Monthly Archives: May 2013

Words Written and Unwritten


So, on Thursday 18 April, on Unit 3-6, the inpatient psychiatric unit of St. Joseph’s Hospital, I re-discovered writing.  I had something to say and no computer, so I picked up a pen and set it to paper.  I stopped … Continue reading

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Kyle Sibley, Licensed Clinical Social Worker (Part II)


You’re supposed to have a social work assessment during the first 24 hours you’re on Unit 3-6.  I never got one.  The reason I wanted one was because I thought I might get treated better if the staff knew, for … Continue reading

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God Sightings


My church, Isaiah’s Table, has a board where we put Post-Its noting the moments when we have seen God.  Here are some of my Post-Its: On the Observation Unit at St. Joseph’s Hospital, I asked for and got a Holy … Continue reading

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Roger Levine, M.D. (Part V)


Every night I am restricted to nothing but water for 14 hours, from 6:45 p.m. until 8:45 a.m.  Friday afternoon, Dr. Edwards and I talk about it.  He says I’m on a regular diet and can have anything I want.  … Continue reading

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Roger Levine, M.D. (Part IV)


On Thursday morning, Dr. Pamela Horst, director of Palliative Care, comes to see me.  She only has four beds, all occupied, and cannot transfer me.  She says it’s not an appropriate placement; I say that it’s less inappropriate than 3-6; … Continue reading

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