Saving Yourself

Dear Friends, Patient advocacy relies heavily on being able to create a narrative, and by extension, sell yourself.  The more gripping or devastating the story, the more advantageous it is to use, at least from a marketing perspective.  Getting people to empathize with our struggles, allows for the creation of new ideas, treatments, and solutions.  … Continue reading Saving Yourself


A Bad Year For The Roses

  Dear Friends, I started this post days ago, erased it, and then started it again.  By the time I got to today, it was a semi-living shell surviving solely on a mix of wretched emotions.  I am not just talking about the type that are a bother, but more the kind tied to things … Continue reading A Bad Year For The Roses

Rie Needs Rie-lief: A Saga of Acute Injury

During this time of year, my thoughts grow increasingly contemplative.  I prod the inner recesses of my mind, seeking to extract some bit of wisdom I have forgotten.  Though the days are growing longer again, as this hemisphere begins its slow tilt towards the sun, there is a certain gloom hanging upon everything.  The starkness … Continue reading Rie Needs Rie-lief: A Saga of Acute Injury