Retreat Aftermath

After 4 intense days of planning Medicine X 2015, I’m ready to get back to…whatever it is I call ‘normal’.

While the process was at times grueling, it was certainly rewarding. At the end of the last day each of the advisors wrote a word to represent what we meant to each other on a post-it note. The picture above is my collection of words. I was secretly hoping for ‘diet coke’ to be on all of them, but I appreciate the feedback I received.

I’ve never been part of something like this, where my input was so integral to everything that happened, and will happen. There’s a lot of work to be done before the conference next year, but I truly believe we’re on the right path.

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Just Talking with Julie Cerrone

Julie Cerrone joins me this week to talk about things like avascular necrosis, psoriatic arthritis, complex regional pain syndrome, finding (and focusing on) positive thoughts when they are needed most, and how patient communities have made a significant difference in her life. We also sneak in some hockey trash talk, as one does. Enjoy.

Follow Julie on Twitter at @justagoodlife and check out her blog at itsjustabadday.com.

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