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YWM2015 – Appreciating Just Being You

While everyone is still checking out the various advocacy stations I trapped Pandora (again) along with Jennifer, Sarah and Pam… Sarah and Pam are very active with the inner working with the OAC, but Sarah talked about what she’s learned...

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YWM2015 – Taking Care of Ourselves, Inspiring Others

Sunday morning during our virtual walk to DC I had the chance to chat with Cynthia, Sharron, Tammy, and Katie. From the feeling of a family, to the education, to spreading the word of the work the OAC does… these...

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YWM2015 – Bug Your Friends Until They Go!

The main portion of the event was winding down, you can hear vendors tearing down behind us as I chat with Bonnie, Erin and Andrea from Dallas area about how they’ve been members for awhile and Bonnie finally decided it...

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YWM2015 – Medtronic, Working on patient goals

Covidien has long been involved in bariatrics, and the reach they’ve been able to attain is only growing after a recent acquisition by Medtronic. I spoke with Patric, who is part of a group under Covidien that is reaching out...

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Beating Your Head Against A Wall

I have a headache, and honestly, it’s a bit of a self imposed one. Last Thursday, Nicole Arbour, a “comedian” out of Canada took to her YouTube channel with a video entitled “Dear Fat People”. I’m not going to link...

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Find someplace new to explore

Yesterday, a couple friends (Jennifer and Lisa) and I drove up to Bainbridge Island There’s a number of parks on the island, and we stopped at Grand Forest West. It seemed like a nice little park, and while it had...

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YWM2015 – You’ve Got To Move It, Move It

I bumped in to Lisa and John towards the end of Saturday’s break out sessions – Lisa has attended every year, while this is John’s first year.. but they echoed each others sentiments about what they learned in regards to...

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YWM2015 – Bariatric Vitamins in a Whole New Way

It’s really a great time for bariatric patients when it comes to getting in your supplements. I chatted with Derek of Bari-Life, they have the usual supplements and such in a variety of flavors, but one of the things that...