Save your sanity, time & money!


The Global Resources section of the EMPOWER Yourself to Cope with a Medical Challenge book clues readers in to solutions they could not have imagined.

Learn how to cut your medical costs,
ORGANIZE appointments & paperwork,
keep track of your medications, pack for hospital stays,
join clinical trials, manage rude relatives, doctors &
more.

Need lo-cost or free care, medication, air travel, or other necessities for patients of any age? EMPOWER Yourself is PACKED with information that patients plus loved ones need to know!

Wednesday, October 31, 2007

Stocking Stuffer Alert! Hanuka Happiness and Cuddly Kwanzaa Holiday Season Gift Ideas

19 Cheshvan



Buy copies of It's MY Crisis! And I'll Cry if I Need To for the gift-giving Holiday season. It's a great way to say "I love you." And it's a terrific way to be good to yourself.


Places of worship can sell It's MY Crisis! And I'll Cry if I Need To in their gift shops and at special events.

Kwanzaa, Xmas and Hanuka celebrants can benefit from this book. Have a holiday? Read my book and find out how to cope with many emotions: joy, sadness, stress, rising and falling moods.





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Exhaustion, both physical and mental/emotional, is part of the growth process. When you learned how to ride a scooter or bicycle, how to master calculus or how to win somebody's heart, you sometimes felt pretty drained in the process. Think of inner growth as learning how to shed a former inability and how to attain a new skill or ability.

Comfort comes with the sense of satisfaction you feel when you consider, then realize, what you've achieved.


Why is the inner growth process so tiring? My hunch is that it prevents us from wasting energy on unrealistic or unrewarding goals. Think about it. Remember when you spent way too much time and effort trying to accomplish something, then realized (perhaps too late, perhaps in the nick of time) that you were wasting your energy on the project? It was a valuable life lesson. It pays off because it prevents you from making the same mistake again. Now you're blessed with focus, not derailed by blind ambition. Nor are you playing computer games as time flies by during your health crisis.

Realizing that your medical or emotional crisis is tiring you is not a reason for despair. You can make it into a cause for celebration that will recharge your batteries. You're making progress, doing your work to improve your physical and/or emotional state. That need to nap or to kick up your heels is proof positive that you're heading forward. Be sure, though, that the people who love and respect you agree that you're moving in a good direction. A group consensus is likely to be correct. It's neutral, unaffected by your personal prejudices (which might be misleading your objective assessment effort about the situation).

Truth is the light with which you find your way out of darkness. Turn it on.

– Rebbe Nachman of Breslav



To your emotional and physical relief,a happy and healthy holiday season to one and all,

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

Tuesday, October 30, 2007

What Can You Do About FEELING Like You’re FALLING APART?

18 Cheshvan 5768

Gosh it is NORMAL to feel that you're falling apart over a medical crisis. Still, you want to minimize your pain. I hope I can help you with that.

Well, the first thing you can do is to know that you joined a BIG club around the world. Lots of people believe they're "losing it" during a medical crisis. They're not, really. They're simply dealing with a new reality and finding their way through it, one clumsy step at a time. The world just does not have a One-Size-Fits-All coping method. You seek what you need until you find something that helps you to go forward.

Your condition or that of the person you're trying to help is accented by medical realities: changes in brain power, muscle power, self-confidence, medical equipment that seems to tie you up in knots, you name it! The stress goes right for your sense of discouragement, increasing your emotional and physical pain.

"Patience? Confidence? The future? What's that?" you sadly wonder.
Here are some suggestions foreating Back the Blues 1-2-3:
1. Consider working with an Occupational Therapist and/or a Speech Therapist who might be able to recharge your brain, heart and soul with appropriate therapy. Stroke patients often lose word recall, sometimes the ability to speak. They often recover with OT and PT. Think of TV reporter Bob Woodruff and the milestones he's reaching. And if something other than brain power affects you, an OT and PT still might do wonders for your sense of happiness and self-confidence.

2. Coax your relative/friend/self to keep doing whatever is familiar: listening to favorite songs, doing chores you're good at, eating food you enjoy, pursuing hobbies (even new ones) if you/she/he can take the physical strain, stuff like that. Those are confidence-boosters. They'll possibly ignite pleasant memories or create a few.

Here's another take on the confidence-building idea: Your body and your heart need lots of relaxation. Read some books you've been meaning to get to. Give yourself a foot-rub and take a nice bubble bath or just let the shower steam open your pores. Pamper yourself. Relax again and again. And keep telling yourself "I'm healing. In my own good time, I'm healing..."

UPDATE: Actually, you and your body might need a nap. See http://www.baltimoresun.com/news/health/bal-to.hs.nap01nov01,0,4946284.story

Let your body heal as best it can. A little doctor intervention might be necessary. But a lot of wholesome care for your state of mind can go a long, long way before, during and after the doctor visit.

3. Here's one more idea, simple and colorful, too (and it's terrific for children, too)! Find a large glass jar. Maybe one of those giant pickle jars with a wide mouth. Every time you reach a goal or experience anything at all that fills you with a positive point of view, drop a colored marble into the glass jar. Over time, your collection will grow. It might become big enough to fill the bottom of a fish bowl or an aquarium...


