Calling Woodland Terrace
August 2nd, 2012 @ 8:50 am

I called Woodland Terrace this morning hoping I would be able to get mom on the phone. 1 After a few rings, the line was answered, “Hello. Woodland Terrace. This is Rosa.” I asked if it was Rosa Rivera and she said it was. I identified myself and she said that “they” had received my […]

A Call from Dr. Peele
July 17th, 2012 @ 10:19 am

I just finished a thirty-minute phone call with Dr. Peele, the doctor who is seeing mom while she is at Woodland Terrace. After a quick introduction, I told him that the reason I wanted to talk to him was because of the prescription he’d given her for levothyroxine last week. Dr. Peele said that every […]

July 16th, 2012 @ 1:33 pm

I just called Woodland Terrace and talked to Jessica, the Unit Manager, to confirm that they had stopped administering the levothyroxine. Jessica promised that they had, and that when Dr. Peele arrives tomorrow she will dial my number and hand him the phone to make sure he talks to me. She was extremely kind and […]

Medication for Hyperthyroidism
July 13th, 2012 @ 3:45 pm

I sent the following email to Sherri Spillman and Sylvia Gray at Woodland Terrace (and copied my sister): Dear Sylvia and Sherri, Sherri called me at six-fifteen this morning because she said my mom had asked to speak with me. Sherri then let me speak with Jessica, the Unit Manager, because I had been asking […]

A Hard Email to Read
January 6th, 2010 @ 11:22 am

I just received the following email from my sister: Oh, I haven’t been able to figure out Mom’s mental deal. [name redacted] suggested it could be a thyroid thing which she says docs are discovering affects a lot of women, causing weight gain and depression, etc. Not all of it, but it could be part […]