#HAWMC Day 20 Highlight of my Health Activist Journey

Today is Day 20 of #HAWMC (WEGO’s Health Activist Writers Monthly Challenge).  The prompt today is

What has been the highlight of your health activist journey?
We want to hear all about it, perhaps a conference, a podcast or meeting a fellow HA.
What made this experience so special?

There are three things I can think of that I’ve been particularly proud of during my health activist journey.


I was nominated for a WEGO Health Activist Award in 2011. Please check out this post where I wrote all about it.  “I’m so very honored!  I’m a Finalist for the TMI – Wego Health Blog Award!


And I was featured in an article by Sanjay Gupta.  You can check out that article here: How Vertigo Changed My Life.

These two events are very special to me because I felt that I was making a difference.  I knew I had been contributing something worthwhile and people noticed.  I don’t have to be noticed to continue to do the things I do, but it is nice.  Sometimes I’m not able to do much, it’s things like this that push me to do a bit more than I think I can.

The third thing is by far the most important to me, it is the people that I meet and the friends I’ve made on this journey.  The people I meet in the doctor’s offices, the people I meet on line….all the people I meet who care about health advocacy touch me.  I’m so lucky to have met such wonderful people and to have made some amazing friends.



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An Article About Me…by Dr. Sanjay Gupta

I wanted to share with everyone that I’m featured in an article in Everyday Health.  It is titled How Vertigo Changed My Life.  I am one of two women featured in the article.  I’m thrilled that Dr. Sanjay Gupta, felt that the impact that vertigo can have on a person’s life needs to be brought to the attention of the public.  The general population does not know much about vestibular disorders, you just don’t hear about us very much.  There aren’t commercials for medications that will help us, or anything like that.  Vestibular disorders are kind of confusing, even to a lot of doctors.  I’m honored, and thankful that they asked me to be a part of this article.

I hope you enjoy the article.  It’s a short read.  Please let me know what you think.

How Vertigo Changed My Life