In the next month I’ll interview two of my health heroes for 40 & Over. Dr. Ginevra Liptan of The Frida Center for Fibromyalgia and Frida Botanicals in Portland, Oregon is the author of a book so crucial to my daily life that I have two copies around the house: The FibroManual: A Complete Fibromyalgia Treatment Guide for You-and Your Doctor. Dr. Liptan’s newest book, The Fibro Food Formula, was published at the exact time I needed it this summer.
I’m honored to interview my revered, literal lifesaver, Dr. Barbara S. Levy, Vice President of Health Policy, ACOG in D.C. Our interview will touch on patients with invisible pain who are often neglected by doctors (even Serena Williams!!) and how ACOG is working to change this. I’ve known Barbara via phone, email and text for almost a decade, and will finally meet her in person in December to do my part as Patient Advocate, Council’s Enhanced Recovery After GYN Surgery Workgroup for ACOG.
Finally, I’m waiting with bated fibro-fatigue to see if Lunya will send me a free sample to review. Their sleepwear line is for women, by women and said to help hot and cold sleepers. I used to be a cold sleeper…now I’m warmer than Husband. 40-year-old hormones/fibro!