Wherein a surgeon tells some stories, shares some thoughts, and occasionally shoots off his mouth. Like a surgeon.
Thursday, October 18, 2007
Still searching for better ways to get audio connected here, I've just set up a podcast site. I recorded another few pages of my book, and invite you to go there and have a listen. And this request: hang in there through the first minute or so. It gets better.
The link is here.
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Wonderful!!! (and yes I listened).
Fantastic! Are you going to put this on iTunes? I just got into podcasting a few months ago for my medical school (check it out here) and it's been a lot of fun so far.
Ben: I noticed when I set up the podcast site that sending it to iTunes is an option. Hadn't considered it, really, but maybe I'll check it out further...
if that doesn't sell the book, nothing will. mind you, if you do regular readings, there will be no reason to buy the book.
Sid, do you have the audio rights to your book? If so, you might look into making an audio recording. You have a great voice for it. I can just imagine it saying to me, "Now, Pricey, this won't hurt a bit..."
Lynn: thanks. I sort of have the rights, in that when I mentioned it to the publisher, they said they weren't interested in doing it, and suggested I look into it myself. The idea is appealing; I've made a couple of tepid inquiries, and if I can find a way to do it without spending a lot of money, I might take it on. According to the publisher, sales of audio books is roughly 10% of "real" books, which would mean it wouldn't likely pay for itself...
I know this is off-topic, but I wondered if you could point me in the right direction to learn more about patient advocacy? I felt that since I've had lots of surgery and I know how some really, really sick patients may feel, I would like to help them in some way (like you do in a medical way), like volunteering to be a patient advocate but I don't know the first thing about it. Thanks!
Justine: It's something I've thought about, too; wondering if there were a way to work with patients in a hospital setting to help them through the process.... I don't know anything specific about it. I suppose I'd start by contacting the nearest hospital and connecting to their volunteer services. Or, if you have a specific concept in mind, talking to the head of nursing or the CEO. In other words, I have nothing specific to offer, but I think it's an important idea.
Great Sid! I Always wonder what someones voice will sound like. Personally, I would be more inclined to purchase an audio version of your book because I seldom have time to read for pleasure, it's hard enough to find time to read for my education, but I spend a lot of time in my vehicle running from home to hospital to hospital and back.
Looking forward to more.
I LOVED it-thank you! :)
I tried to leave a message on your podcast site but it wouldn't let me.
How do I get my comment accepted?
seaspray: it seems to work ok. The comment window is over to the right of the comments, and it gives options of posting anonymously, etc.
GRRR...No-matter-what-I-do...it will not let me comment.
I entered my name and then web page and it said I didn't enter correct URL or something like that. (It was my address)
I entered as anonymous (not much to do wrong there) and it said something about using correct fields.
I'll just comment here or lurk.
Thank you very much for your suggestion. The hospital here said they don't need patient advocates, but there's a program for "surgery companions" that I'll look into.
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