Monthly Archives: November 2013

The Day After Thanksgiving


Trust me when I tell you that oxycodone withdrawal is a bitch. Also a bastard, a f+^j,>g !@#$%^&* and a really, really bad thing.

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A Passing Story


James Kirk Wilde, 84, of Parkesburg, passed away on Wednesday, Nov. 27. The Wildes buried the Hope-Copelands. The Wildes were five generations of men who owned a family funeral home. The Hope-Copelands were ten generations of my family. In all … Continue reading

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Thanksgiving Breakfast


Stevie the Wonder POA (Power of Attorney) called at 8:30 a.m. Thanksgiving morning to say he was at the grocery store and what would I like? After a moment of talking, I seized on A SANDWICH. Who’d’a thunk it? Ask … Continue reading

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Crouse Hospital: Your Care. In Our Hands. (Part II)


The nurse called the on-call doctor, who refused to change the dosage of oxycodone. The on-call was covering his ass: do nothing, and let the patient suffer, instead of doing something and risk it coming back on him. I finally … Continue reading

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Crouse Hospital: Giving Excuses, Not Medicine


I am legally a resident of Iroquois Nursing Home, but I have been in Crouse Hospital for 77 days because the Iroquois, under a judge’s order to find appropriate placement for me, has done nothing. Nor has Crouse tried to … Continue reading

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Turkeys, Roasted and Otherwise


Two days before Thanksgiving with a big blow coming in—can the giant balloons ride the wind for Macy’s parade or will they have to be grounded? Big question. The country waits breathlessly for the news—or not, as the case may … Continue reading

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Beg for Water and Drink Germs


So here I still am in Crouse Hospital on Alternative Level of Care which gets me one doctor visit per week. Except that two weeks ago someone sent me a connection to something about Chronic Fatigue Immune Deficiency Syndrome (CFIDS), … Continue reading

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