The pace of life can be maddening at times. It only takes a health issue for ourselves, or someone we love, to derail the fast moving train of our lives. Sometimes it can alter the path altogether. I recently experienced this and still am.
Being in and around healthcare you think it would be easy to deal with and manage personal or family health issues. It’s funny how this doesn’t work. I can tell you how the technology is HIPAA compliant or meets meaningful use standards and the like. I see all the technology running the hospital room my step-dad is in, but it doesn’t help my mom deal with the fact she is going to have to have help with him. It’s not until we have to use the healthcare system personally that it brings all these thoughts home. And then we don’t really care what software is being used or if the hospital is meeting meaningful use.
Still, the technology and advancements in medicine over the past 20 years have been unbelievable. My father had a heart transplant in 1992 and lived a full life, and got to see and love on his grandkids. We are so blessed to live in this country, no matter what anyone else says.
As I keep pushing my book towards the finish line, I am reminded how brief life can be, and how we need to do the things we want to do while we’re healthy. However, in writing this book, I couldn’t do it without a team of great and caring folks. It’s like that in life too! As we round the corner, and the launch date is starting to shape up and become clear – ‘TEAM’ really matters! Thank you, guys!
Here’s to your health – may it be blessed!