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Recovery, Chronic Fatigue and Depression


When I was 14 years old, on a Friday afternoon I went to Nelda Jane’s house for the weekend.  She wanted to go horseback riding and swimming; I wanted to go to sleep or sit under a tree and read.  … Continue reading

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The Night After Christmas


So back in Upstate Medical Center’s emergency room, after the attending psychiatrist leaves, I lay around waiting for Godot or Santa Claus or heaven knows what. I get no insulin, which I’m expecting, and no antibiotics. When I was admitted … Continue reading

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The Doctors Testify


I thought that attorney Ed Gerber and the rest of the defense team, as well as the county governors and the bosses of the Republican Committee, were all running the show and for all their personal and political reasons they … Continue reading

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The Myth of “White Coat” Hypertension


            Here’s the scenario:  you arrive at your physician’s appointment five minutes ahead of schedule.  You check in with the receptionist then take a seat in the waiting room.  You catch your breath and sit quietly for a while.  Then … Continue reading

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Manipulating Yours


I have had a major insight into something, as yet to be defined, regarding doctors:  people hate them.  Doctors, as a species, are not loved, respected or admired:  they are despised.  I have been in the attack mode with physicians … Continue reading

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Undrugging: Antidepressants to Fat


The Joslin Center has a reputation for really evil patient relations, so I went on a search and found a better dietician, quite possibly someone Dr. Steve Wechsler sent me to.  We met every month or two—not half as often as I … Continue reading

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Doctor-Controlled Diabetes


During the drugging years I had been diagnosed with diabetes mellitus, type II; the doctor had said, “Over weight and over forty.”  It was diet controlled, that is, I progressively kept eliminating from my diet all the things that were pushing … Continue reading

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