Monthly Archives: September 2012

Homeopathy or Bust


I have immune dysfunction which results in intolerance to medication, therefore, I have treated with alternatives to standard American medicine.  I have used light to treat seasonal affective disorder; air to treat sleep apnea, liquids to treat kidney disease, diet … Continue reading

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Welcome to Skilled Nursing 101


A nursing home is a hospital without the money.  Americans worship medicine, and where your heart is there also your money will be.  At St. Joseph’s Hospital, the beds cost $6000 and are, by and large, for the benefit of the … Continue reading

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Getting out of St. Joe’s


The last thing I got from St. Joe’s was a head cold. I woke up this morning feeling that it was well with my soul, and I was getting out of the hospital.  No way was I spending another twenty-four … Continue reading

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St. Joe’s: The Head is at the Foot (Part II)


The curtains between us are being kept closed.  I go on with my life, reading, sleeping, working on the computer, and ignore Roomie.  In the first place, with all her continual talking—to staff, on the phone, to herself—I never can … Continue reading

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How about that Malice?


St. Joseph’s Hospital, whose Internet access I must use while inpatient, has blocked access to my blog, calling it a “malicious site.”  (This would be the same hospital that serves iceberg lettuce, bought new beds but not new sheets to … Continue reading

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St. Joe’s: The Head is at the Feet


A few years ago, St. Joseph’s Hospital got new beds.  At shoulder height on each side of the bed there are controls for raising and lowering the head and the foot, and at waist height there is a third set … Continue reading

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St. Joe’s: One Flight Up (Part II)


I waited several weeks for a reply, then tried to call the Holland Hospital rehabilitation director three times.  He neither accepted nor returned my calls, so I wrote to the executive director of the hospital: Dale Sowders, President Holland Hospital … Continue reading

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