Prior Authorizations

For anyone who hasn't had to deal with lots of medications and appointments and prior authorizations, please take a moment to be super grateful for this. For those of us who have an ongoing illness (chronic or terminal), I suspect that you might be shuddering or feeling the hairs raise on the back of your … Continue reading Prior Authorizations

Advocating within a life with MBC, Spring 2023

The last few weeks have been PACKED with appointments on Zoom and in person, some of those appointments were medical but most were in the context of advocacy, working with various projects and starting a new one. My kiddos also finished up the 2022-2023 school year as of last Friday. Still can't believe I have … Continue reading Advocating within a life with MBC, Spring 2023

Social Health Network Annual Awards

If you've been following me for any amount of time, you are probably aware that I work with a variety of organizations and platforms. A few years ago, I got involved with Health Union as a contributor for the site I write articles and occasionally moderate in the community discussions. Health Union merged with … Continue reading Social Health Network Annual Awards

Recently, on Twitter …

I should probably go back and count up how many posts I've written that have to do with something I've read or experienced on Twitter. I suspect it's quite a few! While Twitter has changed an awful lot in recent months, it is still a place where I've connected with a lot of doctors and … Continue reading Recently, on Twitter …

Am I doing this right?

Do you wonder and ponder this as much as I do? During a recent visit with someone with a Masters in Social Work through the palliative/supportive department at one of the cancer centers where I'm treated, this was my burning question. I've not counted up the numbers of people I'd describe as dear friends who … Continue reading Am I doing this right?

Imposter syndrome

Several times over the past few months, I've been in conversation with other high-achieving women and this concept of imposter syndrome has come up. Most of the time, the subject was raised in the context of someone in the conversation worrying about how our efforts would be perceived. Each time, I was taken aback. Each … Continue reading Imposter syndrome