Humor your inner child or one who's already part of your life. Put your marble collection to even more good use and watch the light shine in someone else's eyes. The glimmering fish will cheer up your surroundings (maybe your thoughts, too).

Do you know what's happening? You're keeping your act together so much you're going to inspire the people around you. After all, everybody likes someone with all their marbles!


Now lift your heart a little more so your attitude can go Dancing Through Life. Click on this link, a sort of booster shot for the tough days ahead... http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=otTLcWYA0ME

To your good health and peace of mind,

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



Monday, October 29, 2007

November is American Diabetes Month

17 Cheshvan 5768

Rates of people with diabetes are climbing worldwide, especially in Western societies. Here are some basic facts you need to know. Change your habits and protect your health (under medical supervision) accordingly.

TYPE 1 DIABETES
A combination of genetic and environmental factors, this is an autoimmune disease. A person's own immune cells destroy the insulin-producing beta cells of the pancreas, a horn-shaped organ near the stomach.

TYPE 2 DIABETES
A combination of genetic and environmental factors, this is the most common form of diabetes. Obesity, insufficient physical activity and/or a family history of the disease are risk factors. Once rare in children, Type 2 diabetes rates are growing. This can lead to complications such as heart disease.

The American Diabetes Association wants you to know that diabetes and heart disease are linked. People with diabetes are at high risk for a heart attack or a ...

Find out the details at www.diabetes.org/communityprograms-and-localevents/americandiabetesmonth.jsp

As I've written before, I do have a bit of a journalism career. Contact me for my book review of a marvelous new cookbook for diabetics. It offers variations so you can keep meals interesting, appealing and very presentable. Just click http://giveretgolani@gmail.com and ask me for the "Enlitened" cookbook review.




Contact me, at http://giveretgolani@gmail.com, about whatever you want to know about in the wide world of healing arts.

My connections in the medical world are dynamic. They can be quite helpful, as readers of my blog indicate on previous posts. One of my contacts is also a source of medical practioner and medical treatment information for the MAYO CLINIC. If you need to learn about some new form of effective therapy, or about the world's best expert on some specific medical issue, I can seek out the information for you very quickly.

UPDATE: Fast Facts - About 154,000 people below age 20 have diabetes in the United States.

- According to data reported by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention in 2006, one in 523 people under age 20 has diabetes. About 79 percent of them are aged 10 to 19 years.

- Types 1 and 2 Diabetes rates are soaring in the USA and elsewhere. Lack of sufficient exercise and too much snack foods are part of the blame. The National Diabetes Education Program (NDEP) offers tip sheets and an online quiz for teens, to help them to manage their disease and to reduce their risks for complications.

NDEP's new "Tips for Teens with Diabetes" encourages teenagers to manage their disease for a long, healthy life. Topics such as "What is Diabetes?, Be Active, Make Healthy Food Choices, Stay at a Healthy Weight, and Dealing with the Ups and Downs of Diabetes" are among many other tips.

NDEP’s tip sheet for addressing teens at risk for Type 2 diabetes is called "Lower Your Risk for Type 2 Diabetes."

An interactive online quiz for teens with diabetes (based on information found in the tip sheets) uses a question-and-answer format, with direct links to the new series of tip sheets. All of it is available at no charge from the NDEP. These resources support children with diabetes and their families to ensure their health and well-being now and into adulthoodThe new tools also support the 2007 World Diabetes Day campaign theme "Diabetes in Children and Adolescents." It’s for raising awareness of the rising rates for type 1 and type 2 diabetes among youngsters around the world.

For more information about NDEP's free resources for children and teens, visit http://www.yourdiabetesinfo.org/ or call 1-888-693-NDEP (6337). NDEP is jointly sponsored by the National Institutes of Health and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.World Diabetes Day, November 14, is sponsored by the International Diabetes Federation.

NDEP chair-elect Francine Kaufman, M.D., head of the Center for Diabetes, Endocrinology and Metabolism for the Childrens Hospital of Los Angeles, is chair of the Youth Section for World Diabetes Day. Listen to an NIH Radio interview with Dr. Kaufman about diabetes in youth and World Diabetes Day at http://www.nih.gov/news/radio/nihpodcast.htm

For information about National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases (NIDDK) and its programs, see http://www.niddk.nih.gov/


To your good health, Yocheved



Sudden Infant Death Syndrome: Prevent Crib Death (Cot Death for UKers)

16 Cheshvan 5768

Do Everything You Can to Prevent Crib Death!

It's MY Crisis and I'll Cry if I Need To addresses medical situations for every age. This blog, however, usually addresses more adult issues. Today we take a serious direction change to focus on a mysterious and terribly sad reality: Crib Death as it's known in North America, or Cot Death as it's known in the UK. The medical world calls it Sudden Infant Death Syndrome, SIDS for short.

