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Flying on the Weird Side


So I go to sleep, then wake up around midnight. I lay here and think about an ex-therapist who was a really good guy, and wonder about paying him a visit just to see—after the passage of years—who he is … Continue reading

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The Fantasy Team


My treating team includes seven people: two massage therapists, a physical therapist, an acupuncturist, a psychologist, a homeopath and a chiropractor. Among these seven, five are male and two are female. Four are middle-aged, two are over sixty, and one … Continue reading

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Into the Light


It is all very strange, and probably would be vastly improved by a lovely box of chocolates but I haven’t any. On December 30, I laid it out: twice a week there would be acupuncture, massage, psychotherapy and physical therapy, … Continue reading

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The Discharge Planner and the OT Guy


Yesterday, Monday morning, was a good morning; I was comfortable and at rest.  Then a nurse told me that I was being discharged today, Tuesday.  You don’t want to hear that from a nurse.  You want to hear that from your … Continue reading

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My Right Arm and Your Paycheck (Part I)


            Okay, this story’s crazy, like the time it cost you—my neighbor-taxpayers—$60 to have a splinter removed from me.  As I tell the story, I’ll look at solutions along the way.The story starts with a statement I wrote on September … Continue reading

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