Save your sanity, time & money!

You need to know how to meet your medical and/or mental health needs NOW. You're struggling to survive moment by moment. And you need your dignity.

You're rushing to appointments (the ones you remembered) and/or wondering which treatment to use. Meanwhile, your costs are rising, your needs are changing and you hardly know how to make sense of what to do first, second and later. What about the emotions boiling inside you? How can you calm down with all that's going on?

A former medical coder and medical writer, I've been in your position. I survived a life-threatening emergency with information only a person with my professional experience would know: How to find medical innovators, medical experts and charitable organizations willing to pay part or all of an applicant's specific medical costs, who has software to simplify medical appointment scheduling, a sensible list of items to pack for hospital stays, and more.

I knew that I'd pulled through because of my ability to connect with resources I needed. I knew that most patients lack that knowledge. I decided to provide it, to minimize your suffering.

I believe in empowering terrified, confused and unhappy people with dire diagnoses. I believe that patients should not suffer insults to their dignity in medical settings. I provide information that can help you to manage your problems better, maybe to end them, in the book.

Calm down. Organize your life better. You just might get your grin back.

Sunday, October 25, 2009

The Doctor Will Scare You Now...


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Apparently Halloween season isn't scary enough with all those annual news reports of poisoned candies, dangerous costumes and goblins running around. Some of you are feeling your blood run cold because you've been informed of frightening diagnoses. Imaginations are off and running with worst-case scenarios, larger-than-life medical bills and the beep-beep-brrruppp noises of medical machines.

Turn off your television, stop staring into space and step into some sunshine.

Breathe deeply. Let the warmth caress your skin as fresh air fills your lungs.

Okay, let's look at the situation with a refreshed mind and stronger heart.

You need to:

Organize your paperwork,
that blizzard of insurance & medical papers
coming at you.

Figure out how to cope with the hectic
medical appointments schedule
plus the effects of treatment.

Budget for BIG expenses.

Arrange for someone to help you to
travel to appointments
then home again,
get to the toilet,
& prepare meals
as you recover from
pain, fear &
unpredictable complications
while preserving
pleasant relationships
with people around you.

Find solutions to getting the care
you need without further strains
on your limited strength
or decreasing patience.

Now consider how you'd answer this: "How many medical problems can you solve for $8.95?"

You've asked your medical professionals how you're going to cope with all that stuff listed above. They don't necessarily know the answers.

Doctors specialize at medical care. They owe you information about your medical situation, respect and acceptance. They're not computers or librarians though you wish they were.

Reexamine your demands. Make smart medical and financial choices. Need coping info?

EMPOWER Yourself to Cope with a Medical Challenge.

Yocheved Golani
Coping with a Medical Crisis?
Make the Changes You Need in Your Life

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