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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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Opening a NEW CHAPTER . . .

In the past I’ve made videos for this blog but they were pretty rehearsed – not off-the-cuff. Now I am trying something new . . . in preparation for a new blog/vlog that I am developing. Doing something more candid. … Continue reading

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Leaving you in the DARK . . .

Not sure why it’s so hard for me to share the darkest moments of my story? As I write or speak, I think of it as a tour I take you on . . . and for some reason in … Continue reading

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Moved to Tears by MEDIA LOVE . . .

It’s not often that a person has to eat his or her words. (I hope I got that expression right? I am famous for getting expressions wrong.) In the past I have said that the media doesn’t have much love … Continue reading

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Proud to be part of it . . .

Received a link to download a copy of the Queen’s University, Department of Medicine Annual Report for 2013. I was so proud to see my nephrologists (kidney docs) featured, especially Dr. Ross Morton and Dr. Karen Yates. To see other … Continue reading

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