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Star Trek is Dead to Me
I truned 6 on May 25th 1973. It was about a week later I had to save my mom, my dad was attempting to murder her. A few days later I saw my first episode of Star Trek and the crew of the Enterprise became my new family. Over the years Star Trek got me through some of the most difficult times in my life. As a boy Star Trek had become sacred, untouchable by the men who were sexually abusing me. Star Trek took me away from the nightmares, flashbacks and the reality of my life. My life had become in twined into the fabric of Star Trek, I could never see my life without Star Trek.
When I was 9 I lived in the Houston area and my dad sold me to many men to be used in some horrible ways. In the summer of 1976 dad told me he was taking me to meet with two men, when he said their names my heart jumped. In my mind I knew this was not a job but a real treat. My dad was finally taking me to meet some really special people. Of course John was to join us, he was my handler and dad's best friend and he lived with us. But even though John went, these were not jobs, these two men were real people.
It took awhile to get to a small brown cottage type house next to the shore. In fact the ocean was a way off, but there was a lot of wetland marsh between the cottage and the ocean, it was beautiful. Dad pulled into the driveway and got out, John got out and stood waiting for me. I walked up next to John and he put his arm around my shoulder and told me to be good. I knew what that met but yet it confused me, he could not apply that to these two men.
When we reached the end of the driveway and the back of the cottage I saw my dad and John's "boss" sitting under a tree with one of the men. I did not see the other man, so skipping the star idol questions I simply asked where so-and-so was. I was told by this men who only seconds ago I thought was a god that he decided not to show up. At this point I started to cry and asked if anyone else was coming. John smacked me in the back of the head and asked me what I thought. He then grabbed my arm and led me into the cottage and to a back bedroom with a single bed. I can see every detail of that small house. Once in the room John told me to get ready and I did, then sat on the bed and waited.
After the former idol left me I sat in the corner of the bed with my back to the wall, knees pulled to my chest and sobbed. I never forgot a single moment of that day and event or the man who did it to me.
Now today 2015. Leonard Nimoy has died and it hurt me. But as most who enjoyed Star Trek I was recovering, until. I was in Food Lion and saw a Tribute magazine and bought it. Within the pages of that magazine was the name of the man who had his way with me at age 9 in the cottage near the ocean, he had been friends with Leonard. When I saw his name associated with Leonard and Star Trek an intense wave of nasua washed over me. I felt tears in my eyes and I wanted to throw the magazine away. I sat up for most of the night, my mind numb. It felt like my brain had broke. I put the magazine on my desk and went to bed, but not to sleep. My skin crawled all night and I felt myself in that cottage all night. I felt dirty, nasty. I was having repeated flashbacks, I was not here. All day Saturday I was in a daze, floating, not with my family and friends even though my body was. By Saturday night I had lost my love for Star Trek, the thought of Star Trek and this man's name together repulsed me, made me sick. In brain mapping an entire map can be disrupted by a single dramatic act. Reading that man's name as a friend to Leonard had that effect. I lost all I thought I knew Star Trek to be. Today Star Trek is nothing to me. Star Trek is dead to me.
I inventoried my collection and added up its value. Here it is as a PDF to download. If anyone is interested in buying it you can pay via PayPal and we can figure out shipping to add and other details.
There is no love lost, I have only learned that even boyhood idols are dirty men and years later the reality of this system takes over.
How to take charge of your health care:
Many today assume that all of their medical records are safe with their PCP. Guess again. When I switched to my current PCP I signed the usual medical transfer forms and later learned my new PCP had not much of any of my records. I had mentioned my IgAN as part of an early visit and she told me its not in my records. I was surprised. I was told that as (this was pre-Affordable Healthcare Act starting) the new Healthcare starts and doctors, hospitals etc scan in documents that if a person has not seen them in 15 years their files could be destroyed.
I hit the ground running. I wrote letters with a release to every doctor I had ever been to since I was born in 1967. Some of my records were stored in an old minute man missile bunker in Kansas, others in attics. In the end I found all my kidney records in the attic of a doctors office in a very small town. Hospitals and doctors across the nation were happy to help if they still had my records. In the end I may have gotten only 70%. I then scanned them and organized them into folders by topic, year and doctor. I have them backed up in 3's and keep them on my Tab. It is ironic that in at least 6 or more cases a doctor or hospital has failed to transfer the correct records and I was able to pull them up on my Tab. On 3 occasions the doctor used my tablet as his medical reference to treat me.
It has also helped with blood work. Blood work only needs to be done every 3 to 6 months for routine, in some cases my blood work did not follow me to the referral doctor. They suggested doing it again. When I mentioned I had it on my Tab the doctor was delighted. I do the same for my wife and it came in need for her blood work and her hearing test. She has to have one every 6 months as she is loosing her hearing.
Although most doctors charge for medical records I was grateful no one charged me. I am waiting for one more set, it has over 200 pages, that will then be all I am able to collect all across the nation.
