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Monthly Archives: November 2012

This might make you angry. If you’re a midwife.

November 27, 2012 at 00:19

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May, at three weeks, in the special care unit of the hospitalMay, at three weeks, in the special care unit of the hospital

300 doctors in a room = polite applause (and a few shouts of “Bravo! Bravo!” Okay, I made that last bit up.) 1 post where I question why anyone would choose a home birth over a hospital = reader RAGE Admittedly, I don’t get it. It seems far too risky to me, during a very […]

In which I talk to 300 doctors and none throw tomatoes

November 15, 2012 at 22:59

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2010 photo of May I used in the speech2010 photo of May I used in the speech

Maybe the doctors of the world are really as polite as they seem. Or, maybe today’s speech went well! For any doctors visiting Mama Lewis for the very first time: welcome! And, erm, don’t read the sections labelled: So-called experts and Dealing with Doctors. Very boring. Snooze-worthy. In all seriousness, you might start with the […]

I kicked a doctor off May’s team, Part III: You won’t believe this

November 9, 2012 at 23:23

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Unrelated (but cute!) photo of May dressed as a fairy for Halloween

Two things, completely unbelievable, happened this week: 1) I got a ticket for parking in my own disabled parking spot in front of my house. My disabled badge had fallen off my dash on to the floor of the car. The other part of the badge, which is a card that has a handicapped symbol […]

Prepare to be shocked: gifted children are not disabled

November 6, 2012 at 23:09

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The Waiting Game. So long it makes your hair curl.

Here is what I discovered this week: there are A LOT of parents out there who, while accepting their challenges may be different, honestly believe that raising their gifted child is as difficult as raising a disabled child. A LOT of parents. Oh, and they don’t like to be told to shut up. I learned […]

I kicked a doctor off May’s team, Part II: The response

November 2, 2012 at 14:23

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Unrelated (but cute!) photo of May dressed as a fairy for HalloweenUnrelated (but cute!) photo of May dressed as a fairy for Halloween

Last week, I kicked a doctor off May’s team. I did that. Me. I’m not, shall we say, subtle with my opinions. If something needs to be said, leave it to the American to say it. But, that doesn’t convert necessarily into full blown complaints, or formal dismissals. So, it took me a few days […]