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Weblog of Seattle minister to the homeless Rick Reynolds, Operation Nightwatch

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Caring for human beings seems like the best use of my time, homeless or not.

Tuesday, April 17, 2007

Homeless and healthcare

Today we got a call that one of our favorite former shelter workers and denizens died of "natural causes" whatever the heck that means. I don't know if he was even 50 years old.

Meanwhile, I missed my night out last week thanks to "veinous ligation" meaning that they stripped the ruined veins out of both legs (like gutting a trout, I guess).

Makes you wonder about healthcare for homeless people. Will they go get it when they need it? Or do they simply (as I suspect) take what they can get, when they must?

Post op recovery options have got to be brutal.

What a system.


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