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Re: [IP] Gastro-paresis (or the inability to empty a bloated stomach)
I remember that hospital vividly...... St Barnabas in Livingston, NJ.....
that is where i was put on the needle.... many years back ..... Are they now
accredited with Joslyn Institute ????????
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To: email @ redacted <email @ redacted>
Date: Saturday, January 31, 1998 10:49 PM
Subject: [IP] Gastro-paresis (or the inability to empty a bloated stomach)
>I read with facination the letter from Sara about her recent experience
>with Drs in ER & Hospital. I had a single visit with Dr. Drexler years
>ago and was recently thinking of returning but as of right now I seem
>to be OK with Drs at Joslin in Livingston NJ (Barnabus)
>I've had Gastro on and off for a few years. DOes anyone have any
>positive tips/experience or medical drs in NYC/NJ area that they
>have used with POSITIVE outcome??
>I really do NOT want to be put into hospital (and I do appreciate
>the easy easy wieght loss which comes for free with this desease)
>but even at a blood sugar in the 50s I feel stuffed all the time
>(and unsure what if anything will get through).
>I was told by my Dr that Grape Juice was THE BEST and having lots
>of YUMMY Kedem Grape juice to feed the kids over Shobbos certainly
>helps at times like this. (I prefer Keser wine, but thats another
>story and given my current state don't think that Drs will appreciate
>my drinking wine along with everything else). (I don't drink enough
>to make much difference anyway (about 5oz) and the stuff is only 7%)
>I also had a quite horrid experience in some tiny out of the way
>airport in Michigan (somewhere near where all the office chairs in
>the world are made). When I told the airport security guy that I
>could not be checked by machine (this was back in AutoSyringe days
>when we were TOLD that this could muck up the settings - even though
>said settings were mechanical NOT computer) he got really worried,
>strip searched me, insisted I take off the pump and pull it apart
>(as it obviously was stuffed with either drugs, bomb components, or
>both). When I told him it was medical and even changed the catheter
>in front of him he was ready to pull me in for drug use.
>It was only when I suggested he call his supervisors AND the pump
>company AND my lawyer (who I did not have) that he relented. Oh
>well: gave my coworkers something to talk about for next few weeks.