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Member since: Tue Oct 30, 2012, 01:21 PM
Number of posts: 51

About Me

Writer, artist, public speaker, licensed registered nurse. Certified in Pet CPR/First Aid. Completing second medico-legal novel. First one being made into major movie. Many books in the works, both fiction and nonfiction -- about social injustice for adults and for children. Advocate for disadvantaged children, healthcare consumers, and animals. Mom of two Saintly Bernards trained as Comfort Therapists who work with autistic children. Career experience in clinical nursing, administration, pediatrics, psychiatry, education. Owned my own healthcare consulting firm for past 18 years (workshops, and seminars for hospital administrators, physicians, lawyers, judges, healthcare professionals). Love Democratic Underground. Thanks for providing this great site.

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Growing up in historically red Lee County, Florida -- our Future History will be BLUE

Posted by NoOtherMedicineNovel | Fri Nov 2, 2012, 08:44 AM (0 replies)

We, too! Kids for Dr. Jill, Michelle, and their guys! Four more years!

Florida kids believe in you. Love you all.
Posted by NoOtherMedicineNovel | Fri Nov 2, 2012, 08:23 AM (0 replies)

Brilliant! Let's put it to music and make it go viral as the top holiday song!

Congratulations!!! Definitely a winner!!!


Posted by NoOtherMedicineNovel | Fri Nov 2, 2012, 08:02 AM (1 replies)

Thank YOU for sharing your story

csziggy, I hear what you're saying about your experience and your struggles just to get your pain meds because of understaffing of nurses. Scary things go on behind closed doors in healthcare facilities every single day. Sometimes beyond belief. That's why I wrote my novel about happenings inside a children's hospital -- to get information out about the corruption in some of America's hospitals, where patients die at the convenience of the 1% (like the-candidate-who-shall-not-be-named), while they line their pockets, get tax breaks, and stash their cash in faraway banks. Hopefully, the movie adaptation of the book goes to production soon so the public can see how their lives come and go with the toss of the dice like a game of Monopoly.

Barbara Kingsolver says that the message of social injustices is often more believable when put into a fiction context. I agree. My fiction comes from real life.

The dot connection between Romney and the horrifically tainted meds leading to 29 already dead is another example of how the rich are getting away with murder.

Good luck to the California nurses and their patients. We'll be watching this one closely.

Paxton (who is a Comfort Therapist for children of trauma) sends happy tail-wags to you and all patients who have suffered from at-risk care.
Posted by NoOtherMedicineNovel | Thu Nov 1, 2012, 11:11 PM (0 replies)

As a Florida nurse who has marched and rallied in Tallahassee on behalf of patient protection with

Hedy Dumpel the founder and Director of this California group (along with my 165-pound Saintly Bernard), I hope and pray these striking nurses from the East Bay hospitals are successful. The statistics on the number of lives that will be saved is stunning. http://www.truthaboutnursing.org/news/2011/apr/02_florida.html

Go Nurses!!

Posted by NoOtherMedicineNovel | Thu Nov 1, 2012, 09:46 PM (1 replies)

Why doesn't he just

go ahead and donate the money to a charity anyway?  
Or better yet, to the Red Cross hurricane aid?  
Posted by NoOtherMedicineNovel | Thu Nov 1, 2012, 09:10 PM (2 replies)
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