Sunday, January 8, 2023

I've missed you!

Image of me that has been changed by an app to look like a painting.
During the past few years, I've been away from my blog. I've written several posts in my head, but unfortunately those posts have not yet made it to the internet. I've been dealing with depression, anxiety, health issues, teaching during a pandemic... but I've also had the joy of family, friends, students.

I've been reignited by the HealtheVoices conference, podcasts, and Instagram posts to continue my advocacy work. I don't report on policy or pharma. I want to share my story.  The story I was looking for when I was diagnosed. The story that many of us are looking for. Medical information is everywhere. The patient story is what I needed to hear back in 2008 when I was told I had Type 2 diabetes. The patient story is what I need to hear when I had my first stroke that was different from other strokes I've heard about.

This blog is a patient's story... My story. And like any good story, this one leaves you with a cliffhanger... 

(to be continued)