Search Terms


Sometimes it is fun to check the last 30 days of search terms used on this blog. Today’s round-up starts with—

Can you wear dentures with BiPAP Dentures should be worn during the day and left out during the night. BiPAP (breathing) machines should be used whenever you sleep. Nothing needs to be changed. Yes, you can wear dentures with a BiPAP machine during the day; no, you don’t need to wear dentures with a BiPAP at night. Although my dentist sometimes wonders if the BiPAP mask is altering the shape of my mouth, but I can’t separate the mask from the whole clunking machine to take it in to show him. I don’t think it’s applying pressure anywhere that matters.

Are whites on Medicaid
About 12% of Americans are black, so in raw numbers a heck of a lot more whites than blacks are on Medicaid. Medicaid is for poor people, regardless of color. There are more poor whites than poor blacks.

Will Medicaid pay for a dating for people with celiac
This question makes no sense at all. Medicaid pays for health care for poor people. Celiac disease is a medical condition in which any food containing the gluten protein—wheat, rye, oats, barley, etc.—cannot be digested in the gut. The only treatment for celiac disease is to not eat any food containing gluten. The phrase “for a dating” makes no sense. Neither Medicaid nor Food Stamps make any special provisions for people with celiac disease however, I think Food Stamps should. You can actually die from untreated celiac disease, and the kinds of things that have to be substituted for wheat and other gluten-containing foods are substantially more expensive than wheat bread, etc. [And for the aide who said, “Oh, this isn’t wheat bread, this is regular bread”—what do you think “regular” bread is made from? Wheat!] Gluten-free substitutes for poor people with celiac disease should be subsidized; they aren’t.

Antidepressants and pheromones Antidepressants are pharmaceuticals; pheromones are hormones that, in the adult male and adult female, send and receive messages of sexual availability and attractibility. There is preliminary evidence that pharmaceuticals of any type, not just antidepressants, shut down pheromone production. Just the same as the cat on the back fence, human beings rely on olfactory sensations to be attracted to one another. Without pheromones, we are not attracted. It is not that he isn’t attracted to you because you are fat; it may be that he is not attracted to you because you are taking antidepressants. Two years after I started taking antidepressants, men stopped dating me. Twenty-four years later, after I stopped taking antidepressants, I became sexually attractive and active again. There is hope.

Medicaid white women The largest group of people receiving support from the Onondaga County Dept. of Social Services are single white women with minor children.

john holcomb syracuse n.y. What I heard was that one of the secretaries from the District Attorney’s Office got drunk. She was young, sweet and demure—her typical attire was a gray skirt, pink sweater and string of pearls. In her drunkenness, she accepted a ride home from District Attorney Jon Holcombe. The 1976 clambake was held in the county adjacent to Onondaga. Holcombe raped her once in his car in Madison County and again in Onondaga County. She resigned from her job the next morning and refused to file a rape complaint. She was well-liked by the D.A.’s staff and they were protective of her. That’s the story I heard from sources inside the D.A.’s Office.
What was reported in the newspaper was that Holcombe resigned from office after pleading guilty to one count of misdemeanor driving while intoxicated. The plea was accepted in settlement of an indictment that included two counts of misdemeanor sexual abuse. By pleading to a misdemeanor, Holcombe kept his license to practice law.

Can I live on $821.a month Sure, lots of us do it all the time. $821 is about the minimum for Social Security. You will not be able to maintain a car, nor will you be able to afford entertainment but there are free concerts and lectures. Cable television and the Internet will be very iffy. On $821 a month, you will have to live in HUD subsidized housing where they figure your rent by taking all your income, subtracting out-of-pocket medical expenses and dividing by three. My rent is $104 a month; the apartment is 540 square feet. You will get about $86 a month in Food Stamps, and all the Medicaid Clinics you want to wait in line for.

People with Asperger’s are surrounded by assholes Not true. People with Asperger’s Syndrome often behave like assholes; it is sometimes hard to tell the difference.

About annecwoodlen

I am a tenth generation American, descended from a family that has been working a farm that was deeded to us by William Penn. The country has changed around us but we have held true. I stand in my grandmother’s kitchen, look down the valley to her brother’s farm and see my great-great-great-great-great-grandmother Hannah standing on the porch. She is holding the baby, surrounded by four other children, and saying goodbye to her husband and oldest son who are going off to fight in the Revolutionary War. The war is twenty miles away and her husband will die fighting. We are not the Daughters of the American Revolution; we were its mothers. My father, Milton C. Woodlen, got his doctorate from Temple University in the 1940’s when—in his words—“a doctorate still meant something.” He became an education professor at West Chester State Teachers College, where my mother, Elizabeth Hope Copeland, had graduated. My mother raised four girls and one boy, of which I am the middle child. My parents are deceased and my siblings are estranged. My fiancé, Robert H. Dobrow, was a fighter pilot in the Marine Corps. In 1974, his plane crashed, his parachute did not open, and we buried him in a cemetery on Long Island. I could say a great deal about him, or nothing; there is no middle ground. I have loved other men; Bob was my soul mate. The single greatest determinate of who I am and what my life has been is that I inherited my father’s gene for bipolar disorder, type II. Associated with all bipolar disorders is executive dysfunction, a learning disability that interferes with the ability to sort and organize. Despite an I.Q. of 139, I failed twelve subjects and got expelled from high school and prep school. I attended Syracuse University and Onondaga Community College and got an associate’s degree after twenty-five years. I am nothing if not tenacious. Gifted with intelligence, constrained by disability, and compromised by depression, my employment was limited to entry level jobs. Being female in the 1960’s meant that I did office work—billing at the university library, calling out telegrams at Western Union, and filing papers at a law firm. During one decade, I worked at about a hundred different places as a temporary secretary. I worked for hospitals, banks, manufacturers and others, including the county government. I quit the District Attorney’s Office to manage a gas station; it was more honest work. After Bob’s death, I started taking antidepressants. Following doctor’s orders, I took them every day for twenty-six years. During that time, I attempted%2
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