Tag Archives: Medicine

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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Contrary to News Headlines, Robin Williams Was . . .


Contrary to News Headlines, Robin Williams Was on Drugs at the Time of His Death—Antidepressant Drugs “The antidepressant found in Williams’ toxicology test, Mirtazapine (Remeron), has 10 drug regulatory agency warnings citing suicidal ideation.” By Kelly Patricia O’Meara November 10, … Continue reading

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No Veal on the Menu


Okay, I am now officially pissed off. Upstate Medical Center has just moved my nephrology new-patient appointment from July to August! I have an indwelling catheter that is the cause of my outrageously bad urinary tract infection. I went to … Continue reading

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Your Doctor: Asshole or Asperger’s?


Are you having trouble getting along with your doctor? Do you think he’s not listening to you? Is it hard—or impossible—to get through to him? Is he behaving like an asshole? Maybe he has Asperger’s syndrome: “Asperger syndrome (AS), also … Continue reading

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Going Out AMA


So after months of being too sick to leave the isolation room at Crouse Hospital, I finally started getting out a little. After all, some of the management team—including the Chief Medical Office, Dr. Ronald Stahl—repeatedly told me that I … Continue reading

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Without Speaking


I wake before dawn dreaming about Drs. Warren Zeigler and Grace Healy and the Futures Invention project. I am shutting down the project, wrapping up loose ends and filing final reports but I give up because I know that nobody … Continue reading

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I WON!!!


The way I know I won is that the judge turned to me, smiled, and said, “You win.” The Iroquois Nursing Home had the burden of proof, consequently they went first.  I never got to testify because the Iroquois failed … Continue reading

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