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!

Sunday, February 28, 2010

Fulfill YOUR Role for the Greater Good


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14 Adar


Today is the joyous day of Purim, when Jews celebrate miraculous survival from attempted annihilation with song, silliness and good cheer.

There's a universal message in the holiday.

You'll learn about it in this video.

No matter your situation, YOU can fulfill a role as no other person in the world can. Be the most dignified, gracious and productive person you can be. Even if you're facing illness.


EMPOWER Yourself to Cope with a Medical Challenge.





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Friday, February 26, 2010

Prevent a Purim Tragedy








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12 Adar 5770

The Jewish world is gearing up for the exciting, fun holiday of PURIM!

Parents, teachers and vendors, you are obligated by Jewish law to protect children and everyone from safety hazards. Masks, matches, fireworks, costumes, liquor, etc. all present health concerns and legal limits. There is not one reason to endanger health or happiness by ending the holiday in tragedy.

Keep to the spirit of the day. See
PURIM SAFETY TIPS and click on any one of those pertinent messages. Celebrate as you should: with good sense and respect for other people. Enjoy the celebration of life from your sickbed, wheelchair, or other location.

And remember...


The "Ad lo yada" mitzva can be accomplished with a nap.





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Thursday, February 25, 2010

Medical News YOU Need to Know!


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11 Adar 5770



The New York Times Wellness blog has very important information for people who want to join clinical trials for cancer. A Phase 3 Trial for melanoma is open. E-mail genentechclinicaltrials@druginfo.com for information.

Other articles at the site explain
snow days from an overworked doctor's point of view, how to cope with vitiligo, weight loss advice (that works!) and how to treat sex addiction.

Want more information along those lines? You need to read EMPOWER Yourself to Cope with a Medical Challenge.









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Wednesday, February 24, 2010

Pure Comfort in a Book

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10 Adar 5770



A reader (Rachel Schanzer) called me one night, to thank me for including a poem she'd read in It's MY Crisis! And I'll Cry if I Need To: A Life Book that Helps You to Dry Your Tears and to Cope with a Medical Challenge.


She found the thoughts in it comforting, and the rest of the book helpful, too.

She'd read it at her doctor's office, where a well-thumbed copy sits in the waiting room. Smart doctor, huh? He likes calm patients empowered to succeed with their treatments.


Another medical practitioner is restocking her office's sold-out supply of the first edition. AGAIN. It's still selling briskly ;^ )

Meanwhile, E-book It's MY Crisis! And I'll Cry If I Need To: EMPOWER Yourself to Cope with a Medical Challenge is helping readers worldwide with even more information and calming techniques!

Want to meet me? I'm considering offers for a US speaking tour.
Let me know if you'd like to host me in your community.




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Tuesday, February 23, 2010

Save Your Life with Salt!

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9 Adar 5770


My website links tell you that I've long been ahead of the curve on reporting medical advances. The 2007 print edition of "It's MY Crisis! And I'll Cry if I Need to" informed readers of solutions too many medical and mental health professionals weren't aware of. Medical offices are still restocking their supplies of it!

Today's headlines prove that updated 2009 E-book It's MY Crisis! And I'll Cry If I Need To: EMPOWER Yourself to Cope with a Medical Challenge is even more valuable. It holds life-saving information about
a form of salt therapy in Israel that's heading soon to the USA!

Imagine what else the book reveals about coping with medical and emotional challenges. Stuff you coudn't guess at!

Get the book today. Learn what YOU need to know!





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Monday, February 22, 2010

Call Off that Cellphone!



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8 Adar 5770


Gentlemen's Quarterly has an interesting article about
The Dangers of Cell Phones.


This is a concern I've shared with you many times, readers. I beg you not to wait until the evidence is so obvious that commercials about cell phone dangers dot the landscape and the Internet or fill the airwaves. Hang up on your cell phone. Use landlines, fax machines or E-mail to communicate.


The money you're saving/earning with cell phones could eventually bury you. Literally. You don't want to prove it.



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Friday, February 19, 2010

The Opportunity of Adversity

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5 Adar 5770

Somehow your clergywoman/man's sermons just don't make you feel better about your situation. I understand. Lectures are boring. When fully abled people who never suffered some form of socially unpopular adversity deliver the lectures, it's an invitation to ignore them.

OK, here's a fix for that:





Open YOUR doors. And DANCE!



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Thursday, February 18, 2010

EMPOWER Yourself to Cope with a Medical Challenge Gives Competitors a Beating!


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4 Adar 5770


That's right!

