Daily I deal with chronic back, leg and neck pain, which started in 1988. I served in the United States Air Force for 23 years before being medically retired due to the pain, as a Lieutenant Colonel. My specialty in the service was “Problem Solver/Go-To Person for Unsolvable Problems.” I have been a member and facilitator for the American Chronic Pain Association (ACPA) for over 20 years. I currently facilitate 2 “face-to-face” and 1 telephonic self-help chronic pain groups. I am frequently sought after for assistance with newspaper articles, interviews and conferences dealing with the patient aspect of dealing with chronic pain.