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.

Sunday, December 21, 2014

How to Repair a Bad Attitude toward Disablities 1-2-3!


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Here's something I posted to Facebook earlier today:

This tearjerker captures so much of what those of us with medical challenges face.…

Tom Rinaldi tells the remarkable story of Kayla Montgomery -- who, despite being diagnosed with multiple sclerosis, has become one of the best young distance...
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My own life included the brutal dismissal of my decreasing vision and balance abilities as "Excuses." Some people assumed that they knew my life better than I did. Some of them intentionally exposed me to imminent danger by refusing to assist me as requested.

I've suffered several broken bones 
and other setbacks as a result.

When a disability is not visible to observers, they can be quite heartless with inappropriate demands.

Remember the old slang expression about a bad attitude, "Badittude?"

Much of my Self-Help coaching efforts focus on helping people to recover and to strengthen a sense of self-worth/dignity after people have been inexcusably cruel to them.

The public needs to know that asking open-ended, clarifying questions is necessary before reaching conclusions. Without the answers to those







What if?

Could I/you/someone else?

questions, nobody has the right to appoint themselves judges, juries or executioners of people. They lack sufficient information to reach sensible conclusions. Their inevitable rush to judgement is a nasty phenomenon that causes unnecessary pain.

The "Well, I just assumed..." excuse is invalid, spelling pun fully intended.

Do the world a favor this holiday season. Make it a spiritual time filled with insight and compassion you'll have gained by not rushing to conclusions. Begin by asking thoughtful questions that lead to informative answers. Indulge in patience for the person before you.

And share this blogpost - on both sides of the medical challenge - with people who need it.

There are several sections in the

book to help the wider world to understand the "Need to know" phenomenon, and lessons for behaving far better in the future. 

Read it with someone you love.


Buy the E-book or print edition of EMPOWER Yourself to Cope with a Medical Challenge.  

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

Fix your battitude. You just might find things to admire in those of us dealing with invisible hardships. And that can strengthen you.


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