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People Not Patients: Author Lydia Slaby in conversation with Avra Lorrimer

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49 Clerkenwell Green

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Lydia Slaby is an advocate, speaker, and writer focused on empowering people, communities, and organizations faced with daunting change.

Lydia was thirty-three years old and had everything she believed would make her happy: three fancy private school degrees; a successful husband who was in the inner circles of Barack Obama’s presidential campaign; a high-paying job as an attorney—even an enviable yoga practice.

But under the surface Lydia’s life was in free-fall. Her new marriage was one argument after another, she had a job she never wanted, and for some reason she had begun to rapidly lose weight and turn a strange shade of yellowish-green. When she made a doctor’s appointment to talk about the toll of extreme stress, she was instead admitted with a diagnosis of lymphoma.

As a cancer survivor, Lydia tries to piece back together her marriage, her career, and her own worth. Wait, It Gets Worse is a story about following all the rules only to learn the hard way the only things she now knows to be true: that control is a lie and an illusion, and love will save your life.

Join Lydia and H+K Managing Director Avra Lorrimer as the two discuss Lydia's experience surviving and recovering cancer and the many things she learned about health, healthcare, and the human experience along the way.

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