Mom’s Finances
March 27th, 2012 @ 11:27 am

I sent this email to my sister: Hey [name redacted], I just got off the phone with the State of Florida pension fund place. It appears that what happened is that they canceled the transfer because they thought I was a jerk. They also locked mom’s account. So now I definitely have to get Power […]

Some Scattered Calls
March 13th, 2012 @ 6:50 am

Here are some of the phone calls I had today. All the times listed are Pacific. 6:23 AM I tried to talk to my mom by calling the Halifax Hospital Psychiatric Unit. I spent eight minutes on the phone with them but was unable to get my mom on the phone. 6:30 AM I had […]

A Terrible Conference Call
March 2nd, 2012 @ 5:40 am

My sister and I had a forty-three minute conference call with doctors, nurses, discharge coordinators, and administrators at Halifax Hospital. Dr. Caliendo talked to me as if I was a dumb ten-year old and I felt insulted and embarrassed, at times in tears during the call. Less than six months later, my mother would be […]

A Long, Long Conference Call
January 5th, 2012 @ 11:20 am

Sophia Mas called from Stewart-Marchman with mom in the room with her on speakerphone, and we conferenced in my sister. Sophia began the call by saying that it was time for mom to go somewhere else. She said that yesterday she met with a “lady” who was an administrator at Lakewood. Sophia noted that all […]

March 11th, 2008 @ 8:06 am

My mom sent me this email with the subject line “OUCH!”: Hi, Honey, I don’t suppose you have a job for me in LA. Turns out that my plans will all come to nothing since the district has decided not to renew the program. I’ll be getting to 60 this year, and finding a job […]