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The Lived-Experience Expert Title. . .

I consider myself a lived-experience medical expert. From my perspective everyone who’s experienced challenges in their health (who lived to tell) qualifies as a lived-experience expert. My experience with Chronic Kidney Disease and Heart Failure has given me a lot … Continue reading

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Trusting my STORY (and life purpose) . . .

My professional goal is to share my messages – all derived from my life with kidney failure and cardiac failure. I believe that my second chance at life – to survive the cardiac arrest in 2011 – was the definitive … Continue reading

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Three PURPOSEFUL Acts of Kindness . . .

As a writer I hate to use cliches but I know these expressions become cliches for a reason. (My title plays on the “random acts of kindness” cliche). Right now I am reminded of “it’s darkest before the dawn”. In … Continue reading

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Admitting I am SCARED . . .

Writing today about something that is difficult. It is difficult for me to talk about my fears. I am used to putting up a strong front and just saying, “I’m fine”. In this post, I have to admit, that I … Continue reading

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Bring Life IN . . .

A few months ago I learned about a life scan exercise where you look at different aspects of your life and rate these areas – with an aim on improving your life. Here is the original post from my blog … Continue reading

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The “Get-Away” Plan . . .

Now that I know my call is coming I have to be prepared. It’s pretty surreal to think one day (hopefully soon) my phone will ring and it will be Toronto with a new kidney for me. Needless to say, … Continue reading

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