A Year In An Institution

Posted by – August 29, 2009

How many months have I been institutionalized?

The number of the day

August 28 marked a full year I’ve been in a NYC rehab hospital. It was a bittersweet anniversary: sweet because it’s one year since I succeeded in changing my life and moving close to my girl, and bitter because of the myriad of professionals that have failed to coordinate the home services required for me to transition to our apartment, confining me to the institution for over a year.

Hopefully I won’t make it past 13 months of institutionalization.

Nick

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  • Not a pleasant anniversary, but it's turning into quite the crip war story. Here's hoping there won't be a 13th.

  • Iamback

    with groups like ADAPT fighting for you, I would say to expect at least another 25 years of what you got, I hope not, I truely do…

  • midwestwoman

    In Missouri, they legislated some silliness about only nurses being able to do some pretty basic stuff instead of trained techs for home care stuff. One of the underlying thoghts on this was it was instituted to protect RNs and LPNs jobs and not for safety factors. The cost of having an Rn or Lpn is pretty prohibitive for home care so it's one more stumbling block. Am really enjoying your blog.

  • Iamback

    with groups like ADAPT fighting for you, I would say to expect at least another 25 years of what you got, I hope not, I truely do…

  • midwestwoman

    In Missouri, they legislated some silliness about only nurses being able to do some pretty basic stuff instead of trained techs for home care stuff. One of the underlying thoghts on this was it was instituted to protect RNs and LPNs jobs and not for safety factors. The cost of having an Rn or Lpn is pretty prohibitive for home care so it's one more stumbling block. Am really enjoying your blog.