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Arresting Annie?


So I went out my apartment door around 9:15 a.m. on Saturday morning and saw a medium-sized carton sitting in front of my neighbor’s door. My neighbor hasn’t been in residence for months so I went over to take a … Continue reading

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


So I went home and took an overdose of insulin, which ended me up in the Emergency Room with a glucose level of about 120, which was pretty wonderful.  I was interviewed by a psychiatrist who said I didn’t need … Continue reading

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How Helpful are You?


But really, let’s do talk about “the scientific community.” The immunologist ordered his tests. The results included: Complement Tot Activity 60 – 144 CAE Units 177 CD8 % SUPPRES/CYTOTOXIC 14 – 37 % 12 CD4/CD8 Ratio 1.0 – 4.0 5.0 … 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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Upstate Medical Center’s Zero Alternatives


So I’m in Upstate Medical Center’s emergency room, admitted at 5:00 p.m., requesting a glucometer check, insulin, and a psych consult. They put me on a stretcher in the hallway and leave me there for about five hours. My glucose … Continue reading

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Meeting Mickey Lebowitz, M.D.


On Monday, I also met Dr. Mitchell Lebowitz, whose business card says he’s Mickey and Senior Medical Quality Director/Endocrinology, Quality Improvement & Dept. of Medicine.  He maintained a private practice as an endocrinologist for seventeen years, then came over to … Continue reading

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Exercise or Insulin?


Sorry.  A doctor poisoned me with unmonitored lithium.  There is no literature about the effect of lithium poisoning on the immune system, however, I clearly have immune dysfunction, type unknown.  It causes, among other things, chronic fatigue syndrome and hypersensitivity … Continue reading

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The Desta Anthony’s of the World (Part III)


So I am going to have to look into this—this business of St. Joseph’s Hospital not reporting to nurse practitioner Desta Anthony that I took drugs as prescribed and as tolerated. I tell Ms Anthony that I took insulin four … Continue reading

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Sitting Down


The story, as told by my grandmother, was that her younger brother Dick drove home from the swimming hole at dusk in an open buggy, wearing a wet wool bathing suit.  He caught a cold that turned into pneumonia, and died … Continue reading

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Two Days in August


August 16  If you are a nurse and your patient calls you in first thing in the morning and says, “Something’s wrong.  I feel really bad,” and then starts yelling at you and you start crying and run away, it … Continue reading

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