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Richard Davies is scheduled to be my guest Tuesday June 19th at 12:35pm for a phone interview.



When Richard Davies says he knows a thing or two about being sick, you better believe him. Over the course of his life, Davies, author of the new book A Reluctant Miracle, has spent approximately two years in hospitals for everything from broken bones to misplaced organs. In 2003 he was diagnosed with prostate cancer and multiple myeloma in 2004. But with the help of his long-suffering wife Terri and a good sense of humor (not to mention a decent amount of chemotherapy, total body irradiation, and a few painkillers) Davies is now healthy and sharing his advice to others facing a chronic illness. In a charming, funny, and informative interview Richard can discuss:

  • Tips for staying on the good side of caregivers, nurses, and doctors, even when things are at their worst
  • Navigating the United States health care system from a British perspective, and what he’d change about it
  • Sex and intimacy during a prolonged, life-threatening illness – more important than you realize!
  • Sharing his DNA with two other people: the rare experience of receiving a bone marrow transplant from an unrelated donor
  • What it means to be a “good” patient and the importance of being involved in your healthcare
  • …and of course a few good jokes as well!

Richard Davies was the youngest of three children, born in an English military hospital in 1955 and raised in the countryside of North Wales. Over the course of his life he has spent approximately two years in hospitals, for everything from broken bones to misplaced organs. Though he currently has a clean bill of health and leads an active “climb every mountain” lifestyle, Davies continues to live with multiple myeloma, a type of cancer which has no cure. He currently lives in Colorado with his wife, Terri.


A Reluctant Miracle is available in print and e-book format from Amazon, Barnes & Noble, and Dog Ear Publishing

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