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.

Thursday, October 27, 2011

Get the Skinny on People with Disabilities by Watching TV!


29 Tishrei 5772

I’m nursing a very yukky cold and eager to remain under the covers today. But I want to share this news with you:

Coinciding with National Disability Employment Awareness Month. PBS will soon air a pair of documentaries featuring people with disabilities

Lives Worth Living: October 27th
Deaf Jam: November 3rd

Check out the PBS NDEAM documentary about the decades-long history of America’s Disability Rights Movement. The USA has more than 54 million Americans living with disabilities. The Lives Worth Living presentation will be the first televised history of their efforts for equal rights including access to schools, employment, apartment buildings, and public transportation.

You can get more information about the film and the issues involved at

The Deaf Jam documentary is about a deaf teen exploring Hip Hop music and poetry. Learn more about the show at

Want to learn something about how to finesse job interviews with your disability? Read the relevant section in EMPOWER Yourself to Cope with a Medical Challenge.

Face Your Medical Problems and/or Disability with Dignity.
Face Your Future with Optimism.

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