So how do I keep them up to date?
Well on each doctors visit my doctor always gives me a copy. With new doctors I explain what I do and no one has ever denied me. In fact 100% of all doctors have been impressed with my file system and the detail and vastness of my records. I have been told many times by doctors that they wish all their patients did this. Although it took me a lot of work in the beginning it takes little to keep it up to date and it has saved me from having blood test repeated or a scan. I have avoided many many test by having copies on my tablet and in so doing saved a lot of money. Americans have become dependent on ALL their medical care being taken care of by their doctor. But in reality your medical records are your responsibility not all the different doctors you see. Think about it. Your PCP sends you to a specialist and you expect that doctor to send ALL your records back to your PCP. Or you go in to hospital and again expect all records to be sent to your PCP. In fact very little of what you may need later is sent. If you secure those records then you have them.
Also every doctor has a whole lot of clients you are 1 in hundreds. You are NOT unique or special. In some cases you may have a good relationship with your PCP but it is still a doctor/patient relationship and you should take charge of your medical health. If every person took charge of their medical records and kept up with test done to them think of how many millions in dollars would be saved.
Well I got another email from the BBB. They have opened the case agianst Community Health Alliance. As I said I got my wife back on BCBS as wel as my son and the two friends I helped are also back on BCBS. I don't believe legally I can assist anyone on Community Health Alliance make the switch to BCBS that I did not help in the first place. The Marketplace told me to help only those I helped the first time. I also do not think I can post how to do it. I must consider law suites. In the end posting the facts on my blog may cause others to talk, ask questiins and tell yet others. My biggest piece of advice, call the Marketplace, explain the facts to the about Community Health Alliance and ask questions until they walk you through making the change. My biggest fear is someone needing to use Community Health Alliance insurance in a life or death emergency and they don't pay. It took nearly 2 weeks to get them to pay for my wifes medication.
Its your health care take charge of it.
Recently a friend of mine wanted to read the book "Faith on the March". I had read it years ago and told him about it and he thought it would be an interesting read. I searched the Internet and the cheapest copy I found was $35.00, the price went as high as $300.00. At that point I grew disappointed and sick at the profit margin being made. Since I have published three books I know that even at $35.00 that seller was making a considerable profit. Now there is nothing wrong with making a profit in America, but considering the nature and subject matter of the book....it turned my stomach. I did some research and learned that the copyright had expired and was now public domain, so that means an even larger profit margin. I also learned that both of Marley Cole's books were in the same state, copyright expired and public domain. I then set out to find the PDF versions of all three, which I did. Now I was ready to republish them and set the price as low as the printer would allow.
"Faith on the March" was to be the test book. I created a beautiful cover and uploaded the PDF file. BAM! Rejected. Not due to copyright but alas due to font. The book had been scanned as jpg files then converted into a PDF, the very very old style font was not in the catalog of fonts used by my printer. ARG! What to do. I dare not retype it, way too big of a chance for errors. I gave it some thought and tried to export the PDF as a text file, nnnoooooo. Again the font. Turns out the book uses 4 different fonts, and my computer and Tab don't have 3. Looked on the Internet, not all fonts found.
Again I went to my thinking room in my mind. In the end here is what I am doing.
1) I am using a 6x4 book layout (the original was standard size) and already have an ISBN issued.
2) I recreated the title page, copyright page and content pages nearly 100% in the exact same layout.
3) Now for chapters. This is proving a more timely act. In order to capture the same layout I have to do it paragraph x paragraph. I highlight a paragraph, copy it, paste it into notepad to remove the formatting & font. Highlight again cut and paste into the Word book document. However not all words make it normal. Because of missing font information some words come out like " the hvoiise stoudd" well you get it. So then I do a line x line word x word comparison to ensure the exact same wording is transferred.
4) Then after each chapter I have to read each chapter again to ensure it all came out okay.
Time consuming but very enjoyable project.
My only problem so far, Word is flagging the messed up words. Okay not a problem you say. Well in writing a book even A.H. MacMillan made typos. Word is flagging them and I am correcting them. So this copy of "Faith on the March" will have corrected Mac's typo's.
I intend to do the same to Cole's books, not sure how long entire project will take. I hope that by doing this that if someone wants to buy them as history books they can find copies they can afford and not have to pay up to $300.00 for them.
I would like to report, after 8 days, about 9 phone calls, from me, my wife and Walgreens, hours and hours on the phone, 4 emails, posting on Facebook 2 accounts, Twitter, my blog, sending to BBB and press that Community Health Alliance did pay for my wifes meds. However as Community Health Alliance explained to me, this is currently an on going problem and we would have to do this with all her meds. But as I said in another post, she is back to BCBS.
DeWayne Watts: I started out writing short stories and poetry. Some of which was published in the 1980's. I have parts of 5 novels written and have completed 2 novels. I have been married over 25 years and raised 2 wonderful sons who have been a great addition to the human family.
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