Readers are shocked to discover how quickly and how painlessly
EMPOWER Yourself to Cope with a Medical Challenge beats any self-help books for facing illness!

There are books on how to deal with this disease or that, but only
this one addresses coping mechanisms for any illness: physical, emotional and mental health (there is a difference).

People who benefit from the book can't believe that competitor's have been beaten! Nobody has written a book for ill people as comprehensive as this one.

Here are three critical reasons why you should read
EMPOWER Yourself to Cope with a Medical Challenge for all your physical, emotional, mental health and even financial needs:

*
EMPOWER Yourself to Cope with a Medical Challenge lets you laugh and regain perspective so you can face the future with optimism

* Medical and mental health professionals benefit from and/or recommend reading the book and they really mean it!

* Only
EMPOWER Yourself to Cope with a Medical Challenge clues you in to solutions for medical travel, affordable medical treatment, medication and medical appliances around the world.

EMPOWER Yourself to Cope with a Medical Challenge - The all-in-one guide to coping with a medical, emotional and mental health challenge.

Best Readability - people worldwide understand it even if English is not their native language


Best Adaptibility to being read alone or shared with loved ones and medical - mental health professionals

Free printouts for posting over hospital beds to inform staff of your specific needs and sensitivities

It's That Simple!




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Wednesday, February 17, 2010

Make a Medical Miracle Happen to YOU

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3 Adar 5770


Need proof that medical miracles can and do happen? Read


Boy's ‘Cerebral Palsy’ Fixed with Diet



An amazing story with results
that can be replicated

Want the courage and know-how to strategize YOUR medical miracles? Tips on health-restoring nutrition? Read EMPOWER Yourself to Cope with a Medical Challenge.







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Tuesday, February 16, 2010

The Advantage of Staying Calm When You Don't Feel That Way...

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Readers, this just came across my E-mail and it's just too precious to keep to myself. Watch this video and know how valuable a sense of humor and staying calm when you don't feel that way can be. It can be life-saving!



I'm sure Savannah's daddy is grateful for his focused, calm-in-a-crunch daughter. He might have died if she'd panicked.

I thank Marti Winston for sending me the clip.




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How to Get Your Nurses to Be Nicer to You

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2 Adar 5770


You're sick. You're scared. And you're in a LOT of pain. You want nursing care with Tender Loving Care. TLC can be hard to get. But it is possible.

Realize first that nurses have a workload to make mere mortals stagger under the physical, emotional and professional pressures. Patients and colleagues owe them respect but don't necessarily deliver it.

As to how nice nurses need to be, I've highlighted what nurses owe to patients at
Why Doctors, and Other People, Should Listen to YOU.

I've tried to garner support for a brave Texas nurse (and her like-minded colleagues) on Twitter and at
Are Texas Prosecutors OUT OF THEIR MINDS????????????? (she has been vindicated thank G'D).

See the problems of the nursing profession, now?

There's another built-in problem here. Patients are not only physically needy, they can be emotionally draining, too. Not every nurse has that extra nice service to give as he/she lifts heavy loads, delivers painful treatments, logs lots of hours by writing in medical records to prove how care was provided to each and every patient, and contends with picky - sometimes heartless - bosses.

Plus, each nurse faces heartache when patients don't do well or suffer excruciating pain. Nurses are not machines. They're people with all the ups and downs you have, too. Lives depend on them. Careers do, too. Nursing is one very stressful job (and terribly underpaid!).

As to that between-the-lines concern about too-nice nurses being vulnerable to emotional/professional abuse, I've explained the 2-way patient-nurse relationship plus how to effectively and fairly communicate with medical professionals in It's MY Crisis! And I'll Cry If I Need To: EMPOWER Yourself to Cope with a Medical Challenge.

Some personalities allow nurses to extend that extra measure of kindness. Some nurses simply focus on competence and respectful behavior. A person does their best based on their strengths and increasing awareness.

Whew, that's one BIG lesson
I''ve shared with you, today.

One more thought to go:

Want to learn how to communicate more effectively with your nurses, have them be nicer to you, and get the best care possible from them? Read relevant advice in






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Monday, February 15, 2010

Here's a Way to TAP into YOUR Potential!

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2 Adar 5770


Sorry for the late posting. I filmed my newest video today. That took travel & performance time. Once we've edited out my "Um"s and "Hmm"s I'll post it here.

Okay, on to Tapping into YOUR Potential. I knew I had an important choice to make when I faced death by a benign brain tumor literally crushing all my nerves. I had to invent a way to remain alive, thriving and healthier as time went by.