It is when babies suddenly die without warning or previous illness. Caregivers find them lifeless in their strollers, cribs and cots. The nightmare is raw and deep. No warning cries from the beloved baby, no symptoms at all that anything bothered them. All that's left are undeserved feelings of guilt and an unending sadness.

A newish discovery might have the answers to solving the mystery and for preventing future infant deaths. It can help grieving people to absolve themselves of a crime they've never committed.

The source of the problem might be the baby's bedding! A combination of chemicals and fungus combine in a lethal mix of unseen, unsmelt gases that many people have not learned about. Unaware of the danger, many loving parents, grandparents, and other caregivers have placed children upon bedding that just might be killing them.

Read the compelling evidence about how to prevent these deaths at

http://www.preventcribdeath.com/

http://www.stopsidsnow.com/FactsAboutCribDeathSIDS.html

http://www.time.com/time/magazine/article/0,9171,988842,00.html

and at www.healthychild.com/cribdeathcause.htm

Seek out safe, all-natural fiber infant bedding or safe protective covers for problematic mattresses.

Here are some possible outlets for your purchase:

www.eves-best.com/babesafe-mattress-covers.htm

www.mercola.com/2000/nov/26/sids_prevention.htm

www.babysake.com/

www.babyuniverse.co.nz/site/page=brandsearch/manufacturer=Babesafe

www.pharmacy2u.co.uk/details.asp?productid=BASMCP



To your happiness,

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


Thursday, October 25, 2007

Fire Safety and an Update about the Completed Walk around the World for Brain Tumour Awareness

13 Cheshvan 5768

The Walk Around the World for Brain Tumor Awareness is over. Read about some of the heroes and heroines of the trek:

BRAIN TUMOUR SUPPORTERS WALK THE EQUIVALENT OF MORE THAN TWICE AROUND THE WORLD

tp://virtualtrials.com/news3.cfm?item=4018

The world is waking up to some gritty realities for brain tumor patients and survivors of the surgeries. I hope this message soothes readers who are struggling with loved ones and friends who just don't "get it" about the struggles to cope with Meningiomas, Glioblastomas, Acoustic Neuromas plus other types of brain tumors.

Trying to understand what treatments such as Chemotherapy, Gamma Knife, Brain Surgery, Radiation and their after-effects are all about just adds to the fear of having the tumor in the first place. The good news is that compassionate people are working to improve the whole situation. On many levels.

If you want to become part of the Brain Tumor Awareness effort, click on http://virtualtrials.com/news3.cfm?item=4020
BRAIN TUMOUR AWARENESS WEEK A SUCCESS – CALL FOR ASSISTANCE TO THOSE IN DEVELOPING COUNTRIES

~**~**~**~

My prayers for the people in California join yours . May they be blessed to have strength to recover from the horror burning their homes and state.

I've added this update about FIRE SAFETY to my blog as a timely lesson. Everyone needs to know its message.

Do you know the SAFE way to handle a flaming pot or pan on the stove top?

Here's a Life-Saving tip about putting out grease fires: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sZGzbd0IvUE

Important Points:

NEVER toss water onto a grease fire. Water is heavier than cooking oil. Water sinks to the bottom where it instantly becomes superheated. The explosive force of the steam blows the burning oil up and out. On the open field it becomes a fireball resembling a nuclear blast. Inside a kitchen the fireball would hit the ceiling, filling the entire room.

And NEVER throw sugar or flour on grease fires! The explosive force kills and maims its victims.

May all your meals be as pleasant as this spread:







To your good health and peace of mind,

Yojeved Golani
Coping with a Medical Crisis?
Make the Changes You Need in Your Life.
http://itsmycrisisandillcryifineedto.blogspot.com/

Wednesday, October 24, 2007

Taking the Fear out of Scary Medical Tests

12 Cheshvan 5768

It's hard enough to know that you or a loved one are facing a medical crisis. Suffering through medical test after medical test just adds to the misery. The machines look BIG, spooky and confusing. Some of them hurt! You start wondering if anyone cares that all that stuff scares you out of your wits! If you're like me, you've asked out loud "Why doesn't somebody invent something easier for patients to use?" You wish for something that is nicer to touch, nice to look at and nicer to feel as your medical team tries to find out how you're doing.

The good news is that some doctors realize how frightened we are of gadgets that whirr, blink, creak, draw, squish your tender parts, and go beep-beeeeeep-beep. They're patiently explaining the mysteries of their machines to people who need them for diagnostic and healing purposes. Share this message with your medical practitioners if you wish. It definitely won't hurt to try!

Protect Yourself from the Unexpected

The Washington Post newspaper recently updated its readers about a marvelous, patient-friendly way to decide if some medical tests are or are not in your best interests. See http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2007/10/19/AR2007101902620_pf.html

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Remove even more fear from your medical situation. Buy It's MY Crisis! And I'll Cry if I Need To. Click on http://www.booklocker.com/books/3067.html

Order it in book stores if it's not on the shelves. It's MY Crisis! and I'll Cry if I Need To can be shipped worldwide.

