I’m very sorry

Yeah so I feel worse again. Very tired and horrible nausea whenever I try to eat. I feel so guilty cause I’m so behind in my work but I can’t get anything done.

This morning I made several attempts to call my doctor’s office to make an appointment. Each time the answering robot kept leading me around in circles: I would hear the menu options, press one for “scheduling”, hear elevator music, then instead of anyone coming on the line to schedule me, the robot would read the menu options to me again.

I eventually tried pressing six for “all other inquiries”, hoping I’d reach a human that way, and the robot was like “sorry we didn’t understand that, try again.” So I pressed six again and the robot again insisted it didn’t understand.

So I tried to call the office three times over the course of an hour and each time the same thing happened. I was feeling sooooo bad and soooo frustrated I actually screamed out loud.

I called the local hospital down the street from the doctor’s office, and the nice hospital person patched me through, bypassing the answering robot. I told the doctor’s office lady about how their robot was apparently broken. She didn’t seem to care.

She scheduled me to see the doctor tomorrow. I plan to tell the doctor about the broken robot and apathetic response from the front desk.

I just want to be able to work and eat without feeling like passing out or throwing up.

So I’m not well at the moment

I thought I’d be done with this wretched format update by now and able to return to normal activity but I got sick. I’m not sure what was wrong and I think I’m getting better but still feel pretty bad.

For three days I was unable to keep anything down and lay in bed moaning sipping water and bringing it up again. All I could do was play on my phone and watch TV. Then the nausea seemed to pass but I was so weak from dehydration and malnutrition that it was difficult to walk even. I started the refeeding process with the standard “after you’ve had a tummy sickness” foods such as bananas, applesauce etc.

Then yesterday I felt almost okay and so I ate some spaghetti. I tried to go to my computer and work. I wrote a few blog entries and I did about 200 cases (out of 1500 to go) and then had to stop. My stomach didn’t like my meal and I felt nauseous again and shaky and extremely tired. I returned to bed and slept the rest of the day.

I got up today and have gone back to my desk. I ate some more spaghetti and my stomach accepted it this time but I still don’t feel well. Very shaky. Even harnessing the dog and taking her into the yard to pee makes me feel tired. But I must get this format update done.

I’m on page 622 of 674 pages of cases. At twenty cases per page I have 1,040 cases left to change to the new format.

Native American Heritage Month: David George

In honor of Native American Heritage Month I’m featuring a Native American missing person for every day in the month of November. Today’s missing person is David Post George, age 21. I don’t have any tribal info for him.

He was last seen in Juneau, Alaska on March 7, 2005, but for some reason he wasn’t reported missing till 2007. I have no other information.

Native American Heritage Month: Sumi Juan

In honor of Native American Heritage Month I’m featuring a Native American missing person for every day in the month of November. Today’s missing person is Sumi Gail Juan, a 33-year-old Hoopa woman who disappeared from Hoopa, California on September 8, 2010.

Hoopa, California is a town in northern California and per Wikipedia, 80-plus percentage of the population is Native.

The police noted they had two persons of interest, also Native, whom they wanted to talk to: Robert Hodge Jr. and Debra Jealous-Of-Him.

It’s worth noting I’ve found NO mention AT ALL about Sumi since 2010 and I’m not 100% sure she is still missing.

Native American Heritage Month: Andrew Lufkins

In honor of Native American Heritage Month I’m featuring a Native American missing person for every day in the month of November. Today’s missing person is Andrew Jon Lufkins, a 23-year-old Sisseton Wahpeton Oyate man who disappeared from Sisseton, a town in the northeast corner of South Dakota, on April 7, 2010.

It looks pretty obvious what happened. Lufkins was in a bar fight and was carried, seriously injured and unconscious, from the bar. He was never seen or heard from again.

His disappearance reminds me of Star Gail Boomer‘s. Star, a white woman, also disappeared after getting into a physical altercation at a bar and is presumed to have been murdered. Two suspects were charged, but the charges were dropped after “over a dozen witnesses to the alleged crime refused to testify against the defendants.”

Lufkins would be 32 years old today. But I think he’s still 23.

Native American Heritage Month: Sally Hines

In honor of Native American Heritage Month I’m featuring a Native American missing person for every day in the month of November. Today’s missing person is Sally Ann Hines, a 58-year-old Seaconke Wampanoag woman who disappeared from San Antonio, Texas on December 14, 2017. The Seaconke Wampanoags are from Rhode Island.

I found this flier from the Facebook group Missing and Taken Indigenous People that has a little more info about her, including a photo of her in the clothes she was last seen wearing, and the fact that she has breast implants.

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Sally has multiple health problems including PTSD, bipolar disorder and a liver transplant. She needs daily medication to keep her body from rejecting her donor liver. Because of this I don’t see how she could still be alive. If she is alive she must be in VERY bad shape. She would be about 60 today.