I hope that you enjoyed the week of Feeding Tube Awareness that I shared on a couple weeks ago. Sorry for the lack of post last week! I was gearing up for the Oley conference in Dallas that I had the honor of sharing my story at last Saturday!
I wanted to come here to share a bit on that and give those who didn’t get a chance to attend, the opportunity to watch the recording of my talk if they wanted to, which you’ll find below!
First of all, I got to reconnect with my sweet pediatric GI doctor! It was a total surprise until I asked a friend if he knew of any Dallas Children’s Hospital doctors, then he told me mine was going to be there the very next day! Was an absolute joy to see her after all these years!
I also got to see my precious friend, Stephanie from Washington state! I missed her so! We get to see one another about once a year at conferences, but it feels like we never go very long without seeing one another cause we are definitely phone best pals all the days of the year!
And then we both stayed with the amazing Nurse Pat! It was truly a week with some of my most favorite humans. Dang, I wish I’d gotten a photo with everyone at the conference!
It was a great weekend, and I got to meet lots of fun new friends too!
Now for the “Consumer Story” talk I did on the morning of the conference!
Unfortunately, I do not have very stellar video editing skills, and it’s just off of my iPhone, so it’s not a very exciting looking video (though I did somehow manage to make it have a cute thumbnail which was a new thing I learned!) I’ll also share the slides I was going through just as part of this blog post, so you’ll have to flip through as you listen to the audio if you want to! Maybe one day I’ll learn some video editing, who knows! But for now, here’s what I’ve got!
p.s. I whisper at the very beginning, but don’t worry, I don’t whisper the entire time, ha!
Here’s the slides if you’d like to follow along! (It’s going to probably go way faster than I’m talking.. So press pause if you want to!)
That’s a wrap! I hope you enjoyed it. I really didn’t expect as many tears as there were, but that’s okay. I’m all about being real about those emotions, but sometimes forget to give myself that freedom.
Thanks so much for hanging out here! ❤