Monthly Archives: December 2014

What is Wrong with this Woman? Recovering from Chronic Fatigue and Depression (Part VII)


So we were talking about Gerry Edwards, who had traveled around the world with the Moonies, getting an up-close-and-personal look at the major religions of the world, not to mention a really bad case of gastrointestinal distress from the buffet … Continue reading

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What is Wrong with this Woman? Recovering from Chronic Fatigue and Depression (Part VI)


The chief of hospitalists listened long and thoughtfully to my tale of woe and he got it!  He took over management of my case and relieved me of the line of hospitalists, one of whom had stood at my window … Continue reading

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What is Wrong with this Woman? Recovering from Chronic Fatigue and Depression (Part V)


So I went home and took an overdose of insulin, which ended me up in the Emergency Room with a glucose level of about 120, which was pretty wonderful.  I was interviewed by a psychiatrist who said I didn’t need … Continue reading

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What is Wrong with this Woman? Recovery, Chronic Fatigue and Depression (Part IV)


Somewhere along the line around 2011 I had diagnosed myself as being depressed and set out to get a talk therapist, which turned out not to be as easy as it sounds.  What I didn’t understand was that the abuse … Continue reading

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Recovery, Chronic Fatigue and Depression (Part III)


I had learned that the cause of depression is the perception of powerlessness; once I got my power back then I would be all right. Um, well, not exactly. Around 2009 I moved to another HUD-subsidized apartment building in Syracuse.  … Continue reading

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Recovery, Chronic Fatigue and Depression (Part II)


Healthy diet I have diabetes mellitus, type 2, and am overweight.  My glucose was too high so I worked with a dietician to get on a proper healthy diet.  For people with diabetes, the hemoglobin A1C test results should be … Continue reading

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Recovery, Chronic Fatigue and Depression


When I was 14 years old, on a Friday afternoon I went to Nelda Jane’s house for the weekend.  She wanted to go horseback riding and swimming; I wanted to go to sleep or sit under a tree and read.  … Continue reading

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