Tag Archives: Dr. James Tucker

Part II: Ask for a Social Worker, Get a Nurse


In the afternoon of July 24, Visiting Nurse Association Director Amor Bango called again to inform me of the terms of termination—30 days for this, denial of that, nursing visit on the 30th, etc.  I told her that I had been … Continue reading

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The Hospice Referral


So Dr. Tucker and I talk of kidney failure, uncontrolled diabetes mellitus, and depression, then he says, “But your blog . . .”  Ah, yes.  My blogs.  I explain to him that writing my blogs is the only thing I … Continue reading

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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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Home from the Hospital: The Trauma of Hospitalization


I was discharged from the hospital a month ago, and folks have been asking me how I’m doing.  The answer is somewhere between better and really good. My discharge from St. Joseph’s Hospital was pretty well botched and the transition to … Continue reading

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