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No news!

I am on the waiting list for the study. Nothing has really changed. I think I will get a massage this coming week. See the “winner” post. Advertisements

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Update 4 — Winner, Winner, Chicken Dinner

Regence finally assigned a very competent nurse — Patsy — to my case.  She has presented my case to her group and this morning to CareCore who has been rejecting my requests for medical massages. The medical Director and the … Continue reading

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Update 3!

Oregon Health Sciences University sent me a letter asking that I come in because I was referred to them. We have an appointment on September 19 at 9:00 AM. I don’t know what this means but you can be sure … Continue reading

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Update 2: Not in the study

I requested that my records be sent on May 6. The person sending the records had the FAX number but tried for a week to send the records to the main number. The recruiting for the study closed on May … Continue reading

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Update: Medical Records Sent

I have contacted Oregon Health Sciences University and learned who the coordinator is for the study being conducted for Novartis.  They have requested my medical records and I have authorized them to be sent. I am #20 on the list … Continue reading

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Making our way through life!

While trying to get through some difficult years when alcoholics were a problem in my life I learned the serenity prayer: God grant me the serenity to accept the things I cannot change; courage to change the things I can; … Continue reading

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Boston!

Why? I am disturbed that someone would do this. There are no answers.

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