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Syndrome W


Some time ago, a group psychologist treated me most unjustly.  In a rage of hurt and anger, I asked my individual psychologist, “What can I do?”  He replied, “You can write about it,” and thereby my call was given.  I … Continue reading

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When Sooner becomes Later


So Dr. Tucker asked, “Would you be willing to go see the immunologists at the Cleveland Clinic?”  I said yes and he said he would arrange a hospital-to-hospital transfer. When he came back a day or two later, Dr. Tucker quietly … Continue reading

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Finding Dr. Tucker


So there it was:  I was living a pointless life.  The bad news was that I had no family or health, and those are the two things that people identify as the most important things in their life.  The good … Continue reading

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What’s the Point?


So what is going to happen?  I give that some thought.  First, I don’t want Nurse Sharon to touch me, so I would have to get a new home health care agency and a new nurse.  But I also don’t … Continue reading

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The Police Response to the Incident


The incident–a disturbance among tenants–was reported here on May 28 (https://annecwoodlen.wordpress.com/2012/05/28/the-incident/). A police car pulled up in a couple minutes and Matthew Malinowski (badge 302), a young white man, about 5’7” and 140 lbs., interviewed me.  A friend of the woman … Continue reading

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February, and My Hero


Sometimes I just get tired.  The entire month of February, for example.  I have good ideas, know I should share them, but it’s just too much work.  Especially in February.  On Tuesday I discovered that my tulips and daffodils are … Continue reading

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Today’s Reason for Occupying Something


 Yesterday I had an utterly unbelievable experience:  the government told me that I could not spend my cash on what I wanted to.  Honest to God, I wheeled into a store, went up to the counter, put down a $20 … Continue reading

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