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Sending you healing thoughts,

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


Tuesday, October 23, 2007

Breaking Medical News!

11 Cheshvan

Before I became an author and Self-Help Coach, even before the life-saving surgery referenced in my book It's MY Crisis! And I'll Cry if I Need To, I was a journalist. My specialty was reporting medical news, an outgrowth of my former career in Health Information Management.

On July 25 2007 (just before the publication of my book) I posted something to this blog. Due to reader disbelief, I then regretted it. Now I regret having pulled the item off the blog. Why? Because the news is getting around the world by word of mouth, E-mail and more. Here is the information I now gladly share with you:



July 25, 10 Av 5767

Today I added new information (that may just rock the world of medicine) to the Resources section in It's MY Crisis!.

AN ISRAELI SCIENTIST MAY WELL HAVE DISCOVERED THE CURE AND PREVENTATIVE FOR AIDS!

That's not all he discovered. When the full implications of this innovation in the medical world are understood, it will change the face of life worldwide. Avian Flu, Herpes, Legionnaire's Disease, as well as other virus-based illnesses, may soon be things of the past.



Publisher and editors of news sites, magazines and other media, contact me immediately to seal a feature story deal. I can write an article about the topic to knock your sox off! I'm well acquainted with the scientist addressed below. Mediabistro, this is a BIG story for you!

Readers of my blog who need to cope with serious illnesses, stay tuned for more breaking news.

Buy It's MY Crisis! And I'll Cry if I Need To. Click on http://www.booklocker.com/books/3067.html

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To your good health, Yojeved

Monday, October 22, 2007

Do You Need a Hug?

10 Cheshvan 5768




Facing a medical crisis is frightening. You wonder who will be a good friend to you. Who will help? Will you be cured? How can anybody stop the pain you're in? Can you find anything to smile about? Will you make it to the happy events you want to attend in the future?

So many questions and nobody to give you guaranteed answers. The answers you so much want and need to hear. You sigh, or cry, maybe show a temper to somebody trying to help you. You so much want a wonderful friend to be with you. Someone who never runs out of patience. Someone who can make you smile again. Someone to embrace you like the elephants kissing each other above.

I can't hold your hand or give you a hug, but I can suggest that you read my It's MY Crisis! And I'll Cry if I Need To. It's all about compassion: how to forgive yourself and others, how to face the pain, the questions, and the fear. It can teach you how to become emotionally stronger.

You'll giggle at some of the humorous thoughts in the book. You'll try the ideas that excite you, and best of all, you just might find solutions you need in the RESOURCES section.

Let my book be a friend to you. Read the parts you enjoy again and again. Look at the front and back covers and see all the hands reaching for yours. The opening words of It's MY Crisis! acknowledge your agony. Cry when you need to. Find the License to Cry in the first few pages.

Buy It's MY Crisis! And I'll Cry if I Need To for yourself or a loved one. Let it be there for you when you need that special friend. Just click on http://www.booklocker.com/books/3067.html



Back on October 8th, I posted news about the phenomenal Breast Chek Kit. Today I received the following message and I'm sharing it with you:

Dear Yocheved, I really would appreciate if you would put this questionnaire on your blog It will assist me in finding out more about people's awareness of the urgency to look after their health generally.

Kind regards,
Prof. Celene Bernstein

October is International Breast Cancer Awareness month. Because breast cancer is such a prevalent disease worldwide, I am collating information to assist with early detection of breast tissue changes. Please spend a few minutes completing the following questions. That will greatly assist my colleagues and I in this endeavour. Your responses will be dealt with confidence.

To access the questionnaire, please click here:
https://www.surveymonkey.com/s.aspx?sm=cQRuDRuplVaokV75OaW2Jw_3d_3d

Thank you very much in advance for your help.

Sunday, October 21, 2007

Breaking Medical News in the Middle East. Good Medical News!

9 Cheshvan 5768


Want to get your brain in gear? Put it in peak condition? Read on:

Sip Some Green Tea, Repair Brain Cells http://www.israelnationalnews.com/News/News.aspx/123968



Here’s more good news, especially for people with Multiple Sclerosis:

Israeli Scientists En Route to Personalized MS Medicine http://www.israelnationalnews.com/News/News.aspx/123974


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According to an October 2007 Zogby Poll on MSN: Most Americans pay attention to health study results

Here’s a snippet about relevant findings:

“The vast majority of Americans - especially older adults - say they are paying attention to the results of health studies, a new MSN-Zogby poll shows. Overall, 21% say they pay a great deal of attention to the results of health studies, while 62% pay some attention and 16% pay little attention - just 2% say they pay no attention at all.”

http://www.zogby.com/news/ReadNews.dbm?ID=1374

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You paid attention to my updates about Green Tea and improving treatments for Multiple Sclerosis. People facing serious medical situations are paying attention to It's MY Crisis! And I'll Cry if I Need To. They find information for dealing with their shock, for calming their fears and for coping with medical issues in the best possible way. It's like leaning on a good friend who doesn't run out of patience for you.

