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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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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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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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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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How You Lose Control (Part III)


See also “How You Lose Control (Part II)” https://annecwoodlen.wordpress.com/2012/10/15/how-you-lose-control-part-ii/ Sara Wall-Bollinger, Executive Director for Health Planning at Health-e-Connections, showed me what appears to be the paper copy of a power-point production.  It says “Who is Health Connections? Health Advancement Collaborative … Continue reading

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Aides to the Bible


Do you want the good news or the bad news first?  Let’s start with the bad news, get it over with, and move on. Tuesday the home health care agency sent Sonya, supposed to be here from 8:00 a.m. to … Continue reading

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The Only Option


This is the iced tea I’ve been drinking all my life and Hospice plans to take it away from me.  What Hospice will do is discontinue Amelia, who knows how I like my iced tea, and replace her with their … Continue reading

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