When you have a chronic illness, going to the doctor can seem like a full-time job. That’s why it’s so important to make each and every appointment count. In Listen Up, Doc!, you’ll learn tips on how to effectively prepare for and manage your appointments, pointers that go well beyond “make a list of questions”. And you’ll hear, first-hand from a patient-author, how to avoid the pitfalls that might be preventing you from getting the most out of your appointments. The goal?  Effective appointments that equal effective treatment, every single time!

Attendee Takeaways:

•    Learn how to prepare for doctor’s appointments
•    Learn how to make the most of your doctor’s appointments
•    Avoid pitfalls at doctor’s appointments
•    Effective Appointments = Effective Treatment

Who Should Attend:
•    People with lupus, particularly newly diagnosed
•    Spouses and loved ones of people with lupus
•    Caretakers
•    Anyone with a chronic illness

Disclaimer:
As you know, lupus is a very individualized disease and only you and your doctor know your particular type of disease. This presentation is provided for educational and informational purposes and the Foundation in not engaged in providing medical advice or endorsing one treatment method over another. Before making any decisions, you should consult with your doctor.

Webinar Information
Date Presented:
January 08, 2013 12:30 PM Eastern
Length:
1 hour
Registration Fee:
Free
Registration for this event is closed
Living Well, Despite Lupus: Listen Up, Doc!
Sara Gorman was diagnosed with systemic lupus at the age of 26. Determined not to let lupus rewrite her plans for the future, she fought to maintain her demanding work schedule, busy social life, and invincible attitude. But after four years of running her body into the ground, she realized she was fighting life, not living it. Committed to working with the disease rather than against it, she made it her top priority to start living well, despite lupus. Her book, Despite Lupus: How to Live Well with a Chronic Illness, details the steps it took to reach that goal. Letting go of her career, postponing plans for pregnancy, and cutting off her hair (or what she had left) are just a few of the monumental steps she took to reach her goal of living well, despite lupus.

A native of Indiana and graduate of the University of Notre Dame, Sara resides in Alexandria, Virginia with her husband, two young daughters and pug dog. She continues to blog about living well with a chronic illness at www.despitelupus.com. In the spring of 2012, Sara launched Sara Gorman’s Pillbags – fun, fashionable bags for medication. The stylish bags can be found at retail stores across the country and at www.pillfold.com.   In December 2012 and January 2013, a percentage of sales will be donated to the Lupus Research Institute.  


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