Tag Archives: relationships

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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A Reply to Catherine


(From Facebook)  Anne C Woodlen:  Nastiness I learned today: When people with chronic mental health problems become old and sick and need Assisted Living Programs or a Skilled Nursing Facility, they have trouble getting a placement. It is because elder … Continue reading

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Buying the Farm


I was dreaming that I was back on the farm but it wasn’t farming anymore, it was more an assisted living or skilled nursing home, and my parents—who are deceased—were coming to visit.  Everything was so clean and fresh, and … Continue reading

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Double-Damned by Doctors


Yesterday the specially certified nurse came to do a PRI, which is the official New York State Department of Health’s Patient Review Instrument for just how crapped out you are.  If you score less than 5 then you go into … Continue reading

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What’s the Point?


So what is going to happen?  I give that some thought.  First, I don’t want Nurse Sharon to touch me, so I would have to get a new home health care agency and a new nurse.  But I also don’t … Continue reading

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What Is Going to Happen?


So God says “Come on home,” and my mother shows up in my dreams to help me pack, and then it occurs to me:  all I have to do is stop drinking. An incompetent psychiatrist kept me on lithium long … Continue reading

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Dumbfounded and Smiling


We need to talk.  Or, rather, there’s something I need to tell you and I’m having a rather hard time doing it.  I could tell you about Carol, who was a friend I had made in some civic organization.  We … Continue reading

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