Save your sanity, time & money!

You need to know how to meet your medical and/or mental health needs NOW. You're struggling to survive moment by moment. And you need your dignity.


You're rushing to appointments (the ones you remembered) and/or wondering which treatment to use. Meanwhile, your costs are rising, your needs are changing and you hardly know how to make sense of what to do first, second and later. What about the emotions boiling inside you? How can you calm down with all that's going on?

A former medical coder and medical writer, I've been in your position. I survived a life-threatening emergency with information only a person with my professional experience would know: How to find medical innovators, medical experts and charitable organizations willing to pay part or all of an applicant's specific medical costs, who has software to simplify medical appointment scheduling, a sensible list of items to pack for hospital stays, and more.

I knew that I'd pulled through because of my ability to connect with resources I needed. I knew that most patients lack that knowledge. I decided to provide it, to minimize your suffering.

I believe in empowering terrified, confused and unhappy people with dire diagnoses. I believe that patients should not suffer insults to their dignity in medical settings. I provide information that can help you to manage your problems better, maybe to end them, in the book.

Calm down. Organize your life better. You just might get your grin back.

Tuesday, November 6, 2007

Save a Life with ICE

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Several newspapers around the globe have been publicizing the life-saving technique called ICE. ICE stands for In Case of Emergency. If you haven't read about it, here's a quick recap about ICE:

The idea is to use the thousands upon thousands of cell phones that people around the world tend to carry throughout the day. In the event that medical personnel or anyone else finds someone (including you) in serious need of medical help but unable to help themselves, it would be a good idea for them to know how to contact people important to the ill person. The medical staff/first responders would know whom to contact and how to call them.

Cellphone/mobile phone users tend to store names and phone numbers in the memory banks of their device(s). But it's meaningless information to most observers. The ICE campaign asks us to designate the names and contact information that should be used for emergencies.

Simply store the number of a contact person or persons who should be informed about your situation during emergency under the name "ICE" ( In Case Of Emergency). List more than one contact name by entering each individual as ICE1, ICE2 and ICE3, etc.

In an emergency situation, First Responders/Emergency Services and other medical personnel would be able to quickly contact the right person/people by dialing the number(s) you designated in your cell/mobile phone as "ICE."

Save a Life (maybe your own) with ICE. It can speak for you when you are incapacitated.

There are other life-saving ideas and tools in my book. Read It's MY Crisis! And I'll Cry if I Need To. See what Life Coach and syndicated columnist Ben Goldfarb wrote about me, my blog and my book in the previous post to this blog. Just click on the comments icon ;^ )

Ben Goldfarb
Syndicated Columnist, UPI
Founder and Director, Paradigm Shift Communications

We connected with each other because I'm a big fan of Ben's columns and his You-Can-Do-It take on life.

UPDATE: Remember to tune in to Internet radio www.ouradio.org/ when I speak at 7:30 Eastern Standard Time tonight.


UPDATE TO MY UPDATE: I apologize to you. I misunderstood about tonight's recording session. It will be broadcast in several days, not tonight. The fun news is that we did the show in one take. Rick Magder asked such terrific questions in such a pleasant manner. Let us know what you think of the show after you hear it a few days from now at www.ouradio.org/

To your good health,

Yocheved Golani

Coping with a Medical Crisis?
Make the Changes You Need in Your Life.


2 comments:

Ben Goldfarb said...

Yocheved is a brave soul who is paving the way for others to recovery from illness. Her story is a living reframe. She is teaching all of of to find the spiritual in every aspect of our life. Keep up the good work Yocheved!! Ben

Ben Goldfarb said...

Yocheved is a brave soul who is paving the way for others to recovery from illness. Her story is a living reframe. She is teaching all of of to find the spiritual in every aspect of our life. Keep up the good work Yocheved!! Ben