Tuesday, December 6, 2011

So, after all that has been said and done, I'm on the mend from the hernia repair surgery that was performed by Dr. Steffes at Henry Ford Hospital in Detroit. I received a call regarding my complaint of a certain resident who challenged me on three separate occasions stating that I did not have full blown AIDS. First, I'm in front of this PUNK, having lost 40 pounds from the wasting disease (MAI), my submitted reports show that I had MAC in 1998 and that my T-cells had dropped below 200 about two years ago and this douchebag finally relented to Sister Cheryl's insistence that he listen.
This PUNK then had the gall to suggest that there is a law which prevents me from having the surgery.
I told him to get out of my face and the rest is history.
Ms. Tomlin of the HR department called to apologize and we had a good laugh but the bottom  line is I'm confident that this resident has more complaints against him and he's a perfect example of "ONE BAD APPLE".
I can't wait to see what I write to these folks and see where it goes.
NO ONE should be subjected to such a fool .... DOUCHEBAG even!

Saturday, December 3, 2011

The hernia repair surgery went as expected, the healing time is the most painful ... the throbbing and sparks of agony shooting through the nerve endings has proven to be just tolerable - with the cocktail of pain killers of course.

The "Jazzy" electric chair arrived a few days later and I'm hoping this will help me get around the house & surrounding area being the heart just keeps me from doing much of anything, the stumbling, lack of confidence in my movements and the overall feeling of tiredness is just too much.

I feel so exhausted, I'm still trying to get the motivation to get an abundant of chores cleaned up ... for the next set of chores!

Saturday, November 26, 2011

Here I am, facing the night expecting hours of aches, pains and an overall shitty feeling throughout my body. My quest for pain relief is historic,  but now it's different. The IM testosterone shots seem to have halted the MAI. 40 pound weight loss in 10 weeks ... not a good thing.
The weight loss has ceased.

I've finally achieved a higher level of relief with Michigan's expanded medicine program, more than I ever felt with the vicodin, dilaudid or oxycontin. Thank you Michigan voters!

We survived the crazy 'Black Friday' follow up to the Thanksgiving feast.
I started the day feeling grateful that my hernia repair surgery is just days away - seems that the law prohibiting me from having it does not exist - that psysicians assistant has not heard the last of this. Cheryl helped me this morning with my testosterone shot ... the ladies have been a sport grabbing the muscle for me as I inject myself.
I just wish this nausea and dizziness would go away.

So much to be thankful for and still the wish list is long.

Go figure!

Tuesday, November 22, 2011

I was recently asked to go down memory lane, opening dusty, cracked jars filled with emotions and hurtful memories. Should you feel like a little read - so be it.
 The video of my last public speaking "RED DOOR" event should be available soon.

Monday, November 14, 2011

I just heard, sady that a good man died recently. I worked for Lou back in the early days of the epidemic when we met at the ACT-UP demonstration - "DUMP WELLCOME" The action that actually STOPPED TRADING ON WALL STREET in response to Burroughs Wellcome gouging of AIDS patients who paid the ransome of over 10k a month for the drug AZT. I digress. Lou was a healer - a sinner - a gentleman & a pig! I loved him for that! So read on and share your own memory !http://www.gaycitynews.com/articles/2011/11/09/gay_city_news/community/doc4ebad41dc0263066347802.txt

Saturday, November 12, 2011

disILLusioned? I think NOT!

Once again, the politicians seem to feel that they are the ones to lead ... after reading Romney's thoughts, I was just ill. He has an idea to give providers more of our taxpayer money, but fails miserably to address the quality & delivery of services! I will be posting some recent experiences I had at the CLARE VA Clinic that will amaze you! In the meantime, enjoy this.http://2012.talkingpointsmemo.com/2011/11/romney-spit-balls-his-way-to-privatizing-veterans-benefits.php?ref=fpa