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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To The Visiting Nurses Association


ANNE C WOODLEN                                             ___  ribs2007@yahoo.com 501 S. Crouse Ave.,  Syracuse NY 13210                        July 20, 2012   Executive Director Visiting Nurse Association 1050 W. Genesee St. Syracuse NY 13204   Dear Gentlefolk:   I have been a patient … Continue reading

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HUD’s DUNs


DUN.  Dead Upstairs Neighbor.  Your ceiling starts to leak so you put in a work order with the management office.  They send the superintendent, who comes and looks at your ceiling, then goes upstairs and finds your neighbor dead on … Continue reading

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Sixty Thousand Times


I began the blog Anne C Woodlen:  Notes in Passing in August 2010.  It has been read 31,789 times, with 215 being the most in one day.  Behind the Locked Doors of Inpatient Psychiatry was begun in November 2010.  It has been read 28,371 … Continue reading

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