Monthly Archives: July 2012

Syracuse Police Bully Two Elderly Disabled Citizens


My aide and I were returning from the drugstore and coming down Crouse Avenue around 4:45 p.m., Monday 30 July 2012, when we saw police cars and a gathering of people at the corner of Crouse and Madison.  My aide … Continue reading

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When Sooner becomes Later


So Dr. Tucker asked, “Would you be willing to go see the immunologists at the Cleveland Clinic?”  I said yes and he said he would arrange a hospital-to-hospital transfer. When he came back a day or two later, Dr. Tucker quietly … Continue reading

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Finding Dr. Tucker


So there it was:  I was living a pointless life.  The bad news was that I had no family or health, and those are the two things that people identify as the most important things in their life.  The good … Continue reading

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What’s the Point?


So what is going to happen?  I give that some thought.  First, I don’t want Nurse Sharon to touch me, so I would have to get a new home health care agency and a new nurse.  But I also don’t … Continue reading

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What Is Going to Happen?


So God says “Come on home,” and my mother shows up in my dreams to help me pack, and then it occurs to me:  all I have to do is stop drinking. An incompetent psychiatrist kept me on lithium long … Continue reading

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Dumbfounded and Smiling


We need to talk.  Or, rather, there’s something I need to tell you and I’m having a rather hard time doing it.  I could tell you about Carol, who was a friend I had made in some civic organization.  We … Continue reading

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Great Aunt Mildred and the MRI


A few years ago I needed an MRI—I no longer remember why.  I’d had open MRIs but this one had to be a closed MRI and my psychologist and I weren’t entirely sure if I could handle it.  He—Dr. Paul … Continue reading

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