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granny goes viral
Location: Western Mass.
Gender: Female
Born: 3/25/1941
Interests: Life
Member: Standard
Joined: November 2013
Born and bread (mostly bagels) in Brooklyn, N.Y. Crossed the new bridge, landing on Staten Island, right after the Indians.
Lotsa' things happened and I ran away from home. I was 36.
And in there lies the tale. Stay tuned.
Retired Mental Health Professional and serial Whistle Blower.
Places I have plied my trade, just so you know.

This is a short list, because I am short.

Skilled Care Facilities, i.e., nursing homes, the good the bad and the really ugly.

Corrections, i.e, a local prison, also the bad and ugly.

NYC school system. Really ugly. Only lasted about 6 months.

In patient detox hospital. Not that ugly, but not pretty either.

Out patient after care, same population, same hospital. Almost uplifting, sometimes.

State vocational rehabilitation, mixed population, mostly formally incarcerated (old faces again), mental health population, population with substance abuse issues, and the unemployable. Now get them all working, that is an order. Best of all possible worlds in a really terrible world of agency bull s**t. Hey, it is the government.

Private practice counseling services.

Consultant and program development.
I have been told many times..."you should write a book!" And I answered just as many times..."when I retire!" I joined last Nov., promptly forgot.
Retirement, relocating, getting rid of "stuff", lotsa' stuff...needed to mourn old life,
get used to new wrinkles, new aches and pains. I gave myself a year. Year was up in May. Here I am.
I have a page on Face Book titled "THE CRONEGODDESS SPEAKS". She is one feisty old broad.

Donated my body to Harvard Medical School. They have to wait until I am dead. I will be such a "cut up" at Harvard.

I realize much of my poetry could go into a book called
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granny goes viral: Now starting my second week of Peritoneal Dialysis. It is not easy, but not as hard as I thought. It is like I was nursing a new baby at my boob. Every four hours. With all the stuff that goes with a new baby and none of the fun. It is tiring to say the least. Many medical appointments and all kinds of restrictions. Anyway, I start training for the "night cycler" soon, which will free me up considerably of all goes well. I think there is a poem in here somewhere. I hope my muse wakes up.
September 24, 2017 at 3:40PM

granny goes viral: The road has been rocky. I am finally having the surgery to initiate the dialysis process. I have been totally enmeshed in my illness. No urge to write.
July 12, 2017 at 10:39PM
    mrsmajor: I truly understand...Don't worry yourself, we can wait patiently until you the meantime we will be thinking of you, and sending out our Prayers...
    July 12, 2017 at 11:26PM
    rosehill (Wendy): Sending healing thoughts your way. I am in need of some granny to read.
    July 14, 2017 at 5:40AM
    kiwigirl2821: One of my closest friends did this too. She ended up having a kidney transplant from a live donor as she wouldn't take one from a passed donor. My thoughts and prayers are with you as well. You've a tough road ahead. The words will come back. xoxo deborah
    July 19, 2017 at 5:19PM

granny goes viral: Met with surgeon today. so I guess surgery is the next step. I have no idea if my muse will wake up.
May 4, 2017 at 12:42AM
    Jannypan (Jan) : Take care. Prayers to you for a speedy recovery.
    May 4, 2017 at 12:48AM

granny goes viral: Last night, my "muse" died. Another victim of 9/11. RIP, Firefighter.
April 3, 2017 at 1:12PM
    Irish Rain: I am SO sorry to hear this, I know you said he wasn't well. Prayers for you...
    April 3, 2017 at 8:25PM
    crybry67: I am so sorry for your loss.
    April 4, 2017 at 8:39PM

granny goes viral: Hi everyone.
I have been really ill. Stage 4 Kidney failure, or stage 5, not sure. I think stage 6 is "dead". Awaiting the surgery to be able to start PD at home. PD=peritoneal dialysis. This is a big fat frigging deal. Hope it will help me feel better so I can start writing again. "muse" and if you guys have read my words you, know who that might dying of 9/11 related cancer. Oh well. Life goes least I hope so.
March 30, 2017 at 1:20PM
    Irish Rain: So sorry to read this...prayers to you and yours....
    March 30, 2017 at 2:22PM
    Jay Squires: Granny, I am so sorry about hearing this. I so wish you would have notified the readers as an actual post. You have a lot of loving fans, Granny, who would put you in their thoughts and prayers if they knew about it. Not too many go browsing through member profiles. We love you Granny and want you well and back to ranting again.
    April 2, 2017 at 2:05PM
    granny goes viral: OK, Jay. Will get to it when I feel the urge to share.
    April 3, 2017 at 1:14PM

