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, February 23, 2012

Here's How to Get Ready for International Wheelchair Day!


30 Shvat 5772

Woohoo the fun-filled Jewish holiday of Purim will be here in about two weeks. I'm looking forward to that colorful celebration of miracles. Now for more good news!

You can learn about 
International Wheelchair Day 
and at

How important is it to respect wheelchair realities? Very. Look at the facts presented in EMPOWER Yourself to Cope with a Medical Challenge:

".... While we're on the topic of good manners, here's the skinny on Wheelchair Etiquette 101:

People who use wheelchairs don’t do that for your convenience. Think of it this way: the wheelchair is similar to an arm, leg or any other necessary body part for the person sitting in one. A wheelchair is literally the extension of a person's body, not a toy or handy-dandy catch-all.

You don't smear fingerprints on someone's glasses, do you? Try out their hearing aids? Of course not; that's crossing personal boundaries. When you fail to heed the personal boundaries that wheelchairs represent, you make people uncomfortable.

Please visit the Walking is Overrated Disability News, Reviews & Passion for Accessibility website: to get perspective from a wheelchair user. You'll know how to be a better behaved from visitor now on."

There’s more about wheelchair etiquette plus tips about
  • Attitude Adjustments
  • Employment Opportunities
  • Etiquette
  • Happiness
  • Get a Wheelchair at
    Little to Zero Cost
  • Preventing Abuse of
    Permanently Seated People
  • Transportation Options
  • Wheelchair Care, Safety
    and Theft Prevention
in EMPOWER Yourself to Cope with a Medical Challenge. Buy it from Booklocker today!

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

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