Category Archives: advocacy

What is Dr. Howard’s Problem?


On April 2 I saw Dr. Myles Howard at Syracuse Community Health Center (SCHC). (I had previously seen him once about three years ago.) He told me that SCHC did not do catheter changes and referred me to Upstate Medical … Continue reading

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What Is Really Going On Here?


Last week I called the home health care agency that was supplying my home health aide and asked them what their policy is about aides using cell phones. In the olden days, around 1995, the standard policy was that no … 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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GET HELP FOR ALICE


An open letter to three directors at Crouse Hospital who are members of the Plaza Corporation board of directors that oversees the Iroquois Nursing Home: Yesterday while I theoretically was napping, I spent 45 minutes listening to my roommate Cora … Continue reading

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GET HELP FOR CORA


So yesterday afternoon, after lunch, after my medication, after Dr. Shawl’s regular monthly visit, I settled down for a nap. And the aide brought my roommate Cora in and apparently left her sitting on a bedpan. Cora called out for … Continue reading

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Yelling at Mark


It is September, the day after Labor Day. Children are back in school, parents’ vacations are over, and it’s time to hunker down and get back to work. So where are we at? So far today, I have had several … Continue reading

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Cora and Jeanette


nhintake@health.state.ny.us To: Nursing Home Intake Complaints Fr: Anne C Woodlen Dt: August 31, 2013 Re: Cora, Rm. 422 Iroquois Nursing Home Jamesville, NY “Mo-ther . . . Mo-ther . . . Mo-ther, please help me . . . I made … Continue reading

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