My MG Journey – Speaker Sara Hasemeyer
Better Breathing through Technology – Speaker Sally O’Meara, RN
Sunday, November 4, 2018
Advocate Lutheran General Hospital Atrium & Auditorium
1775 Dempster Street
Park Ridge, Illinois
Important: Park in the Parking Lot B. This is BEHIND the hospital!
Use the Children’s Hospital Outpatient Center Entrance.
My MG Journey
Some careers adapt better than others when it comes to myasthenia. Sara Hasemeyer was a professional dancer in a Chicago-based Spanish dance troupe. Her work depended on strength and agility. She’ll share how she refocused her priorities and continues to live a full life.
Better Breathing through Technology
Is my breathing okay? It doesn’t feel right. Should I call the doctor? I don’t want to bother anyone.
Sally O’Meara, RN and nurse educator, knows firsthand what it’s like to live with the uncertainties of MG symptoms. She’s on a mission to reduce that uncertainty for others – especially when it comes to breathing problems.
Sally will speak about various ways MG patients can assess their respiratory status and determine when breathing support is needed. She’ll explain several devices, including BiPAP machines, portable suction units, cough assist devices, and Trilogy home ventilators. She’ll discuss what it takes to qualify for these types of machines so you can know as much as possible before you cantact providers. Sally wants to help you advocate for yourself to maintain your best possible breathing status.
Your comments and questions are welcome.
Event is free, includes lunch. A donation of $25 per person (or amount of your choice) would help offset costs.
11:30am – 12:00pm Registration
12:00pm – 12:40pm Luncheon – pasta buffet lunch, soda, coffee, tea – GRAINGER ATRIUM
12:40pm – 1:00pm Conquer MG Updates – OLSON AUDITORIUM
1:00 pm – 3:00pm Presentations & Discussion
Please register by Tuesday, October 30 to be included in the count for lunch. You can register by clicking the Register button at the top of the page. Or call the office at 1-800-888-6208. (Walk-ins are welcome. But your advance notice helps us plan for enough seating and food.)