March 14th, 2010

Blog-o-Remiss-a-Versary Part 2

Closeup view of a snowflake crystal structure
Nature’s Geometry by ViaMoi

Whoops. I’ve been having so much fun I blew right past my second anniversary blogging (March 11) & celebration of 9 years in remission from Löfgren’s syndrome*.

Let’s see what I claimed I’d do until now on the first blog-o-remiss-a-versary:

  • Share coverage of conferences, classes & events I’m at that are helpful to know about
  • Strongly advocate for the credibility of appropriate social media channels for outreach, education, feedback & evaluation
  • Not reinvent the wheel by 100% rehashing what others have already said well
  • Respect and value your time and perspectives
  • Welcome more guest blog entries (I’m looking at another Eagle, you know who you are!)
  • Share my abiding love & learning of health informatics (and bacon)
  • Fridays are meant for Foolery
  • Stay healthy

How’d I do?

I didn’t even add huge ruckus and winning this design &  layout to the list.

I can’t think of anything I’d remove from it and will keep going on. Thank you for continuing to read! What more can I add to be of better service to you?

*Löfgren’s syndrome – an acute form of sarcoidosis. I was diagnosed as stage II in 1999 but symptomatic by the summer of 1998 before it simmered down only to later appear severely with every Löfgren’s symptom at the same time. The snowflake is a symbol for sarcoid, each case is unique and I had it long before House made its obscurity trendy. The reality is sarcoid sucks. Despite current research ‘the cause of sarcoidosis is unclear.’ It’s likely I have the HLA-DRB1*03 allele (they just found this may be linked to ‘good prognosis’) and that combined with a trigger (possibly evergreens) led to a really scary few years. You don’t really care that the prognosis is good when  you’re in pain, fatigued, feverish, aren’t able to breathe well & not much can be done to help the situation. I never take health or the ability to breathe deep lungfuls of air for granted anymore.

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