And the answer is a melange of “yes” and “no’!
For the yes’s it is indeed again one of those help attempts to the millions that exist. And ‘no’ cause this is the first time I am setting up one, and can vehemently say that it’s with a passion.
So what is this all about? Is it a self-help forum? Is it a medico repository? or is it a rant dashboard?
If you ask me, it’s none of the above and yet much more than the above. It’s about all those ailments that have the ‘purple’ tag. In case you do not know, purple is the color for chronic pain and this portal is an attempt to talk about all those ailments which in India are still attributed to psycho-somatic disorders.
Chronic pain is pain (an unpleasant sense of discomfort) that persists or progresses over a long period of time. In contrast to acute pain that arises suddenly in response to a specific injury and is usually treatable, chronic pain persists over time and is often resistant to medical treatments. Also, it might be an onset of diseases like Fibromyalgia, Pins and Needles, Spine degeneration and the like which are still at nascent stages in India.
Though specialized doctors exist in India, they are rare and the therapists for such diseases are rarer.
Being a sufferer of more than one such disease this is my attempt to bring into the Indian sub-continent the awareness and information about all such diseases. Am joining hands with the doctors, researchers I know to post here all information about such diseases.
The aim is not only to empower but also to help discover where in India help is available which might go a long way to aid people like me, who have struggled against odds often to find that one perfect doctor or physiotherapist.
Thus, I invite you to sign up for Purple Pact and contribute to the growing knowledge repository and take the first steps towards building an aware community.