Tag Archives: Catholic Church

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

Posted in chronic fatigue, Depression, Recover | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

On Being Loaded


As a society we maintain a fiction that electric wheelchairs enable people with disabilities to be independent.  The fact is that people with disabilities no longer have anyone upon whom they can depend to push their wheelchairs; that’s why we … Continue reading

Posted in activism, advocacy, disability, disability rights, Government Services, Housing, Medicaid, Onondaga County, Poverty, Power, power wheelchairs, Powerlessness, Values | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

The New-Patient Appointment (Part II)


So I’m sitting in the treatment room on my first visit to Dr. Suzanne Lamanna and the almost-an-LPN has just told me that this appointment is “just a meet-and-greet,” then she tries to take my blood pressure.  She fails to manipulate the … Continue reading

Posted in American medical industry, disability, Health Care, Medical care, physician, Power | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 4 Comments

Grandma’s Story Continues


. . . her.  She was a farm girl, body and soul—cooking, camping, being a good mother—that was the life she was meant for.  He was different.  He grew up near the city and didn’t have much in the way … Continue reading

Posted in Government Services, Housing, Poverty, Power, Spirituality, Values | Tagged , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

The Wheelbarrow


            The wheelbarrow sat in front of the apartment building when I moved in four years ago.  I didn’t notice it then.             Maybe it was the next year that I was well enough to notice it.  It was old … Continue reading

Posted in disability, disability rights, Nature, power wheelchairs, Values | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment