When I first started researching issues I thought could be related to my declining health, I ran into brick walls and varying opinions. I turned to science–real science to save my own life. I’ve studied human behavior all my life. Patterns of behavior emerge just as readily on the internet as they do face to... Continue Reading →
It is, indeed, an insane world. I lost a tooth to this disaster yesterday. My dentist closed shop on the day of my appointment. Last year I had told her she should exit from the market. Suggested, maybe, precious metals.
Richard Nixon passed an Act in 1973 allowing Medicine to become a for-profit industry. Let's face it—there's no profit in Healthy People.
Doctors are of the human species. Brave souls who take the risk of making decisions that may pit us against them. I always keep on mind my brothers and sisters are just as fallible as me. I’ve seen the frivolity of law drive up costs and drive up the profession’s need to protect itself. But it’s gone too far.
via Istiak Needs a Kidney I saw Issy this morning. His smile is brilliant. He told me he showed his mother this post, and she told him it was a good omen. He has accepted that he will probably die and that I do not doubt with the small response to this post. I consider Issy... Continue Reading →
I woke up this morning, and my right hand was completely dead. I mean like this dead tumor hanging off the end of my arm. Like a skin tag. No feeling—no sensation—and my mind was screaming something about writing. How am I going to write? The only way I could tell that I had my right hand is I... Continue Reading →
I often feel like the harbinger of doom-and-gloom. There are so many issues that I see as important. Most of them result in death. Some have happy endings. Fiction has been a respite for me. I don’t indulge in it often. It feels like a desert after a burnt roast. It’s hard to immerse... Continue Reading →
There are plenty of street drugs that can kill, but what about prescription meds? More and more drugs cause medical consequences endured by people who take them. More doctors are prescribing meds for off-label uses, resulting in complications not revealed to the patient. I give you my travels through the prescription drug realm. As... Continue Reading →
Sounds like an unpleasant topic. It is and it isn’t. It all goes by what you are willing to accept. That said, MS is a pain in the arse. I used to be able to type as fast as I thought. For a writer, this is a beautiful thing. It’s better than a roll in... Continue Reading →