Post Archives from the ‘Assertiveness’ Category

Be a Good Girl and Shut Up

Posted on: October 10th, 2014 by

The idea for this post came from an angry comment I recently received on a post I wrote back in March. That post, called Kohl’s: Cash Rich, Ethics Poor, called out the merchandiser for stealing METAvivor’s The Elephant in the Pink Room campaign just to feed Kohl’s cash cow. I told the cashier I was a cancer survivor, and rather than Continue reading the story "Be a Good Girl and Shut Up"

Dr. No (Part II)

Posted on: August 18th, 2009 by

My last posting discussed a friend who practiced civil disobedience and got only a small part of what she wanted and needed from a flawed medical system.
She called me early yesterday saying she had just run out of Vicodin and was waiting to see how much pain she was in before she Continue reading the story "Dr. No (Part II)"

Dr. No

Posted on: August 16th, 2009 by

As I write this, a dear friend is battling the medical system in order to get a surgery she needs. She is in agony, and if her doctor and pharmacists had their druthers, they'd keep her that way. Once the surgery is done, she should be feeling better. Her doctor had a hissy fit last night because she called his bluff. Continue reading the story "Dr. No"

Don’t Be Complacent

Posted on: March 27th, 2009 by

If you have a medical concern, please get it checked out as soon as you can. This is a simple idea, but it is one of the hardest things we can ask of ourselves. We may not follow up immediately on a medical concern because we are afraid our worst nightmares will come true. It's much easier to lull ourselves into a false sense of complacency Continue reading the story "Don’t Be Complacent"