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


The chief of hospitalists listened long and thoughtfully to my tale of woe and he got it!  He took over management of my case and relieved me of the line of hospitalists, one of whom had stood at my window … 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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“Why Anti-Authoritarians are Diagnosed as Mentally Ill”


One of the most awesome essays I’ve every read. Why Anti-Authoritarians are Diagnosed as Mentally Ill Posted on February 26, 2012 by Bruce Levine, Ph.D. In my career as a psychologist, I have talked with hundreds of people previously diagnosed … Continue reading

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The Idiots are not at Medicaid


On November 30, I posted “Medicaid and the Idiots” (https://annecwoodlen.wordpress.com/2011/11/30/medicaid-and-the-idiots/) which told the story of my attempt to get additional catheter supplies.  The medical supply company told me that I could not get a backup insertion tray because Medicaid wouldn’t … Continue reading

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Friendship: The Alternative to Guns


Amelia the Awesome is my home health aide—a job she tolerates in order to work her primary commitment:  Peace.  Peace is not a career path that pays well so, in addition to being peaceful and caring for me, she also … Continue reading

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The Wall, The Law and Who’s In Charge (part II)


(Continued from May 26)             So then I try to find my first workshop.  The signs beside the meeting room doors have been placed at a height of about five feet, which makes them invisible through the throng of people.  The … Continue reading

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A New Kind of Therapeutic Relationship


Three days ago I received a note that Peter Breggin, M.D., was having an Empathic Therapy conference in Syracuse this weekend.  All I knew about Dr. Breggin was that he was user-approved by the radical wing of the psychiatric peer support … Continue reading

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