suffering with chronic pain.

As the founder and Executive Director of the Teen Pain Help Foundation ( she co>ntinues her outreach, spreading the word about children and young people who are suffering from chronic pain, offering them useful information and hope. Privately, she counsels young people suffering with chronic pain when possible.

Georgia continues to do public speaking, media interviews, and websites on the subject. She occasionally displays her artwork from this difficult period in her life. And, she continues to write about pain.

She is also the author of Vienna's Waiting,
a retelling of her journey through chronic pain to healing and helping others.