Distressing medical costs in PH

AFP photo taken from dailymail.co.uk ...more

The New Girl

Cross-Post: The New Girl -- my intro to the psych ward...more

Reporting from the Front Lines

I am writing from a mental health facility with a contraband iPod. What's next, Jack Nicholson's showing up with hookers and smuggled booze? What a wild life I lead. Read about it here: http://bipolarknitter.com. ...more

The Hardest Thing I hope I ever write- part 2 of 3

Day 2 of a temporary break in my self depricating humor and blaming the worlds woes on celebrities and gravity. Today I am going to let you in to one of the most personal issues of my life. It’s a long post and probably not funny to anyone. I don’t apologize. If you haven't read part 1, you probably should do that first. OK so remember in Part 1 where I said this entire post /  thread would probably be controversial?  We are officially entering that part. This is where I try to explain a lot in a short post, I will fail.  ...more

how to help a family with a medical emergency that lands them in I.C.U.

A family in the circle of my circle (i.e. we don't visit each other's homes, but would always stop to chat if we ran into each other) is in a bad spot. Their Dad was injured and is in ICU, which reminds me, of course, of when my Dad was hurt. I've been meaning to jot down what was helpful during those days, so here we go. ...more

I'm bookmarking, deliciousing, stumbling and kirtsying.

Great advice. Thank ...more

Not Another MFin' Diet / Day 98

Now I was facing how to continue with my life. First, the medicos just dealt with getting me a little healthier. Improper nutrition had led to all sorts of imbalances, and they worked to get those as close to normal as would be possible. Then began various consults. Psych upped the dosage of one of my antidepressants, and that was that on that front, with their five minute knowledge of me. Then physical therapy. They decide I was too far gone and beyond their capabilities. ...more

Hi Mary Ann,
I didn't have a chance to comment when you first posted this entry and I think I'm ...more

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