I have the honor of speaking next Wednesday, June 19, 2013, at “State of Now” (#140You) taking place at the 92nd Street Y in Manhattan. I am currently scheduled to speak at: 3:25 PM about: “How to become an Empowered Patient (like Angelina Jolie!!!) using Social Media.” I have spoken about this “process” many times but Ms. Jolie’s recent remarkable example of becoming a Brave and Empowered Patient has me excited to share what I know with others so they can handle their medical affairs with the same efficacy and class as demonstrated TO THE WORLD by Ms. Jolie.
Since “they” say to “write about what you know,” I always use my Crohn’s Disease to help convey what is required in the journey to becoming an Empowered Patient. It’s as if I was 20 years old again, just left the hospital with a diagnosis of Crohn’s Disease and then all of a sudden was placed on stage to publicly ponder what to do to become educated and prepared to do battle with a formidable adversary which would affect me the rest of my life in ways I could have never imagined.
While my personal stories liven up this PowerPoint Presentation I compiled from the hospital to the stage 🙂 , I hope it helps you understand both the journey and the discipline of becoming an Empowered Patient.