Friday, May 27, 2011

More on Hepatitis Awareness Month

I am still mulling over the idea of making my hepatitis more aware. I am visualizing little viral particles, with heightened consciousness, by-passing my liver, aiming for a new plane of existence. My mantra is, “My hepatitis is aware and moving on to another state of consciousness.”

Friday, May 20, 2011

Taking Liverties

I got this liver-brained idea (or is it hair-livered idea) that a good way to increase liver awareness is by teaching it to kids early. My three-year-old grandson likes nursery songs, so I thought of this one:

Sung to the tune of I’m a Little Teapot (because the liver is sort of teapot shaped):

I’m a little liver, filled with might
Here is my left lobe, here is my right;
Everything you eat and breath and drink
Goes through me, so think, think, think. 

Do you think this will catch on?

Sunday, May 15, 2011

Liver Consciousness-raising

May is Hepatitis Awareness Month. The goal is to increase public awareness about viral hepatitis, but the term hepatitis awareness sounds like we are trying to make our hepatitis more aware. A militaristic coach might say, “Come on you virus, open your eyes. Look around you and straighten up.” A Zen teacher would say, “Let go of the past. There is no future. There is only hepatitis.” A Kung Fu master would counsel, “Follow the path of the Tao, little grasshepper.”

Saturday, May 7, 2011

A Liver Picture is Worth a Thousand Words

The following post is nothing short of shameless self-promotion, but it is also liverish. My book, Freedom From Hepatitis C, will be released December 2011 by Square One Publishers. A friend saw the book cover on Amazon (available for pre-order) and asked me, “Is that the liver?” I replied, “Yes. The liver is the largest internal organ (the skin is the largest organ, but it is external), weighs 3 lbs., and is the size of a football. It has more than 500 functions, and you can’t live without one."

I was about to continue with this lecture, but then I remembered that she merely asked me, “Is that the liver?” She did not request a seminar. Sometimes I get carried away. I just love the liver.