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Save your own life 24-10-13

Save your own life

The day of my surgery arrived and I was, of course, feeling very apprehensive. I had worked hard to get this appointment because I needed it, but I knew there was a lot that could go wrong. Because I’ve been on a ventilator many times in the past, and have had two tracheostomies, I don’t […]
22-07-13 Everyone has a story

Everyone has a story

Dealing with my illness, day in and day out for several years, has made me somewhat of an expert. Unfortunately, when it comes to making decisions about my care, I am sometimes the forgotten party. Managing my illness includes weekly intravenous immunoglobulin (IVIG) treatments. These treatments, which each take about four hours, help keep me […]
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Working with patients to improve patient safety

This year marked the third annual Saskatchewan Health Care Quality Summit. In the three years it has been delivered, the Summit has evolved, incorporating new types of sessions, improved technology and bigger and better speakers. But consistently, one of the most highly-rated sessions at the Summit is the patient panel. It gives the audience an […]
Call Security-Lawrence

Call Security!

“Dad, I am at the urology unit. I jotted down the number of the urologist on call like you asked me to. But, I am surrounded by the head nurse and security. One is holding my arm, demanding that I give them my note, telling me that I am stealing hospital property, and they will […]