Tag Archives: thankful

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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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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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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Sharing for a CAUSE . . .

Very honoured to be asked to be the local spokesperson for the Heart and Stroke Foundation  – in Heart Month. This Heart Month the emphasis is on RESEARCH.  Of course I had to support them. My quality of life is … Continue reading

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Dropping the “RACE” analogy . . .

Living with chronic illness, there is definitely a range of “days” that you live with. At its worst are the days where you’re in a coma – that’s a bad one. Or experiencing excruciating pain  . . . or riding … Continue reading

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