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Starting One Week Ago—Check It Out


The NYS Commission on Quality of Care and Advocacy for Persons with Disabilities (CQC) has been supplanted by the NYS Justice Center for the Protection of People with Special Needs.  http://www.justicecenter.ny.gov/ Governor Cuomo Announces Opening of the Justice Center for the Protection … Continue reading

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Greetings, Gentlefolk


“I have spent the past twelve days in St. Joseph’s Hospital on inpatient psychiatry (Unit 3-6) with Dr. Roger Levine attending. I am now going to file complaints with the New York State Dept. of Health, NYS Office of Mental Health, … 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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Death of a Citizen; Birth of a Christian


In the homeless shelter, I was required to apply for Social Security Disability (SSD).  In July 1991 I was declared totally disabled and awarded SSD; with that came Medicare and Medicaid.  Transitional Living Services got me out of the shelter and … Continue reading

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How You Lose Control (Part I)


Here’s a scenario:  You’re working around the house and you hurt yourself.  You go to the Emergency Room where they hand you a bunch of papers, which you dutifully sign (without reading).  The outcome of your visit is that there’s … Continue reading

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It Can’t Be Done


Okay, let’s follow the bouncing ball and see if we can get Annie into a nursing home. First of all, the specially certified nurse comes from CCH, which is an affiliate of the Visiting Nurse Association, and does a PRI, … Continue reading

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The Un-Labor Day


Not yet dawn, it is cool in my apartment—74 degrees.  Only 59 degrees outside but it runs fifteen to twenty degrees warmer inside.  I am glad to turn off the air conditioning and open the window.  Silence falls in as … Continue reading

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