In addition to our FaceBook pages, we are launching a "Book-Only" website dedicated to readers that are fascinated by true stories, science and fiction, as well as Women's Health Advocacy.
NEW WEBSITE: www.drmargaretaranda.co
Stay tuned and watch this site grow as we add to it virtually daily. Give us feedback if you see something you'd like to know more about, or have any questions for our author, Dr. Aranda.
And...on a SPECIAL NOTE, Dr. Aranda is finishing her 10-Year, 2nd Edition of No More Tears - Stepping through the Edge and it is NOT as "brain injured" as it was 10 years ago. It is great for any victim of a life-altering accident or disability, walking you through the process of getting a diagnosis.
In summary, Dr. Aranda says that the best way to avoid a nursing home is to stay well. And the best way to stay out of a hospital is to follow your routine well, including cardiac 'exercise.' For some patients, that just means walking around the house.
And in case you need a nursing home, she explains the difference between a Skilled Nursing Facility ("SNIFF") and an Assisted Living Facility, so that you know what is required of the facility by license, and what is "window dressing." Special chapters on hospice care, death and dying are prime expertise levels of hers, as a previous anesthesiologist and critical care specialist.
Since Dr. Aranda is such a positive and inspirational personality, she spreads that cheer by leaving you with additional Resources that may be of further help, above and beyond her book. She has Associations and Patient-Centered Societies of many Invisible Illnesses on a Table in Appendix H.
So just get ready to begin your new journey, learn how doctors think, know your rights as a patient, and keep "doctor shopping" until you find a doctor that knows someone that knows someone that MIGHT know SOMETHING about what you have. Then you can put your diagnosis "in a box" and go on with your life.
Photo 3. Bee Gees and Stayin' Alive. A. Ha. Ha. Ha. Stayin' Alive. That's the Plan. With Quality of Life, too. Amen!