Tuesday, January 6, 2009

unshameless plug for a GREAT cause!

I have a confession to make.

I really love spoons more than forks or knives.

I mean forks are sharp and pointy and knives are just bad news when you are as clumsy as me! Spoons are smooth and you can see yourself in them, you can balance them on your nose and they are really good for eating noodle soup, and I LIKE noodle soup!!

But my love for spoons really went into overload last August when a friend directed me towards "the spoon theory" at www.butyoudontlooksick.com (sometimes called bydls for short) which is an online community for people with invisible (and not so invisible) chronic illnesses. it is an amazing resource and has hundreds of ways to promote patient advocacy. It's really great to be a part of the group there.

Anyway bydls and I need your help. The owner of bydls ( a very good friend of mine who is one of my heroes) Christine is up for a few awards for her patient avocacy blogs through butyoudontlooksick.com and we need your vote!

It only takes a minute and could mean bydls.com's name could get to one more person with a chronic health condition who feels alone. (you know...like I did before I found it)

Please go here

wellsphere health awards 

( you do have to sign up for this one but it doesn't take long and you don't have to use the site afterwards if you don't want to, althought it is a pretty great site for medical blogging)

here is yet another way to promote the bydls site and Christine,  vote for butyoudontlooksick.com at the The 2008 Medical Weblog Awards Sponsored by Epocrates: Best Patient's Weblog Category 
you can vote, it's really easy and here are the steps
1) go to this site    http://medgadget.com/2008bestpatient.html
2) click the circle next to butyoudontlooksick.com's name
3) at the bottom of the list click vote
4) smile, knowing bydls is getting recognition for a job well done and that other people are learning about bydls and how to be a good advocate when you have a chronic health condition!

both of these posts I have made take less than a minute and you can make a difference.

Wishing you all an abundance of spoons and thank you for taking a moment out of your day to help me help a great site.

I thank God for people like Christine, who is truly an inspiration and helps so many other people. She is truely an example of a Proverbs 31: 17-20 woman.

17 She dresses herself with strength
and makes her arms strong.
18 She perceives that her merchandise is profitable.
Her lamp does not go out at night.
19 She puts her hands to the distaff,
and her hands hold the spindle.
20 She opens her hand to the poor
and reaches out her hands to the needy.

Thanks again, you made a sicky very happy!

Soli Deo Gloria

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