The information in It's MY Crisis! is easy to understand. The RESOURCES section of my book guides you to:

• free and price-reduced medication and medical appliances
• assistance with transportation to medical appointments
• cutting-edge medical practitioners and techniques
• and more helpful information.

It's MY Crisis! And I'll Cry if I Need To is simple and to the point. The book explains big ideas in down-to-earth ways. My book can make you smile, feel hopeful and show you how to find solutions you need. Buy It's MY Crisis! And I'll Cry if I Need To. Click on http://www.booklocker.com/books/3067.html

It's MY Crisis! and I'll Cry if I Need To can be shipped worldwide. Specialty editions are available for large organizations.

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Read It's MY Crisis! And I'll Cry if I Need To. Find out why readers in Canada, Colombia, Prague, South Africa, England, Spain, USA and elsewhere are telling their friends and family to get a copy, too.

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



Thursday, October 18, 2007

For Oprah and Other People Whose Thyroid Problems Gotcha Down

6 Cheshvan

America's Queen of Television told the world that her thyroid got her up, down and messed around. That problem is not as rare as you'd think. Lots of people experience thyroid problems. The good news is that they can often be remedied prettily easily. How easily? Look in your kitchen cupboards!

If the problem is hypothyroidism (when the thyroid doesn't work hard enough), these foods can be a big help for boosting that sluggish thyroid and your body to healthy levels:



* Seaweed (minus the tiny seahorses that might be stuck on it). It's rich in iodine.

* Genuine sea salt (the gray, gritty stuff you sprinkle by hand, not the pretty white salt that easily flows through shakers) for more iodine and other nutritional treats for your body.

* Turmeric (a pretty reddish-golden colored spice that tastes good on just about anything from soup to salads) to tame your thyroid into better behavior.

You can find those items in almost any health food store.



If the problem is hyperthyroidism - when the thyroid overworks – then consider adding these things to your meals:

Foods rich in

* B vitamins (bananas, beans, seeds, nuts, fish, meat, dark green vegetables)

* C vitamins (red berries, citrus fruits, red bell peppers and other produce rich in Vitamin C)



Ask a nutritionist for advice about enzyme supplements to help keep things running smoothly. And by all means, have a board-certified doctor check you out for any and all thyroid issues. Some medications are major helpers when food is not the only answer.

You can get more information about thyroids and how to make them work better very easily in my book. Buy It's MY Crisis! And I'll Cry if I Need To. Click on http://www.booklocker.com/books/3067.html

Order it in book stores if it's not on the shelves. It's MY Crisis! and I'll Cry if I Need To can be shipped worldwide.

Specialty editions are available for large organizations.

Booksellers save money on large orders at secure.booklocker.com:443/booklocker/wholesale/order.php


To your good health,

Yojeved Golani
Coping with a Medical Crisis?
Make the Changes You Need in Your Life.
http://itsmycrisisandillcryifineedto.blogspot.com/


Wednesday, October 17, 2007

Does Your Doctor Need to Wash His/Her Hands?

5 Cheshvan 5768

You're already concerned about hospital stays and many doctor appointments. You and/or your loved one are already worried about a medical condition. But here's something else you need to consider: your doctor can make you sicker. So can the operating room.

The good news is that are solutions to the potential problem. Read on for an eye-opening education about the medical world.



The Committee to Reduce Infection Deaths
Your doctors, hospital room and the operating room itself might not be as clean as you’d need or expect. The name for the problem that can seriously affect already ill patients, even kill them, is Nosocomial Infection. It results from medical care in unclean healthcare sites. Medical professionals know that thousands of people are harmed by these infections each year. Help your medical team to clean up its act. Learn more at www.hospitalinfection.org.

The Resources section of my book has other helpful information about how to prepare for hospital stays (including instructions about how to avoid food allergens in your hospital meals and how to prevent receiving the wrong medication).

Want to improve someone’s medically pressured life? Buy It’s MY Crisis! And I’ll Cry if I Need To. Click on http://www.booklocker.com/books/3067.html

Order it in book stores if it’s not on the shelves. It’s MY Crisis! and I’ll Cry if I Need To can be shipped worldwide. Specialty editions are available for large organizations.

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Contact me at giveretgolani@gmail.com about what you want to know in the wide world of healing arts.

To Your Good Health, Yocheved

Tuesday, October 16, 2007

Walk Around the World for Brain Tumors

4 Cheshvan 5768


Here’s an interesting update about Brain Tumor Awareness Week (I alerted you to the event some time ago):

Walk Around the World for Brain Tumo(u)rs and the Inaugural International Brain Tumo(u)r Awareness Week – News Update October 2007

http://virtualtrials.com/news3.cfm?item=4002

~**~**~**~**~**~**~**~**~**~**~**~**~**~**~**~**~**~

Once again, this blog and my book have helped someone facing a medical challenge to feel emotional relief. Professor Celene Bernstein, one of the people associated with that Breast Chek kit featured on my October 8 2007 post, contacted me. We’ve corresponded quite a bit about a serious medical problem in her family. She bought my book. And she’s delighted with the references about coping with Multiple Sclerosis in the RESOURCES section of my book. Here’s a message from Professor Bernstein:

DEAR Yocheved, You are so special! thank you for all your e-mails. I am rather busy at work today, but will contact [that] nutritionist and will come back to you regarding organising something on T.V. I know about [author] Lauren Singer. I did have a chat with her. She too is amazing - so positive etc. …

Regards,
Prof. Celene Bernstein


Professor Bernstein intends to share the book with her family member who needs it.

