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“I Alone Am Left . . .”


May first.  Not feeling so good.  Sleeping sixteen hours a day.  Glucose 423 yesterday morning.  Urine output up by 30%.  Doctor says I’ll wind up in the hospital from dehydration within 3-5 days.  That assumes I’ll call for an ambulance.  … Continue reading

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Undrugging: Antidepressants to Fat


  The Joslin Center has a reputation for really evil patient relations, so I went on a search and found a better dietician, quite possibly someone Dr. Steve Wechsler sent me to.  We met every month or two—not half as often as … Continue reading

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Doctor-Controlled Diabetes


During the drugging years I had been diagnosed with diabetes mellitus, type II; the doctor had said, “Over weight and over forty.”  It was diet controlled, that is, I progressively kept eliminating from my diet all the things that were pushing … Continue reading

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Service vs. Power


It is Easter and I hurt.  The Neurontin must be increased but even so I doubt that it will do any good.  Bipolar II depression is supposed to be treated with a mood stabilizer and a mood elevator, i.e., an antidepressant.  There are … Continue reading

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St. Joseph’s Hospital: About Carol (Part II)


            I talk to Carol, and she takes an interest.  She responds.  The second day we share a room, she stops closing the door and the blinds every time I walk out.  She lets me and the light in.  This … Continue reading

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