Monday, March 10, 2008

Tips from a pro

She's the professional patient who's not always patient. After a lifetime of cystic fibrosis and two double lung transplants, Tiffany Christensen knows her way through a medical maze. Her recent post on the top ten tips for navigating same includes a most important piece of advice:

Here’s the greatest irony of illness: when you are at your worst is exactly the time when you need to be at your best! If you aren’t up for self-advocacy, bring some one who can do it for you.

Check out the rest of her list at Navigating the medical maze. And if you happen to be facing a serious illness, know and love someone who is, or think you might someday be so challenged, her book "Sick Girl Speaks" is essential reading, and a mighty good read at that.

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