Stay tuned. You might see us together on South African television shows. Professor Bernstein is working on it. This book and blog are going global in many ways.

Yocheved Golani
Coping with a Medical Crisis?
Make the Changes You Need in Your Life.
http://itsmycrisisandillcryifineedto.blogspot.com/



Monday, October 15, 2007

October 15th is Environmental Awareness Blog Action Day!

3 Cheshvan 5768

October 15th is Environmental Awareness Blog Action Day!

In honor of this special day, I encourage you to buy my book which addresses several natural healing methods: organic foods, spiritual healing techniques, upbeat music and reading materials that lift your spirits, plus wholesome hobbies that exercise your mind and muscles, and increase happiness. Natural Healing techniques do not harm the environment. They are wonderful for the human mind and body, good for the earth and very cost-effective.

Want to improve the world and someone’s life? Buy It's MY Crisis! And I'll Cry if I Need To.

Buy your copy directly from Booklocker publishing at http://www.booklocker.com/books/3067.html

Order it in book stores if it’s not on the shelves. It's MY Crisis! can be shipped worldwide. https://secure.booklocker.com:443/booklocker/wholesale/order.php

Specialty editions are available for large organizations. Place your specialty order with me at giveretgolani@gmail.com

To Your Good Health, Yocheved

Thursday, October 11, 2007

Rock Yoh Bahhhdddyyy!!! Backstreet Boys Alright!

29 Tishrei, 5768

I advocate user-friendly healing methods (my book is full of user-friendly ideas and resources) and I love to dance. Here's my favorite bird in the universe!

http://birdloversonly.blogspot.com/2007/09/may-i-have-this-dance.html

Don't you feel better already?

Buy my book. Learn to feel better in other humorous (plus medically safe!) ways: http://www.booklocker.com/books/3067.html

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To your good health,

Yocheved Golani
Coping with a Medical Crisis?
Make the Changes You Need in Your Life.
http://itsmycrisisandillcryifineedto.blogspot.com/


Wednesday, October 10, 2007

"I think the medical establishment is much more frustrating than the illness."

28 Tishrei 5768

Tears are a call for help. Compassionate medical and mental health professionals respond correctly to them. But part of the medical world does not respond correctly to the fear, pain, and sheer terror that some patients feel about serious medical conditions. That complicates matters.

Many people agree with me: the medical world is NOT meeting all of a patient’s needs. Blizzards of medically-related paperwork that numb the brain happen way too often. Brusque comments from medical professionals add to someone's pain over a dire diagnosis. Emotions tear your heart and mind. Terrible time-consuming delays before treatment (even before diagnosis!), and awful words that chill the soul seem to be a sub-specialty of too many medical offices. Don’t you just want to scream to some compassion-challenged and dismissive doctors and technicians that "It's MY Crisis and I'll Cry if I Need To"?

I wrote my book to help people who need to have their medical issues addressed in optimal fashion. I'm preparing an online video about my book so that patients, therapists and doctors can easily learn more about It's MY Crisis and I'll Cry if I Need To and why they should buy it, then use it together.

One of my journalism colleagues responded to a "Request for Advice" message from me regarding the preparation of that video. She definitely understands how you and I feel. Read on:

From: "Sharon Villines"
To: ,
Sent: Sunday, October 07, 2007 2:24 PM

This is experience as a listener being told they have cancer. Keep it
simple. There were lots of sources that gave me lots of information,
most of which I already had. The one that was helpful was the one
that said First, relax. Second, take your time. Third, ... I think
there were 10 things to do, in order.

You've already written the book and it may not be 1, 2, 3, but your
presentation can be.

I think the medical establishment is much more frustrating than the illness.

Sharon
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Sharon Villines in Washington DC
Where all roads lead to Casablanca

I wrote It’s MY Crisis! to ease your frustration and to empower your health-seeking efforts. My book definitely has the Step One, Step Two, etc. format that Sharon advocates. It will be a feature of my video, too.

The power to cope and to heal can be in your hands when you buy a copy of It's My Crisis!. Medical and mental health professionals agree with me. See their praises of my book in the left-hand margin.

There are other medical professionals in the world who advocate for their patients, too. You and they can click on http://www.booklocker.com/books/3067.html and buy a personal copy.

Need multiple copies of It's MY Crisis? Click on https://secure.booklocker.com:443/booklocker/wholesale/order.php

It’s MY Crisis! can be shipped worldwide. Specialty editions are available for large organizations.



I’ll let you know when my soon-to-be-filmed video goes online.

