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


            Tuesday night Carol and I both sleep well, and Wednesday morning we are both up and dressed by 7:30 a.m.  She wishes for something to drink.  I explain to her that Cathy, the night nurse, will not give out … Continue reading

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St. Joseph’s: About Carol (Part 1)


            Carol is in her sixties, a small-boned woman with reddish-brown hair.  She is diagnosed as acutely depressed.  She lies in bed under the covers with her back to the door.  She lays in the dark with the door and … Continue reading

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St. Joseph’s Psychiatric Services: About Me, Part One (continued)


I have celiac sprue, an autoimmune disease; wheat makes me sick.  The CPEP staff just shrugged and said, “Well, sandwiches are all we have.”  That is not true.  Dietary was sending my special diet tray to CPEP.  How can a hospital … Continue reading

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