Founded a self-help group (chronical pancreatitis).
Blood transfusions
I think the fact that my primary care physician was proactive saved my life!
Have a morphine pump implanted (anno 2015 the 5th pump).
I loved teaching, but I lacked the energy required, so it was for the best that I retired.
Participated in a national television program about chronic pain.
Tai Chi has been a helpful exercise. It is low impact exercise, so I can keep up.