I burned my Bridge of Fear and forged ahead. Thank GOD I succeeded (HE gets most of the credit ;^ )

Want to burn YOUR bridges and cope with a challenge? Watch this video by Charlie Harrary.




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Sunday, February 14, 2010

Why Doctors, and Other People, Should Listen to YOU

B'SD

30 Shvat 5770


You'll get an eyeful when you read a doctor's heartfelt message at
Listen to the Patient.

I responded to the blogpost with the following remark:

"It's MY Crisis! And I'll Cry If I Need To: EMPOWER Yourself to Cope with a Medical Challenge has an entire section entitled 'Listen to the Person Before You. Lessons for Caregivers.' You're the sort of person who'd appreciate it."

Readers, YOU or someone you love are the patient. You need and deserve respect, appropriate medical care and maybe even practical assistance with activities of daily life. Learn a wonderful, easy lesson about how to get all that from doctors, nurses, aides and relatives when you buy your copy of








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Thursday, February 11, 2010

Love in the Time of Brain Tumors


B'SD

28 Shvat 5770



Readers, Please click on Love in the Time of Brain Tumors to read a sweet, true story.

Now on to my next topic:

I've written before about the
cluelessness and inappropriate
judgmentalness of people who
fail to compassionately consider
the physiological realities of
brain tumor survivors.

For us, the contempt and neglect is agonizing.

Please do what you can to help the world at large. Sign the online petition for a US postage stamp called Brain Tumor Awareness aka "Stamp Out Brain Tumors."





Cry if you need to. And learn to dry your tears. THAT can help you to EMPOWER Yourself to Cope with a Medical Challenge.

Yocheved Golani
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Wednesday, February 10, 2010

Need a Healthy Liver?


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Here's another exciting mid-day update this week!

If you've read my books you know that in 2005 and 2008 I was exposed to many chemicals during surgery and from follow-up medications. And you know what I did to counteract their negative effects.

Let's fast-forward
a few years to the future.

We'll stop at today for a bit ;^ )

These past few weeks I've been going through my annual battery of medical exams to monitor my ever-improving sight and overall health (they seemed to be going dangerously downhill before I made significant changes in my lifestyle). I've been reaching my appointments for weeks, and smiling brightly to all the medical professionals scurrying about me. I know the drill and perform my tasks with lots of past practice.

I'm delighted to take these tests because
I know what we'll learn from them.

Here's some great news: Today my family doctor informed me that my liver is unusually healthy.

"The
alkaline-phosphatase levels keep going down each time we test your blood. You've now reached normal levels. HOW are you doing this?" the surprised doctor exclaimed. His confusion stemmed from additional reports about my exceptional bone, neurological and overall health. And that's after my harrowing life-or-death emergency experiences.


I told him about what I do. He was fascinated and kept talking to me as other patients waited their turns.

Do YOU Need to know how to make your liver healthier? How about your eyes? Blood? Other parts of your health picture? Ya gotta read EMPOWER Yourself to Cope with a Medical Challenge.





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


Find Facts FAST for Dealing with Medical Diagnoses


B'SD


26 Shvat 5770




Frightened?

You've been told about a serious, maybe life-threatening medical problem. Yours, or that of someone you love. FEAR is holding you in an icy grip. So many questions are racing in your head. It's hard to think straight. You need information and insight in order to figure out what you should do next.


Clueless?

You're willing to face reality but you don't now how to meet your needs or those of a loved one. What to do? Whom to ask? How will you even know which questions to ask? Brimming with optimism and behaving calmly even if you feel panicked, you know you need to learn how to finesse the mess of details, conflicting schedules, and how to get the things you need.


Uninformed?

The goods news is that this can be only a temporary situation.


Calm down with a book that soothes everyone
from homemakers to psychotherapists.

Learn What you need to do,
When, How, and Why.
Then take action
based on what you know.


Take comfort in the gentle coaching that teaches you how to EMPOWER Yourself to Cope with a Medical Challenge. You'll become your own best advocate for quality medical care. Or help someone who needs that skill and information.




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Tuesday, February 9, 2010

Are Texas Prosecutors OUT OF THEIR MINDS?????????????

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URGENT UPDATE: “To me, this is completely over the top,” said Louis A. Clark, president of the
Government Accountability Project, a group that promotes the defense of whistle-blowers. “It seems really, really unique.”

For goodness' sakes, my motto is "Coping with a Medical Crisis? Make the Changes You Need in Your Life."

