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Ineptness a la Finance

August 22, 2019 Here in the Castle, you don’t get a call or an email from the 12th floor business center. A blue shirt knocks on your door and without giving you time to say “come in,” or “don’t come in” they open the door, often you’re trying to take a nap, and the call […]

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Beck’s Big Adventure

August 17, 2019 So every two months I go to the Mt. Sinai infusion center for the stuff that has stopped Crohn’s in it’s tracks (knock wood). Usually it’s a big ordeal because I have to get a cab on Fifth, just to go the six blocks to 102nd street. Get out of cab, and […]

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Scooters

Monday, August 12, 2019 On Saturday, something wonderful happened. Yes, I used the word wonderful. I had been going from person to person: case worker, PT workers, Recreational Therapist, my OT guy who specializes in scooters and electric wheelchairs, Psychologist, Dr. P (the doctor with the name no one can pronounce) and mentioning to each […]

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Grim

August 8, 2019 I had decided not to go into the dining room to eat until I got a chair and a placement I could get out of without assistance. The night before, Sheila, one of the top Blue Coats, had met me with the head of nursing who told me it was too dangerous […]

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Dangerous Rollater

Once upon a time, in the Castle Vista, the dining room, which was the pride and joy of the owners as it overlooked Central Park, had chairs and tables that made it simple for Beck to get up from. Then they decided, of all the things they could spend money on: a real gym, more […]

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The Blue Shirts

August 5, 2019 We tend to call them the “blue shirts.” The health aides or assistant health aides or whatever they are wear blue shirts with the Castle insignia. Many have been around for years and years and are competent. Many might be pushing it. Maybe five out 50 have survived this long. The Castle […]