Thank you for stoping by my little corner of the internet!
First, and most importantly, welcome to Pain Talks but DOES NOT Win! I’m a 30 something ePatient advocate who is trying to bring awareness and attention to this commonly misunderstood disease called Arthritis. My goal is to help others navigate through any form of Arthritis (aka Arthur), chronic pain, surgery, or disability while still having an active and enjoyable life. I hope to accomplish this by using patient stories to help educate others and through a commonly underused technique called sarcasm. Now, I don’t guarantee that I have every answer but if you are in pain you can count me as a friend and fellow warrior!
I am a Stanford University MedX ePatient Scholar, rock climbing accident survivor, blogger, broken athlete, skier, and space nerd. I’m currently employed as a premium tax accountant but my story also includes stops as a political operative, ski instructor, and delivery driver among other things. It is pretty common for me to go from the seriousness of testifying before the Idaho Legislature about arthritis to telling silly second grader jokes with ease. I’m nothing if not entertaining, at least my ego thinks so 🙂 Most importantly though, I’m honest, hard working, and will always show up when it counts most!
If you are still reading this, THANK YOU!!! Please stay as long as you want. Any comment, suggestion, or a recommendation is always appreciated. If you would like to email me directly, my e-mail is firstname.lastname@example.org.
P.S. As a newly minted Stanford University MedX ePatient Scholar, I would love an opportunity to share my story or consult with your group, hospital, classroom, conference, etc. I’m willing to travel, use social media, or other technology like Google Chat in order to help get my message out. Please contact me at email@example.com for more information.
Thats me after the 4th of 7 surgeries. I’m one good looking kid!!! 🙂