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.

Wednesday, October 12, 2011

FYI on Sukot, Wheelchair Accessibility in Barcelona and Easy Reading!


14 Tishrei 5772

 YAY, tonight is the start of the weeklong Sukot holiday, when Jews thank The One Above for getting us through the desert after slavery in Egypt. Miracle after miracle is celebrated while we dine and sleep in specially prepared huts/booths. Read this Sukot FYI  & this one, From Fasting to Feasting.

Back to day-to-day concerns, consider what it's like for a person in a wheelchair to move about in a foreign location (let alone at home!). Alan Broadbent participates on a LinkedIn group for people with disabilities. He posted information about wheelchair-accessible Barcelona. I asked him if I may share the item on this blog. Alan graciously replied, "Please feel free to share information with anyone via your blog, twitter, facebook etc."

FREE! Barcelona, A Wheelchair Users Guide now available for pdf download
Barcelona, A Wheelchair Users Guide is a 'warts & guide to Barcelona covering such issues as travelling from the airport into the City, eating out, money, touring, hotel accommodation and much more. This 10 page guide is available for free at the moment in pdf format. For people using screen readers I have the guide available using the DaisyPipeline software so hopefully a download should work fairly easily, ditto a version is available for download that can be printed in braille, both these last options are experimental on my part at the moment. When the EPUB ebook version goes live next month the others will no longer be available free and those versions will be sold at a nominal fee to cover admin time. Email me at for a copy.

Read up on the etiquette tips for interaction with people who use wheelchairs in a very affordable book! They'll appreciate you for that! Buy the E-book or print edition of EMPOWER Yourself to Cope with a Medical Challenge so you and everyone else can...

Face Your Medical Problems with Dignity.
Face Your Future with Optimism.

I plan to be back online in a few days...

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