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Month: July, 2008

What Happened Before and a Little After (Part V)

Update 4 So, the good news is, my neurologist is a really sweet woman who recently got a new perspective on the outer-workings of the medical process when dealing with a hospital issue of her own.  She was sympathetic, helpful and sincere.   A combination that’s hard to find in anybody, let alone in a doctor.   Here is what went down this morning (after an excessive wait at the hospital clinic): The Verdict Before I say anything else, I should just go ahead and admit that the findings are a bit of a downer.  On one hand, I am fortunate to know what I know, and on the other (frustrated as hell but) lucky to be able to walk about upright like a regular person whose brain breathes properly. After sending my case out to a number of specialists, … Continue reading

What Happened Before and a Little After (Part IV)

Update 3I know what you’re thinking.  It’s been so long since my last blemail (<- that’s a cross between an email and a blog, pronounced with a hard ‘eee’ as in blee-mail, brand new word, just made it up) that you feel like we’re breaking up. We’re not.  Don’t convince yourself we’re flawed just so you can break up with me before I break up with you.  I know how you are, so let me explain: [ Warning:  This message is mostly concerned with the insurance scandal that has become my life, so if you’re not interested, I suggest you skip to the bottom paragraph. ] When last we spoke, I told you I had a hard time finding a primary care physician because I don’t have insurance, and many of you wrote with your insurance-getting/avoiding suggestions.  Thanks, I tried … Continue reading