Dec 112010
Stressful, costly and preventable medical mistakes are contraindicated for repeat customers

I remember little else, until I was in post-op, waiting to wake up enough for them to allow Michael to join me. I wrote off the look in his face as general concern and my own grogginess. Only later did I learn that he had just had his own, first encounter with Doctor, who told him that “it didn’t look good”, that I “probably had lymphoma”, and that I “would probably need chemo”. He was so distraught that he wasn’t even able to relate this news to me until after I had left the hospital the next day.

Fear: FAIL

 Posted by on December 9, 2010 at 10:52 am
Dec 092010
Fear:  FAIL

I just got the call from the infectious disease clinic informing me that the chest x-ray showed my lungs are “extended and clear”, with no sign of tuberculosis. Now it’s time to settle down and get back to our regular programming:  just being healthy.  No more tests, no more fearmongering.

Dec 012010
Note to gay community: Don't celebrate World AIDS Day, Question it!

from my Facebook notes: Question World AIDS Day by Jonathan Barnett on Wednesday, December 1, 2010 at 4:45am To my well intentioned and thoughtful friends—especially my gay friends—who are promoting World AIDS Day today:  There is nothing wrong at all with remembering friends and loved ones lost to AIDS, but please take off the self-imposed […more]