Category Archives: doctors

Then, I Can Hope…

When I answered the phone on that Sunday evening, the person on the other end was one of the last I expected. “Lorraine, this is Charlie Y.” My intrigue grew. This man is one of the nicest people on the … Continue reading

Posted in Advocacy, communicating respect, compassion, Disabilitiy, Disability Blogs, disability humor, doctors, inclusion, Laughter, Making Changes, negative perceptions | Tagged , , , , , , | 3 Comments

All Throughout the Year

It’s not news. I have cerebral palsy. It’s a result of my wanting to come into the world too soon. I guess I found my mom’s womb to be rather boring. (Was it the fact that there was no cable … Continue reading

Posted in Advocacy, cerebral palsy, doctors, Emotional Freedom Technique, Friends, Helping people with disabilities, negative perceptions, overcoming challenges, premature babies, The Cerebral Palsy Foundation, United Cerebral Palsy | Tagged , , , | 1 Comment

All the C’s in Medicine

Nobody likes to experience emotions that can be negative.  Anger, frustration, overwhelm.  I can’t think of anyone who feels those things while having a good time. But there is one emotion that I don’t like to experience more than any … Continue reading

Posted in Ableism, communicating respect, compassion, doctors, emergency room, hospitals, how to help, medical emergencies | Tagged , , , , , | 4 Comments

Just A Touch

I know the story only in the retelling. In the predawn hours of an early fall day, the chill in the air was both outside and inside the walls of that stark, barren hospital. The medical team had been assembled … Continue reading

Posted in Beginnings, co-bedding, doctors, hospitals, kangaroo care, medical emergencies, power of touch, preemies, premature babies, rescuing hug | Tagged , , , , , , | 3 Comments

“Caretaker” vs. “Caregiver”

A couple of days ago, I spent the evening in the emergency room.  Let me just say that when a stone takes up residence in my kidney, and then invites all his friends to the party, it just isn’t any … Continue reading

Posted in Ableism, boundaries, caregivers, communicating respect, doctors, Education, Health, hospitals, medical emergencies, negative perceptions | Tagged , , , , , , , | 2 Comments