How did Kathy Urschel die?
Kath was visiting a friend out of town. She was blind, got up in the morning and thought she was stepping into the bathroom when actually she was stepping onto the stairs. A sighted person instinctively would have thrown their upper body backwards against the fall, resulting in injury to the legs and lower body.
An unsighted person, not knowing she is going down, doesn’t arc backwards. Kath went down head-first and broke her head-bone. It is generally believed that when death comes from a head injury, the soul is immediately released from the body and is free to move on. Kath, in death as in life, kept on moving.
What should I do if I have bed bugs in a subsidized apartment?
See “Bedbugs to HUD (Parts I & II)”: http://annecwoodlen.wordpress.com/2010/11/03/bedbugs-to-hud-part-i/
Why isn’t the government doing anything about bedbugs?
Why should it? Whatever happened to taking care of yourself? You’ve got the Internet—get educated and do what’s needed. Sheesh. Have you ever heard of personal responsibility? Davy Crocket never asked the government to kill him a bear.
People with renal failure disability—where is housing for them?
Federally subsidized housing for people with disabilities does not make a distinction between the types of disability. HUD (Housing and Urban Development) accepts any disability that substantially limits normal activity—“walking, talking, hearing, seeing, breathing, learning, performing manual tasks, and caring for oneself.” If you’ve got a major limitation then you can get subsidized housing. Go to http://www.hud.gov/offices/hsg/mfh/hto/inventorysurvey.cfm to start your search.
Am I eligible for Food Stamps in Herkimer County, NY?
Yes, if you are eligible anywhere else then you are also eligible in Herkimer County. Food Stamps is a federal program and eligibility criteria are federally established. The county can’t screw with you; they’ve got to follow federal guidelines. Go to http://www.snap-step1.usda.gov/fns/ to start the application process.
Two years ago Food Stamps got renamed SNAP—Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program—but the phrase “Food Stamps” is so deeply ingrained in the culture that nobody calls it SNAP.
Bipolar type 2 federal government disability
“Federal government disability” is correctly called Social Security Disability (SSD). You may or may not be eligible for SSD depending on the severity of your bipolar depression, type 2. Pneumonia can be so mild that you continue to go to work while being treated; conversely, it can be so bad that you die from it. Bipolar type 2 is the same way. If you’ve got a mild case then you don’t get SSD; if you’re totally wrecked then you do. Only way to find out is to apply.
Inpatient psychiatric alliances
Inpatient psychiatric alliances are a really bad thing. When you are suffering from an acute psychiatric illness is not the time to hook up. Get healthy, get the other person’s contact information, then go home and let some time pass. If you’re still interested, get in touch. Same-sex friendships are more apt to work than romantic relationships. If it’s a same-sex romantic relationship, you’ll have to ask someone else.
Law on locked doors in a psychiatric unit
The law is that they can lock the doors to a psychiatric unit, not that they must. Administrators have the option of locking the doors if necessary for the protection of an inpatient. Funny how there always seems to be an inpatient who needs such protection.
In fact, if inpatient psychiatric care were healthy, respectful and beneficial, then you wouldn’t have to lock the doors to keep the patients in.
Hospitals do not have the right to lock the doors to keep people out but that is actually what they are doing. It is much easier to run a facility if nobody is allowed in except the inmates (which is what patients are called on inpatient units in Canada).
Behind the locked doors, all manner of abuse and mistreatment can take place. And it does. Locked doors are the intimidation that the psychiatric system uses to keep the public out and unaware of what’s happening.
Defy the system. Go in. See what’s happening. Inform yourself.
Chronic fatigue syndrome
The noted immunologist, Dr. David Felten, says that fatigue is the first indicator that the immune system is in trouble. Consider multiple sclerosis and lupus, for example. Consider a bad cold or the flu, for further examples. If you’re really tired it’s probably because your immune system is overwhelmed.
The immune system’s first job is to fight off foreign invaders. That includes germs, splinters, alien pharmaceuticals and—in some cases—sperm. (This is very rare; if it were more frequent we could cut down on birth control pills.)
Every drug you take carries a warning that it may cause fatigue, lethary, malaise, tiredness, etc. This is because your immune system is trying to get rid of all the crap that is in physician-prescribed drugs.
When did William Penn get married to Hannah Callowhill?
1696. Callowhill was Penn’s second wife and he lived twenty-two years after their marriage. Penn married his first wife, Gulielma Maria Springett, when he was twenty-eight.
Thanks for asking.