I’m one of a growing breed of patients who are becoming proactive and educated to get well. It’s no longer enough to trust in your doctor. You know your own body best. Do your research and work with your doctor as an equal partner in solving your own health puzzle. Maintain a positive attitude and know that ultimately you are responsible for your own healing and choosing supportive partners on your path to good health. Turn your illness around and learn from it by becoming more informed and more empathic. Do your bit to change healthcare as we know it by reaching out to others, educating your doctors and other patients and being an advocate for your right to get the care you need and deserve. Look out healthcare: here we come!
By Sarah Downing
My name is Sarah. I was born and grew up in England and currently live in Düsseldorf, Germany, with my fiancé Corey and my cuddly cat Biscuit. I work as a translator and writer for my own company Aardwolf Text Services (www.aardwolf.de) and I love vintage clothes and music, as well as singing karaoke.View all of Sarah Downing's posts.