Posts Tagged Spirituality

SPTCL and Post-Traumatic Meltdown

It comes on in a rush, and it makes me feel like a Sweet-tart — you know, one of those candies that you bite into, it grabs the sour corners of your tongue, and it just dissolves…. The overwhelming dread and tears begin to descend, sometimes I just collapse. It takes a good cry to […]

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Posted in: Health /Medical Consumerism, Healthcare Quality, Medical Errors / Mistakes / Misdiagnosis, Patient Advocacy, Patient Empowerment, Patient Safety, Patient Tools, Self Help, SPTCL

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Curiosity, Charity, Golf and more: Dad Taught Me How to Help You

Today is Father’s Day, and I can’t help but think about the huge influence my dad has had on who I am and why I do this work for you. It seems fitting to share them with you today. Dad gave me my name: I am Patricia Torrey, daughter of Richard and Betty (Stetson) Torrey. […]

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Cancer Misdiagnosis: If I had a nickel….

… for every email I’ve received from friends, web visitors, blog readers, radio listeners regarding the man in England named John who was misdiagnosed with cancer, spent all his money, then found out he had no cancer afterall… Yes — the misdiagnosis story is my story, too, minus two major points: I didn’t spend all […]

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The Blame Game and Difficult Diagnoses

This morning on Good Morning America, a story was told about a gentleman in England who last year was diagnosed with pancreatic cancer and told he would live only a few months. His reaction was to go out and spend all his money — literally — until he learned recently that, in fact, he had […]

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A PhD in Patientology ~ thanks to Tiffany

The stories people share with me about their experiences with the medical world would make your toenails curl. Unfortunately, in the world I live in, I rarely hear the good stories. The stories are usually sad and frightening tales, those that leave me thinking, “there but for the grace of God….” Many patients blog, using […]

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