Happily married to my amazing husband Ray, proud mom of 2 grown kids and three wonderful grandsons. I am a Christ Follower who believes that Jesus loves everyone and that's how I try to live my life as well.
I live with several health issues that leave me in constant chronic pain: Fibromyalgia, Osteoarthritis in all my major joints, Myofascial Pain, Chronic Fatigue Syndrome, Forestier's Disease, Trigeminal Neuralgia, Diabetes Type 2 (on insulin), Hypothyroidism and Bipolar Disorder. I had Total Right Hip Replacement on Feb. 7/17 and am having a good recovery (with my left hip needing to be done as well and possible knee surgery on my right knee later on).
I am an active volunteer with the Patient Volunteer Network, having a say in how healthcare is delivered in British Columbia. Past experience includes helping organize the Quality Forum 2017 in BC, attending a Provincial Dialogue, and taking part in numerous engagements on behalf of PVN. I was also on the Advisory Committee for Opioid Guidelines in Canada. Currently, I am the Co-Chair of the Oversight & Advisory Committee for PVN and I also sit on the Committee for the BC Emergency Physicians Network. I am also volunteering for the 2018 International Buskers Festival.
I love to read, play on the computer, write short stories and poetry and I'm learning to crochet. Despite my daily pain, I am living a blessed life. And as my most recent tattoo says:
There Is Always Hope.
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