Tag Archives: diagnosis

The $5.2 Million Man: When Is It Time To Die?


Five-point-two million dollars were spent to keep one 69-year-old retired prison guard alive in the Duke University Hospital ICU for 34 days; he was then discharged to death. His wife said, “I was just hoping it would save my husband’s … Continue reading

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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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Physical or Mental Illness?


Last year—The Year of the Beast—while I was a patient in Crouse Hospital I had multiple episodes in which I was fully conscious but unresponsive. Following severely stressful events I could hear what was happening around me but I could … Continue reading

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MY DAY or It’s About the Immune System, Stupid


So I dragged myself out of bed after a disrupted night’s sleep and—tired all to pieces—I got a glass of orange juice, which sent me into a sneezing fit, which—along with the extreme fatigue, not to mention the shortness of … Continue reading

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Ethical Issues Related to Treatment Induced Harm (Part I)


Or:  Every resource available to get off psych meds By Ron Unger on September 8, 2012 Many people come into the mental health system often after being betrayed and traumatized in a number of ways: too often, the mental health system … Continue reading

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Who’s Afraid of the Idiots in Government?


So the new home health aide hours that Onondaga County has authorized—“effective immediately,” which was on Monday, August 20—are to go on the call-out list, which consists of about eight agencies that have contracted to serve poor people.  John, the … Continue reading

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Ask for a Social Worker, Get a Nurse


This is a complaint against: The Visiting Nurse Association at 1050 W. Genesee St., Syracuse NY 13204, for abandoning me.  I am so sick that I need 24-hour care but the VNA has left me with no care at all. … Continue reading

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