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The Impatient Patient

The Impatient Patient is a blog about the patient experience, both positive and negative, relating to any illnesses, syndrome, or condition that impacts physical or mental health, as seen through the patient’s eyes. Suggestions for topics should be sent to info@9liveshealthadvocacy.com.

The Patient Experience Library Publishes “Know I’m Here” Column

The Patient Experience Library Publishes “Know I’m Here” Column

I am incredibly honored that my “𝗞𝗻𝗼𝘄 𝗜’𝗺 𝗛𝗲𝗿𝗲”column, my journey as a transplant, immunocompromised patient during the pandemic, was published in 𝗧𝗵𝗲 𝗣𝗮𝘁𝗶𝗲𝗻𝘁 𝗘𝘅𝗽𝗲𝗿𝗶𝗲𝗻𝗰𝗲 𝗟𝗶𝗯𝗿𝗮𝗿𝘆 Winter 2022 newsletter. The Patient Experience Library is the UK’s national evidence base for patient experience and engagement in healthcare.  They approach patients as people whose lived experience should help inform medical research. They…
Know I’m Here. Year 2 of living as an immunocompromised person in a pandemic.

Know I’m Here. Year 2 of living as an immunocompromised person in a pandemic.

By now, many of you have read the news stories that those of us who comprise the millions of immunocompromised individuals have varying degrees of response, if any, to the Covid-19 vaccines. We are patients who have weakened immune systems, whether due to a vast array of underlying health conditions, immunosuppressive medications, or both. My intent here isn’t to rehash…