Everything I have learned so far about how a hospital or our healthcare system works could not equip me for the moment when the doctor said, “You need emergency surgery. We can do it today. You don’t have any other medical conditions, right?”.
I took these videos because I never want to forget or disvalue what my life was life before. I’ve tried to hold back all expectations, mostly because I can't imagine what it would be like to live as someone who is more sighted (if the surgery goes well) than I am now, but also because I now realize how the weight of striving to be "normal" has cost me.
This post is my response to Day 6 of The Health Activist Writer’s Month Challenge hosted by WeGo Health. Today’s prompt: Write a letter to an older you (tell us what age you're writing to!). What do you want to ask yourself? What lesson do you want to make sure you remember? I am going to … Continue reading Eighteen
The other day as I was scrolling through my Twitter feed when I came across a very touching story that not only resounds with me personally, but also demonstrates patient and family centred care in action. The story was a CityNews segment from March 13th 2012 about a Teddy Bear Clinic taking place at Sick … Continue reading SickKids Teddy Bear Clinic: helping improve children’s hospital experience