Blogswarm of good vibes for Pam Spaulding

by: Adam Bink

Mon Nov 22, 2010 at 15:00


I first met Pam while Mike and I were on book tour last year in Durham, NC. We all had dinner together along with some local Traction folks at a great Mexican place in advance of our book reading, and instantly we struck up an engaging conversation on blog media. Her insight on the role of LGBT blog media and ideas on improving organizations in the LGBT ecosystem blew me away, as it does for many. I've had the good fortune to collaborate with Pam on some projects and discussions since then, and it's no exaggeration to say I think she is one of the smartest people in LGBT and mainstream progressive politics.

I'm saying this because this morning Pam went into surgery for a laproscopic hysterectomy, which is made all the more complicated because she has insulin-dependent diabetes.

She just came out and is in recovery, but it will be up and down. So here's to joining a blogswarm of hope for recovery for Pam. And as you all know because we ask for it, making a living while blogging is hard, particularly because Pam has to pay her deductible in advance (what a great health care system we have), along with other unforeseen expenses. I just popped in a few shekels, and if you like the contributions she makes to blog media, please consider doing the same. Whatever you do, join me in sending some love.

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Pam is a tough girl, she'll master this difficult time. (4.00 / 2)
Just look at the remarkable countenance she showed when reporting about the upcoming "slice & dice" (her words!) day. Respect!

However, she doesn't get paid sick leave, and the hospital added insult to injury by demanding an advance payment. Would be great if OLers who can afford it sent some bucks to her paypal account. Pam really shouldn't have to worry about money now!


Pam is great, and a much needed and appreciated voice. (4.00 / 3)
I hope she recovers fully, and soon! And I also hope those who can will contribute.

It's beyond tragic that we continue to suffer under this nightmare of a corporate "health care" system. Me, I can't afford insurance at all, not even the high deductible emergency kind.  


Also, no paid sick leave! (0.00 / 0)
That's the standard in Europe, since I don't know when. Prolly since the times of Bismarck in the late 19th century. But unknown in the US? That's mindboggling.

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Paid sick leave here exists, (4.00 / 2)
but only for the lucky.  

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