Posts Tagged ‘communication’

Ever Chewed Out a Healthcare Worker?

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My hospital is around the corner from Gucci, Coach, and the Apple Store.  (Swank huh?)  I’m sure sneaky shoppers try to park in the hospital garage at patient rates.  It’s the front desk staff’s job to make sure they don’t. A few years back, I had a particularly horrible post-surgery appointment:...
September 29th, 2009 | Everything Changes | Read More

Ever get unwanted health advice from friends?

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Here’s a great question I got from a reader living with lupus: Dear Kairol, A number of people are giving me well meaning but downright useless and unsolicited advice about my illness and how I should handle it – diet suggestions, names of new doctors, and how to manage my illness in the workplace.   ...
July 31st, 2009 | Everything Changes | Read More

When ‘How Are Your Doing?’ is Not a Simple Question

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Last night was Shannon’s office party.  (Fantastic blue cheese, good shrimp.)  One of his co-workers gave me a seriously long hug, clutched my arm, and looked deeply into my eyes. “How are you?,” she asked.  “I’m great I replied.”  “No.  REALLY.  How are you feeeeeling?,” she...
July 9th, 2009 | Everything Changes | Read More

Cancer and Pillow Talk: A Guy’s Perspective

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“If I had a message to the men of the world who have rejected women with cancer it would be f*** you! No. You’re an idiot. No you’re just selfish. It’s so pathetic- do these men not think that they could get sick some day too? It is just bad karma.” These words spouted from Melissa Sorenson’s...
July 7th, 2009 | Everything Changes | Read More