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Arrival of the Glam Christmas Turkey . . .

Hello!! (Yes, I know it’s been a little while.) I’ve had some challenges this summer that narrowed my focus away from blogging. I gave myself some time to get sorted . . . and now I am back. Two things … 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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Open Letter to my Diseases . . .

Dear Kidney Disease, Heart Disease, Hypertension, Anemia and friends . . . We’re cool, ultimately. Not because I am happy to live with you all but because I had to make peace with you, since we met (in my teenage … Continue reading

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What is PsychoNephrology? Interview with Kidney MD . . .

Had the opportunity to meet a kidney doctor, named Dr. Gavril Hercz. He is a staff nephrologist at Humber River Hospital. An Associate Professor at the University of Toronto. And a member of the Canadian Psychoanalytic Society. He’s part of a … Continue reading

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4 Year Cardiac Arrest Anniversary . . .

Yesterday was the four year anniversary of my near fatal cardiac arrest. I took a day to reflect on all the good that’s happened since then. I reached out to friends and family who were there for me during that … 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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