Readers, I am SPEECHLESS at this monstrous turn of events. If you live in Texas, or anywhere, I hope you'll pray for justice in this case:

Texas Nurse to Stand Trial for Reporting Doctor - NYTimes.com
www.nytimes.com

It occurred to Anne Mitchell as she was writing the letter that she might lose her job, which is why she chose not to sign it. But it was beyond her conception that she would be indicted and threatened with 10 years in prison for doing what she knew a nurse must: inform state regulators that a doct...

That nurse is heroic!



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Lower Your Medical Costs in 2 Simple Steps!

B'SD

25 Shvat 5770


Wondering what to do about headlines such as these?

Here's a 2-Step Solution: 1) BUY It's MY Crisis! And I'll Cry If I Need To: EMPOWER Yourself to Cope with a Medical Challenge. 2) BENEFIT from the GLOBAL RESOURCES section in the back. It clues you in to affordable (sometimes FREE) sources of quality medication, medical appliances, medical transport, medical insurance, and even to organizations willing to pay some of your medical bills.
Two Steps to Affordable Health Care.
Isn't that easy?

You don't need politicians to solve your medical costs. They caused some of them. And it sure doesn't look as if they'll solve the problem soon!


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Monday, February 8, 2010

Set that Medical Challenge to Music!

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24 Shvat 5770


I've been Tweeting messages about ideas in

and in this blog. Here they are:

Terrified of your medical situation? Calm down by seeing it as a game. Play to win your goals. Refuse to be frenzied.

Need solutions for Costly, Confusing & Complicated Medical Care? Treat yourself as your best friend. Stay on task.

List your needs & goals. Set priorities. Check off your to-do list as you accomplish them.

Nurture yourself with good food, good music, good reading, good vocabulary. Skip scary words. Speak reassuringly on purpose.

Laugh out loud. Share jokes, funny videos, stories and pleasant thoughts. Look back & appreciate your accomplishments.

Optimism can be self-taught. And it SAVES LIVES! Don't feel optimistic? Fake it until you do ;^ )

~*~

I suspect that my non-American readers
have not seen this video.
INSPIRATIONAL
is the only word I can say about it,
other than sighing deeply with admiration.




Re-read those Tweets above. Patrick Henry Hughes uses those ideas intuitively. They can be learned and they can take you far.

Consider setting your life, and that medical challenge, to music. Or a cause. Let me know how you grow.

Need to learn a bit more about how he (and I) approach life and its challenges?





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Friday, February 5, 2010

Women in the USA & Receiving Breast Cancer Chemotherapy Can Have Housecleaning Help at NO CHARGE!


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21 Shvat 5770



Been working on my book trailer. WOW the agent who came across it likes my script! So do musicians. Keepin' the beat to healthier living… Now, on to the reason for this blogpost ;^ )

Cleaning for a Reason

If you know any woman currently undergoing Chemo for Breast cancer, please pass the word to her that there is a cleaning service that provides FREE housecleaning - 1 time per month for 4 months while she is in treatment: Cleaning for a Reason

All she has to do is sign up and have her doctor fax a note confirming the treatment. Cleaning for a Reason will have a participating maid service inher zip code area arrange for the service.

Please pass this information on to bless a woman going through Breast Cancer treatment. This organization serves the entire USA and currently has 547partners to help these women. It's our job to pass the word and let themknow that there are people out there that care. Be a blessing to someone andpass this information along.


Amy Tam-Liao
Community Organizer
Queens Community House
Pomonok Center 67-09
Kissena Blvd. Flushing, NY 11367

718-591-6060 phone


Readers across the world, I do my best to bring you such information. There's other valuable news about GLOBAL RESOURCES for free and low-cost help to see you through your medical crisis or that of a loved one in EMPOWER Yourself to Cope with a Medical Challenge.





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

Thursday, February 4, 2010

Peel that Potato Professionally! Minimize Hand Pain with this Technique!


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20 Shvat 5770


and its predecessor offer lots of tips about how to cope with physical and other limitations when you're ill. This blog offers more coping ideas.

Today's update is a video for simplifying kitchen tasks. Created by "Mary Ann" from the television show "Gilligan's Island," it could spare you from lots of hand pain when you want to peel potatoes.






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Yocheved Golani
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Wednesday, February 3, 2010

Hispanic Parents Need to Put an Accent on Pediatric Medical Care

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19 Shvat 5770



Johns Hopkins Childrens Organization has been broadcasting bad news for Hispanic children in the USA. Read:



&



Parents, you love your children. Now you know that you need to advocate for them better than ever before.

Want to know about some terrific resources for kids with medical problems? Where to go and what to do if you're Latino and have Liver Disease? Tips for communicating better with medical professionals? READ EMPOWER Yourself to Cope with a Medical Challenge.


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