Monthly Archives: August 2012

The Greater Gods and Goddesses


I woke up around 6:30 a.m.—which is normal for me—then did a little work on the computer until my new aide arrived for her second day at work.  She totally botched the coffee but I was very forgiving and told … Continue reading

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Me and the Camel


I have been thinking about dying and it’s really confusing to me.  The first thing that happened when I told people I’d been referred to Hospice was that the conversation would come to a dead halt, and I don’t understand … Continue reading

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The Right to Nap


 “Can you provide me with the details of your complaint at the property so that I may get in touch with the Management Agent.”  HUD Buffalo agent Sure.  Last Thursday, August 23, I was in bed, asleep, and only half-dressed, … Continue reading

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Who’s Afraid of the Idiots in Government?


So the new home health aide hours that Onondaga County has authorized—“effective immediately,” which was on Monday, August 20—are to go on the call-out list, which consists of about eight agencies that have contracted to serve poor people.  John, the … Continue reading

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August 25—four months till Christmas.  I dreamed that I was on Marshall Street (the commercial shopping area of Syracuse University two blocks away from my home) and, amid much joviality and merriment, they were taking down most of the bright … Continue reading

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Rosie


Yesterday I asked Rosie for help in filling out the applications to skilled nursing facilities.  A couple different agency people had told me that I should ask Rosie for help.  I have asked her in the past.  Rosie is a … Continue reading

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Ten Days Later


Ten days ago I posted a complaint, “Ask for a Social Worker, Get a Nurse,” so let’s do an update and see how things are going.  (https://annecwoodlen.wordpress.com/2012/08/12/ask-for-a-social-worker-get-a-nurse/ ) I filed the complaint against the Visiting Nurse Association (VNA) and its … Continue reading

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