Tag Archives: alternative therapies

Into the Light


It is all very strange, and probably would be vastly improved by a lovely box of chocolates but I haven’t any. On December 30, I laid it out: twice a week there would be acupuncture, massage, psychotherapy and physical therapy, … Continue reading

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Homelessness


Abruptly, I decide to try the empty apartment where I still have a lease but no heat, lights, emergency telephone or furniture, except a bed. I leave the Crouse Hospital waiting room, go outside and wheel down the hill. The … Continue reading

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Upstate Medical Center’s Zero Alternatives


So I’m in Upstate Medical Center’s emergency room, admitted at 5:00 p.m., requesting a glucometer check, insulin, and a psych consult. They put me on a stretcher in the hallway and leave me there for about five hours. My glucose … Continue reading

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