Welcome to my blog, “There Is Always Hope”
My name is Pamela Jessen, and I live in Langford, just outside of Victoria, BC Canada. I am happily married to my amazing husband Ray, we are proud parents of 2 grown kids and Grammi and Grumpa to three wonderful grandsons. I am formerly employed as an Administrative Specialist and am a Certified Event Planner. With my career behind me and now being on Long Term Disability, I am a blogger who writes about Chronic Pain, Chronic Fatigue and Invisible Illness. I am currently a Moderator for a blogging group on Facebook called Sharing Inspiring Promoting Bloggers. I am also a contributing writer for The Unchargeables and PainResource.com and have several pieces published at The Mighty.
In addition to blogging, I am an active volunteer with the Patient Voices Network, an organization in British Columbia that gives ordinary people the ability to have a say in how healthcare is delivered in our province. My past volunteer experience includes helping organize the PVN Quality Forum 2017 in BC and judging the PVN Quality Awards in 2016 and 2018. I recently completed my role as the Co-Chair of the PVN Oversight & Advisory Committee. Outside of PVN, I have also done volunteer work for Island Health as a Patient Advisor. I was on the Advisory Committee for Opioid Guidelines in Canada and recently gave my time to the Downtown Victoria Business Association’s Busker Festival.
Currently, I sit on the Clinical Resource Committee for the BC Emergency Physicians Network, the Laboratory Quality Council, which oversees all of the Labs on Vancouver Island as well as all of the Medical Blood Collection Sites, and I’ve just accepted a committee position with the Measurement System for Physician Quality Improvement- Surgical Group. I also remain on the Oversight & Advisory Committee as a member.
I love to craft and create, play on the computer, write short stories and poetry and I enjoy reading True Crime and Biographies. Despite my daily pain, I am living a blessed life.
Thanks for stopping by…it’s good to have you here!
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