To those who stuck with me as this project grew from a simple discussion during a brief break in a medical conference in a couple of very short years ago into a book in process, a handful of articles, and into the site and blog that you see now, I sincerely thank you! For without all of you, I highly doubt I’d have been able to make any of this happen.
While there may only be a few blog posts currently on the site, I’ve been writing things for a number of years now and sharing the exclusively with those who have supported my efforts. Some of these writings you will eventually see here once they are properly edited for publication. I’m also in the process of some brand new posts, that will further explain what it is we hope to accomplish, how we plan to get there, and what you can do to help us better understand your needs so that we can assist you in understanding and actively participating in your own healthcare.
I took a brief break from writing blog posts for a little over a month now, purely for seemingly selfish reasons. I needed to focus on my own health and post surgical recovery. While I felt extremely guilty initially, I quickly realized I had to take that break if I planned on being around to continue to bring ideas to you so that we can create change in the current practice of healthcare. Rest assured that things are rapidly getting back on track, and you can expect to see many new posts in the immediate as well as ongoing future. There are many new concepts and projects in the works. Some of these things you will see rather quickly, and some may take some time to work out all the logistics, and kinks before they get shared here.
During the month of March there are some big things in the works. While they are moving forward, you can expect more blog posts to address a multitude of topics in the area of healthcare. We are also in the process of creating downloadable documents from which you can make them your own, to suit your individual needs. They will include such things as a way to keep your medication list current, and readily accessible for you to provide the list to any healthcare provider. There will also be a way to help you organize the necessary information and questions for your next appointment with your physician/clinician. We are also trying to come up with a simple way in which you can document your pertinent health history in the same succinct and simple way, also allowing you to keep it readily accessible.
In the hopes of creating a safe place where you can discuss your healthcare concerns with those who understand your concerns are both legitimate and important, we have created a Facebook page where you can share with us, and each other. We are always looking for input on what YOU wish to learn more about, or what would help you to be a more informed patient or healthcare provider. So don’t be shy – tell us what you would like to see, and we will do our best to fulfill your request! Follow us on Facebook or Twitter to get the most current posts, and find others like yourself! We encourage you to share your thoughts, questions, and comments so that we may better understand what your needs may be so we can target our efforts to support all of you!