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Lifeliner: Podcast 29, 30, And Epilogue

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Lifeliner Podcast Chapter 30 and Epilogue, Resurrection
Jeej leaves the country on business, and Judy fades. She’s had a longer life than she’d ever thought possible back in 1970, and she decides it’s time to say good-bye. Yet death is not the end. And her life is not the beginning and end of TPN. Her example, her courage, her life inspired others to live longer, fruitful lives and restored quality of life to tens of thousands of very sick-but-not-dying people around the world.

Chapter Twenty-Nine: The Battle Is Done and Chapter Thirty: Resurrection

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Lifeliner: Podcast 28, Despair

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Lifeliner: Podcast Chapter 28, Despair
Cliff finds Judy dying in Toronto General Hospital. Panicked, he phones Jeej at his home. Jeej is astounded, but advises Cliff to transfer her to St. Michael’s Hospital if he wants him to look after her. Within hours, Judy is at the Queen Street hospital, and Jeej is there with his residents and the nurses. Shock at her condition stuns him for a moment, but he recovers quickly and mobilizes his team to save Judy’s life. Once again.

Chapter Twenty-Eight: Despair

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Lifeliner: Podcast 27, Dr. Cowboy, Where Are You?

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Lifeliner: Podcast Chapter 27, Dr. Cowboy, Where Are You?
Some change is not good. Judy’s doctor, the man who saved her life and kept her alive for almost two decades, has moved to a new hospital. Worse, the TPN program did not move with him because Toronto General Hospital fought for and won the battle to keep it. While Jeej works to train people at St. Michael’s Hospital and to create a new TPN program there, Judy’s health deteriorates.

Chapter Twenty-Seven: Dr. Cowboy, Where Are You?

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Lifeliner: Podcast 26, LifelineLetter Award

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Lifeliner: Chapter 26 Podcast, LifelineLetter Award

“It was like travelling with a celebrity,” Marlene told me when I was interviewing her about Judy Taylor. Nowhere was that more true than on their road trips down to New York state for the annual Oley conferences. Judy loved those conferences, meeting fellow patients, being able to travel with her friends from Toronto General Hospital, talking to doctors and nurses involved in TPN care. For being the first to live on Home TPN and for inspiring so many to live good lives on this artificial form of feeding, Judy won the inaugural LifelineLetter Award from Oley.

Chapter Twenty-Six: LifelineLetter Award

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Lifeliner: Chapter 25 Podcast

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Lifeliner Chapter 25 Podcast

In this chapter, Judy starts experiencing the consequences of too little nutrient knowledge early in her life on TPN. Back in the late 1960s/early 1970s, not much was known about Vitamin D given intravenously; because of Judy, they discovered the requirements are much less in TPN than in a normal food diet. At first, it seemed she’d be OK. But then in the 1980s, she began breaking bones. And soon her hair began falling out, for reasons unknown. Her health care team spent the decade trying to learn more, trying to help her.

Chapter Twenty-Five: Breaking Bones, Falling Hair