Contact me, at giveretgolani@gmail.com, about what you want to know in the wide world of healing arts. To your good health, Yocheved

Tuesday, October 9, 2007

"I’m not sure my eye doctor did a good job!" It’s My Crisis blog Responds with Compassion to a Story of Retinal Bleeding

27 Tishrei 5768

On Sunday September 30 2007 I shared an interesting medical resource called “Patient School” with you. My journalism colleague Star Lawrence had written about it at her blog, http://healthsass.blogspot.com.

Things became more interesting after Star confided in me that she was facing a devastating medical problem with her eye: retinal detachment. I referred her to several top eye surgeons and retinal specialists within two days.

Star then sent me a message to share with visitors to my blog:

“Even though I am a health writer, I still have trouble finding an appropriate doctor and evaluating the care I’m getting…

When I had a medical emergency, bleeding in my right eye, the Emergency Department doctor consulted an ophthalmologist. That doctor recommended a retina specialist and because it was an emergency, I did not go through my usual doctor selection process. I endured four surgeries, but had issues with the way he ran his office, the anesthesiologist he used, and the fact that my vision ended up worse and my eye is cosmetically distorted.

I talked with Yocheved and other friends and she supported me in changing physicians, even at this late date. I sent the new doctor a letter ahead of time (which some of her colleagues not not approve as a tactic) and I met with him this week. He addressed every question in my letter and was candid about my overall medical situation... He hinted that my eye health might have turned out better if I’d consulted him first.

It is very threatening to even consider that things could be different. I am grateful to Yocheved for asking her physician friends about my situation and for supporting me. In the event I develop problems in my other eye,I will be seeing this new doctor.

I learned that friends can be helpful and supportive and word-of-mouth can be valuable. I appreciate Yocheved's willingness to speak to doctors on my behalf.

Despite all, I still write a health humor blog and call myself Health's Ass. I talk about doctor-patient relations sometimes--how could I not? Come visit: http://healthsass.blogspot.com.”

Star’s experience is a reminder: tact is important when we’re communicating with someone facing a medical problem. Here’s an article on how to be tactful, sent to me by a fan of this blog: www.aish.com/societyWork/society/Do_You_Mind_if_I_Ask.asp

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Stay tuned for more stories about how my book and blog are helping people around the world! Buy my book at http://www.booklocker.com/books/3067.html

Let me know what’s on your mind when you leave a comment on the blog.

Contact me, at giveretgolani@gmail.com, about what you want to know in the wide world of healing arts.

To Your Good Health, Yocheved

October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month


26 Tishrei 5768

In honor of Breast Cancer Awareness Month, I'm posting news about 2 items: One is an invitation to click on http://www.thebreastcancersite.com/ and to help underprivileged American women to receive free mammograms. The second item is an innovative product to help men and women to detect lumps in their breasts. Yes, men can experience breast cancer too.

Here's some information about the Breast Chek Kit, from Professor Celene Bernstein:

"Please also take a look at this link below to view the breast chek video. You will be impressed with what you see. The purpose of this breast self examination kit is 'early detection saves lives.

"The breast chek kit is advertised by agents having a website. Mine is www.plexuspink.com/59947. This will be for S.Africans who want to purchase the kit. My E-mail address is http://celene.bernstein@plexuspink.com

Neil Aremband's website (United Kingdom) is neil.aremband@plexuspink.com. His website is http://www.plexuspink.com/96760.

Friday, October 5, 2007

How My Book and Blog are Helping People to Heal and to Have Hope!

23 Tishrei 5768

Only yesterday I invited blog visitors to contact me about whatever they'd like to learn about in the medical world. One man, Francisco Hern├índez-Marcos (Madrid – SPAIN), has been corresponding with me for months, about a member of his family with Glioblastoma Multiforme. I've sent him details about several medical options. Today we engaged in a rapid-fire exchange of E-mails so I could inform him about an impressive new surgical technique: Intranasal Surgery. It's for people with tumors in their heads. It's like Keyhole Surgery for other parts of the body. It gets the job done and leaves NO scars.

Here's the information I shared with Francisco. It concerns a recent broadcast of the TODAY SHOW on NBC:

GOOGLE for TODAY SHOW. When you get to the site, look up Scarless Surgery. Let me know if you succeed in finding what you need to see. Hasta, Yoji


Francisco is thrilled with the ease of accessing the information (an online video) that may well help his relative. He is delighted that I'm informing the world about our correspondence. Check him out yourself: francisco@hernandezmarcos.net

http://francisco.hernandezmarcos.net/en/glioblastoma/
(About Glioblastoma in my blog)

I had first informed visitors to my blog about Intranasal Surgery on May 20, 3 Sivan 5767. More exciting news about medical developments will be posted here over time.

Stay tuned for more stories about how my book and blog are helping people around the world!


Contact me about what you want to know in the wide world of healing arts. To your good health, Yocheved

Write a New Chapter in YOUR Healing Story!

