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“Patient As Provider” – Barry Smith Symposium . . .

I was fortunate enough to be asked to be a speaker and panelist in the Barry Smith Symposium at Queen’s University a few weeks ago. It was an amazing experience. This is the second annual symposium, named about one of … Continue reading

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Hashtag #wearenotwaiting . . .

Saw this hashtag maybe a month ago and was elated. It was being used by patients like me. Although I did not see this as giving me permission to advocate at a new level, I certainly felt good to know … Continue reading

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Approaching the Next Stage: Living with Kidney Failure and Dialysis . . .

Right now I’m at home on my dialysis machine. This is pretty typical for me, as I have done home hemodialysis for the last few years, but . . . this may be my last time on this particular machine. … Continue reading

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Finding my “Notebook” . . .

A few days ago I found a lined notebook that my ex had brought to the hospital after I’d had my cardiac arrest. This notebook was in a black zippered portfolio between a stack of medical papers. Sheets with medical … Continue reading

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THREE Years since Cardiac Arrest!!

Haven’t vlogged in a while and why not vlog to commemorate 2 years since my near-fatal cardiac arrest. I am very lucky to be alive. And each day I try to remember that. I am here for a reason so … Continue reading

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ACCOUNTABILITY: Report Card #2

I last gave myself a report card in May of 2013. I thought it would be fitting to give myself another one now . . . End of first year of blogging. Almost beginning of 2014. My goal is to write … Continue reading

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