I’m on Rogers TV to Fight Back Pain–Along With Babywearing, Cats, the Ottawa Little Theatre, and Contraband Cigarettes!

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Daytime Ottawa’s Roula Thomas, Dylan Black, me, and The Emergency Doctor’s Guide to a Pain-Free Back!

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Mike Thompson, star of the Ottawa Little Theatre’s The Mouse House, demonstrates “I Am Not Worthy,” one of my back pain poses–and one he uses before every performance.

I appeared on Rogers TV’s Daytime Ottawa for The Emergency Doctor’s Guide to a Pain-Free Back! Yay!

Subscribers can tune in here. They’re also giving away a free copy, so contact the producer, Danielle [dot] Allard [at] rci.rogers.com, if you’d like to win.

My co-stars included the Ottawa Little Theatre, Ottawa Stray Cat Rescue, and experts on babywearing contrabend cigarettes. I feel like I have a connection to all of these.

  1. I have a lot of respect for theatre–the thrill of the words, the flair of the actors, the mastermind of the director. Plus, Mike used to be a paramedic in Edmonton! Good reason to go see The Mouse House.
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I bought this silk sling for Max. I have no idea where it is now.

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Matt preferred the baby Bjorn. See the books behind them? I’m on my way to the Brantford Library to speak about Stockholm Syndrome: Lessons Learned in Hostage Taking. Yay, libraries!

2. We used to wear our babies all the time. It’s just a great way to keep your hands free while you’ve got an infant.

Débora Rodrigues was speaking for the Babywearing in Canada conference. I know my friend Dr. Mai-Anh LeVan is also a strong advocate for safe babywearing.

3. I don’t have a cute picture of contraband cigarettes, but I treat smokers (and families of smokers) all the time. You can watch their Rogers segment here.

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Me and Anastasia. With baby-wrapping help from Genevieve, who is one of Anastasia’s godmothers.

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For Anastasia’s baby naming ceremony, we had freezing rain and everyone was too afraid to drive–except our neighbour Eleanor and Matt’s parents friends, Maureen and Willie.

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This is a kitten Matt rescued when he was walking Olo and heard some mewing. He figured she was very small because she could hardly walk. I named her Hilo, after a Hawaiian city, and also because then I could say Hilo Kitty. Please feel free to contact the Ontario SPCA or Ottawa Stray Cat Rescue!

4. IMG_2711We’ve always adopted our dogs through the SPCA. I still miss Olo, our first dog. Absolutely trustworthy, loyal, funny, and quiet. He died of metastatic cancer when he was barely five years old.