granny goes viral: I am still alive. Still waiting on surgery so I can start dialysis. Still freaking out about what is going on in our country. That is all.
February 21, 2017 at 11:49PM
    crybry67: Prayers for you and our country. Blessings...Christy
    February 22, 2017 at 8:12AM

granny goes viral: We are so screwed.
November 10, 2016 at 11:47AM
    evilynne: amen!
    November 10, 2016 at 12:04PM

granny goes viral:
found out I am in stage 4 kidney failure. Wow. I was living a delusion. Ha ha. There are only 5 stages. Well, moving to a bigger place next week, and on to the surgery. Will be doing at home perotineal dialysis. First one in my building to do this. Hope the surgery goes well.
October 24, 2016 at 11:12PM
    Jannypan (Jan) : Sorry to hear of your diagnosis. Will pray for you. Take care. Jan
    October 24, 2016 at 11:28PM
    rama devi: Sending healing thoughts and prayers.
    October 25, 2016 at 12:36AM
    robyn corum: Praying for the very best and peaceful thoughts.
    October 25, 2016 at 7:14AM
    Adri7enne: Wishing you good courage. Miracles still happen, so hang in there. Meanwhile, enjoy your moments and trust in the power of the Universe.
    October 26, 2016 at 5:00PM

granny goes viral: Please forgive if I am not reading and reviewing. I am so busy researching dialysis options. It is massive and my brain is set on "resist".
September 24, 2016 at 9:21PM
    mrsmajor: I completely understand, I have been dealing with medical problems that have to be dealt with...I sincerely hope you find what you need, so that you can feel better...I will keep you in my Prayers...
    September 24, 2016 at 10:30PM

granny goes viral: whatever you do...VOTE BLUE
September 21, 2016 at 1:43PM

granny goes viral: Looks like dialysis is in my near future. Oh well. Something to write about.
September 15, 2016 at 6:39PM
    Susanjohn: Sorry to hear..
    September 15, 2016 at 7:38PM
    Barb Hensongispsaca: You have never been out of my prayers, dear friend.
    September 18, 2016 at 1:39PM
    granny goes viral: Hey, can you imagine me reading my stuff to a captive group of dialysis patients? Who ha!
    September 18, 2016 at 2:58PM

granny goes viral: I used to think there was nothing better then good I think it is a nice hot bath.
September 6, 2016 at 5:46PM
    Annette Gulliver: Haha ... I'm a great-granny now, and I can certainly relate to what you say. Who has the energy anymore!!!
    September 6, 2016 at 6:20PM
    michaelcahill: Are you gals offering me a drink?
    September 6, 2016 at 7:03PM

granny goes viral: Anyone have some good recipes for low or no sodium?
September 6, 2016 at 5:29PM
    PollyTics: Am workign on it...will keep you posted.
    September 10, 2016 at 2:12AM

granny goes viral: Dodged the bullet...stage 2 Kidney Failure. Not ready for dialysis. Whoooooooooooo. Need more tests and some change in life style...ha ha. As in diet and other stuff. Next stop...peeing in a bottle for 24 hours.
August 31, 2016 at 6:27PM
    I am Cat: Oh my goodness! Do all you can to avoid it! I'm sending positive energy your way! ;)
    August 31, 2016 at 11:43PM
    Lovinia: Hi Granny

    Just noticed your name in my post box. :) I tend to be on and off FS and sometimes miss infrequent posts. So pleased to hear your news and that the dialysis has been put off for the time being. I do believe a warm glass of water with lemon in it is a good cleanser for the kidneys and liver ... first thing in the morning and a half hour before eating breakfast. Take care of yourself. Pleased you're Whoooo-hooting. :)) Huge hugs - Lovi xoxo
    September 5, 2016 at 10:42PM
    PollyTics: Oh Granny,I am so sorry to hear this and funny thing, I am in dire need of a low sodium diet now as well. I seemed to have gotten edema and what were once pretty nice gams are now elephant legs :(. In any event, I am doing some research on how to "perk up" food with little to no salt (and it ain't easy)...will keep you posted if I find some good tips.
    September 10, 2016 at 1:38AM

granny goes viral: I know I have been really quiet. I am facing "dialysis" and freaking out. Freaking out. Last thing I want to have to do...well short of dying. And that is the other choice. Maybe I will start writing again while my body is cleansed. Oh well. If anyone wants to write to me about this, please e-mail...sbrownblei@gmail. Oh, or donate a kidney. LOL.
August 26, 2016 at 10:39PM
    Linda Engel: I've missed you. Thought about you the other day and all of the funny pieces you used to write. Hope you keep up your strength and looking forward to you posting again soon. :D Linda
    August 26, 2016 at 11:00PM

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