Tags archives: sickness

  • A Five-Year Celebration

  • With Thanksgiving behind us and Christmas right around the corner, I begin to think about what this year has meant to me and my family. The year started out with my foot in a cast.  February was my birthday, but a week later I was in the hospital with food poisoning.  By March another trip to the[...]
  • Managing Hepatitis at the Workplace

  • Transmission of hepatitis occurs when blood from someone with the virus enters the bloodstream of another person. The virus is not passed on through general day to day contact between people. Because of this, there is negligible risk in the workplace – except for certain sectors such as skin penetra[...]
  • Say No to Ignorance

  • ‘‘…. I never had the opportunity to listen as people spoke on viral hepatitis until my first job appointment…..” There is a societal stigma about hepatitis. In Ghana, infected people are alienated by the society. Others are also isolated within their families, hidden away from visitors or made to[...]
  • Daily Inspiration: Ping-Pong

  • A few days ago I met with a new patient for the first time, he was elderly, in relatively good health considering he suffers daily with a debilitating disease, his smile was warm and inviting and his attitude towards life was refreshingly happy. He made me feel very welcome and appreciated that I to[...]
The Challenges of Home Life – Opening a Can of Beans