22 Tishrei 5768

You can write a new chapter in your coping with a medical crisis/healing story. If you live only according to the medical books, you might not create the personal history you need. That's why you're surfing the 'Net! You're searching for clues about how to heal and how to cope with your medical situation.

My book has answers that can help you.

It's MY Crisis! and I'll Cry if I Need To is all about thinking out of the box, even when you must rely on standard medical and mental health resources. Nine chapters of emotionally strengthening exercises, ideas about developing strategies for hospital stays that won't depress you and humorous comments show you how to accept your medical situation with dignity, self-respect and a focus on reaching your goals.

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Internet is a good synonym for Interaction. People are E-mailing me about their race for a cure, how they recovered from their down moods by reading my book, their delight with my resource information and more. Some writers are letting me know that they read someone else's copy of It's MY Crisis! and now they're buying their own book.

Some of those E-mailers pose specific questions to me about their medical situations.

I've been providing personalized comments that address these specific medical/emotional needs via E-mail, building upon what I began in my book. It's MY Crisis! is selling by word-of-mouth advertising! And it is comforting my readers. It's literally helping people to make renewed efforts and to write new chapters in their journey to coping with medical crises.

Let me know if you wish to write a new chapter in your healing/coping with a medical crisis story. I'll add you to the E-mail service that sends updates to you whenever I update my blog about the medical world, my book and related developments.

*Learn about breaking medical news that might help you.

*Find out when and where I'll be speaking or appearing on radio and television (I have future bookings).

*Check out the developing news about my book.

Yes, another publisher wants to acquire It's MY Crisis and I'll Cry if I Need To. Here's why: "[We read] sample chapters you sent us of It's My Crisis, and it looks wonderful!" A contract offer is being prepared as you read these words.

Who else is looking at my book and this companion blog?

BlogSense and several book reviewers are studying It's MY Crisis! and I'll Cry if I Need To and my blog about the book. I expect to share their comments with you in the near future.

The dynamic life of It's MY Crisis! and I'll Cry if I Need To is all about the empowering information packed into one paperback book. Buy your copy directly from Booklocker publishing at http://www.booklocker.com/books/3067.html.

You can also order It' MY Crisis! (Booklocker.com Publishing) through cooperative book stores.

It's MY Crisis! can be shipped worldwide. Specialty editions are available for large organizations.

Need to order a case of books? Go to https://secure.booklocker.com:443/booklocker/wholesale/order.php

Special editions of It’s MY Crisis! are available. Contact me about your needs at giveretgolani@gmail.com.


Let me know what you need to find out in the medical world. To your good health,

Yojeved



Tuesday, October 2, 2007

Brain Tumor Awareness Week

20 Tishrei, 5768

"Kind words can be short and easy to speak, but their echoes
are truly endless."
-- Mother Teresa

The Musella Foundation For Brain Tumor Research & Information is blazing a trail to better health for people around the world. Al Musella graciously agreed to let me use some of his foundation's information in It's MY Crisis! And I'll Cry if I Need To.

Many visitors to my blog seek information about brain tumors in order to help themselves, friends or loved ones. I am providing the following post for their benefit:

http://virtualtrials.com/news3.cfm?item=4000 :Walk Around the World for Brain Tumo(u)rs and the Inaugural International Brain Tumo(u)r Awareness Week – News Update 1 October 2007.

Al Musella and his staff live the words of Mother Teresa's motto above. Here's one more thought about sharing valid information, reaching out to others, and the purpose of being human:

"Truth is the light with which you find your way out of darkness. Turn it on."
-– Rebbe Nachman of Breslav

Buy my book and learn much more about how to cope with medical crises and challenges. See the left margin for one-click service.

To your good health,

Yocheved

Monday, October 1, 2007

Power to the Patient

18 Tishrei 5768

It's MY Crisis! is all about keeping your cool and your control of a medical challenge. The back of the book's Resources section lets you know about services and items around the world that you might need along your healing/coping journey.

Today I'm delighted to share another bit of information with you. My journalism colleague Star Lawrence posted a terrific resource for empowering people at her blog about health issues! Patient School is the sort of patient-empowering resource I advocate for helping people to cope with medical crises. See http://healthsass.blogspot.com/search?q=%22patient+school%22

Way to go, Star! Power to the patient!

I'll share more information about Star in the near future. You'll be quite surprised how one friendly gesture leads to another. And another. That's what my book is all about: helping others to heal!

Learn more about how to take charge of your healing efforts. Buy It's MY Crisis! A Life book that Helps You to Dry Your Tears and to Cope with a Medical Challenge.

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Special editions of It’s MY Crisis! are available. Contact me about your needs at giveretgolani@gmail.com.

Click on the links in the left-hand margin to do your one-stop shopping for It's MY Crisis! And I'll Cry if I Need to: A Life Book to Help You to Dry Your Tears and to Cope with a Medical Challenge.

Check out the left-hand margin and learn how to receive a License to Cry bookmark or wallet-sized license you can show to friends and loved ones. It'll put a smile on many faces!

Find out why so many people praise my book. Read it and learn to love life all over again.


To your good health, Yocheved