Monthly Archives: March 2014

Dr. Sarah Myhill: Happy Me (Part II)


(Continued from yesterday [https://annecwoodlen.wordpress.com/2014/03/30/dr-sarah-myhill-happy-me/] ). I started applying these techniques during the 1980s in Annesley Woodhouse in Nottingham, where I was working in a mining community. Within a few years I had interest from friends and relations of my NHS … Continue reading

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Dr. Sarah Myhill: Happy Me


Dr. Sarah Myhill is a physician practicing in Wales. She has withdrawn from Great Britian’s National Health Service and gone into private practice. Her thoughts on the matter should inform every American who is a patient, and every physician who … Continue reading

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Because I Dared to Speak Freely


I awake in the middle of the night. My catheter bag needs to be emptied but I am too tired to get up and do it. Contrary to popular opinion, catheter bags do not leak when too full. Fluid follows … Continue reading

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In the Silent Darkness


Down the back sidewalk and turn right to go down the alley to the park; turn left to go up the alley to school. I went to the West Chester State Teachers College Demonstration School, which is way too much … Continue reading

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A Quiet Place that was Green and Safe


The house was three stories tall, had four rooms in the basement and two flights of stairs to each floor. I was only seven years old the day we moved in and I got lost, only being found by following … Continue reading

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Us vs. St. Joseph’s Inpatient Psychiatry


News from MC, a fellow victim: This is almost a full year later [after http://behindthelockeddoors.wordpress.com/2013/04/29/greetings-gentlefolk/ ] and I was just recently released from the 3-6 unit [St. Joseph’s Hospital, inpatient psychiatry]. Nothing has changed from what you wrote other than … Continue reading

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Time Yet for a Hundred . . .


Five o’clock Saturday afternoon and it’s snowing again. We’ve had 128 inches—that would be ten and three-quarter feet—which breaks the records for Normal Average to Date, This Time Last Season, and Normal Season’s Average, leaving us only the All Time … Continue reading

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The Incompetent Melissas


Correction to yesterday’s post (https://annecwoodlen.wordpress.com/2014/03/11/for-want-of-5-00/): I wrote “There is a county benefit card”; in fact, it’s a New York State benefit card. So (continuing from yesterday) what Melissa, the Chronic Care caseworker, does is immediately deny all responsibility for the … Continue reading

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For Want of $5.00


You would think that after 67 years I finally would have gotten used to Daylight Savings Time. Fact: I haven’t. It is a cognitive complexity that I still haven’t adjusted to. Further complexity: people with severe autoimmune diseases often have … Continue reading

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Just another Friggin’ Hearing?


So I woke up this morning and immediately had to write a five-page statement to today’s administrative law judge. The government had been totally screwing me again and I had to put a stop to it. I was incarcerated—not treated, … Continue reading

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