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December 30th, 2011 @ 1:28 pm

My sister sent me this email: If you want to try calling Halifax, the number I was given is 386-254-4000 for the Radiology Department, and the scan was done on December 14, 2009.

December 29th, 2011 @ 2:37 pm

  From: Gagne, Jennifer To: Gagne, David Subject: Thoughts Sent: December 29, 2011 2:37 PM ET Hey, David. I spoke with Dr. Shoemaker’s assistant. All they have are the results from the previous CT-Scan. To get the films and the results, we have to call Halifax Medical, but they will not release them to us […]

Social Security Disability Benefits
December 29th, 2011 @ 12:52 pm

I asked my sister if she would do some research into applying for government assistance — e.g. Medicaid, Social Security — for mom. She sent me this email just before the end of the year:   From: Gagne, Jennifer To: Gagne, David Subject: Social Security Disability Benefits Sent: December 29, 2011 3:52 PM ET […]

CT-Scans and lease
December 23rd, 2011 @ 1:40 pm

My sister sent me this email: What Dr. Fulop‘s assistant, Helen, told me is that they saw the results of a CT-Scan that had been done at Halifax Medical by Dr. Lopez on Dec 14, 2009 and that Dr. Shoemaker received a copy, as well. She said that Dr. Fulop would be happy to look […]

Holiday Schedule
December 23rd, 2011 @ 6:58 am

Just before the holidays I emailed Sophia Mas at Stewart-Marchman Act to ask about how I would be able to talk to my mom on Christmas: Dear Sophia, Thank you so much for all your help with my mom these last few weeks. We do sincerely appreciate it, and I hope you know that. Is […]

Not About Money
December 22nd, 2011 @ 2:49 pm

My mom’s friend from church called me and left me the following voice mail: Hey, David. It’s [name redacted] on Thursday evening, about ten to six. Wanted to see how you were holding up. I know the beginning was just really rough. Wanted to talk to you about future plans for your mom and whatnot. […]

Likely Mistaken
December 21st, 2011 @ 11:36 am

I sent this email to Sophia Mas at Stewart-Marchman a day after a very long and difficult phone call with her and Dr. Caliendo. Dr. Caliendo was only on the phone for a few minutes and then Sophia called us and explained in detail what he had been saying. It wasn’t until many, many months […]

One of the Worst Calls
December 20th, 2011 @ 12:15 pm

Today I managed to actually talk to Dr. Caliendo for about twenty minutes. My sister and I had a conference call with him and Sophia Mas from Stewart-Marchman ACT. Mom was in the room with them at the beginning of the call. Pay close attention to the footnotes I’ve added below. Here are my notes […]

An Email from Sophia Mas
December 19th, 2011 @ 12:36 pm

I received this email from Sophia Mas at Stewart-Marchman: David & [name redacted] 1 Dr. Caliendo will be available between 2:00-2:30 to 3:00-3:30 pm our time – I can call you around that time to give you the phone# you need to call & we’ll be ready – I am afraid I do not have […]

Trying to Schedule a Call
December 19th, 2011 @ 8:58 am

I sent this email to Sophia Mas at Stewart-Marchman and copied my sister: Hi Sophia, I spoke to my sister, [name redacted], this weekend about having a conference call with Dr. Caliendo. We would both like to be on the call, and we would both very much like to hear what Dr. Caliendo thinks about […]