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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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Of Needles, Sweat and Gardening


The night is lovely, dark and deep. It is spring and all the windows are open. The university is closed so The Hill rests quietly at two o’clock in the morning. Occasional traffic on one of the city’s main streets … Continue reading

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When Sooner becomes Later


So Dr. Tucker asked, “Would you be willing to go see the immunologists at the Cleveland Clinic?”  I said yes and he said he would arrange a hospital-to-hospital transfer. When he came back a day or two later, Dr. Tucker quietly … 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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Erasing Painful Memories


This blog is repeatedly being searched for what psychiatric drugs will erase painful memories. There are none. What has happened to you has made you the person you are.  Painful memories cannot be excised from your mind like a tumor … Continue reading

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Home from the Hospital: The Trauma of Hospitalization


I was discharged from the hospital a month ago, and folks have been asking me how I’m doing.  The answer is somewhere between better and really good. My discharge from St. Joseph’s Hospital was pretty well botched and the transition to … Continue reading

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Doctors are Dorkheads: Sleep, Obesity, Hypertension and Diabetes


Maybe the reason you are overweight is because of poor sleep.  When you are not getting enough restorative sleep then your body produces more of the hormone that increases your appetite and less of the hormone that decreases your appetite.  … Continue reading

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