i am an unrequited astronomer, pretend patient, gentle adventurer, pedal enthusiast, recovering calligrapher, occasional thespian and unfinished poet living in portland, oregon. contacting me via email is usually a good idea.
10:02 PM: advocates all around
when michalemas & i picked up dinner at elephant's deli tonight, two women noticed my "i volunteer for planned parenthood" button! one asked for information about how she could become a volunteer, and another has been involved at the donation & lobby level for years.
tomorrow morning is my first formal patient advocate day by myself. eep! i'm trying to gather news items and ideas for gentle small talk.
update mar08: it went well! it went well! i'm so relieved! i forgot that i can be an alpha if a situation doesn't have one, and in that situation, until the doctor comes in, anyway, i'm the one with the most "authority." of course, i follow the lead of the patient to see what will make them most comfortable, and that seems like a pretty natural role for me to play, too.)