Tag Archives: diabetes mellitus

The Death Place


I didn’t kill myself yesterday—almost, though.  Almost. Here’s what happened:  about three and a half weeks ago I discovered that my glucose level was 423.  It’s supposed to be around 100.  I used to be able to control my diabetes … Continue reading

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Inpatient passes & gowns, and Joslin: Answers to Questions


Pass forms for inpatient going out on pass         In November 1999, I went out on pass from St. Joseph’s inpatient psychiatric unit.  At home, I crashed and burned.  If I had had my car, I would have driven myself … 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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About the Author: Anne C Woodlen (Part IV)


Out on pass, I collapsed psychologically and took an overdose.  When I failed to return to the hospital on time, the doctor said I probably was out partying and not to try to find me.  She left me alone to … Continue reading

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