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What is Wrong with this Woman? Recovering from Chronic Fatigue and Depression (Part VI)


The chief of hospitalists listened long and thoughtfully to my tale of woe and he got it!  He took over management of my case and relieved me of the line of hospitalists, one of whom had stood at my window … 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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Two Hearts on Whole Wheat


A year ago I met Richard Gottlieb at the Empathic Therapy Conference.  Dick is a Board Certified Diplomate in Clinical Social Work and a really nice guy.  In Hindu terms, he has risen to the level of sattva, i.e., calm goodness.  … Continue reading

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Knowing


The night is soft and lovely as it settles over “The Hill”—Syracuse University.  The freshmen started moving in yesterday.  I wheel the Hill and wonder. These kids—our children—come to the university with long, tan legs and eager faces.  Their parents accompany … Continue reading

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How a Day Goes to Hell, Hospital-style


At 6:50 a.m., I wake up, ring for a nurse to empty my catheter bag, go to the bathroom, and start the morning’s clean-up.  As I stand at the sink, I wonder why I don’t feel better.  After I got … Continue reading

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Speaking My Language, and the Good Guys


August 10  Once upon a time a therapist had a patient who was planning to kill some people and then herself.  She was very intentional and very much in control, so he sent her to be admitted to inpatient psychiatry.  Shortly … Continue reading

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