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Dec 22, 2023Liked by Alisa Kennedy Jones

Trans "patient" here but was presenting as cis male when I was dealing with major medical issue and I met my own Cleon. For some it's just a doctor/civilian power play. "You will not question me! Do you know who I am?"

May Cleon use his last breath on earth to reverentially whisper your name and pray for forgiveness!

So sorry to hear of your bout with the coffee table. Forgive me for laughing through every last word. As severe as this seemed, I'm not the least bit worried about you. Can say the same of Cleon!

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Thinking of you too. Jess said it perfectly below...your writing is absolutely beautiful even when describing such a horrid situation for you. Also, why do I have a feeling a doctor never told a male patient they had an attitude problem and denied them surgery? {insert giant sigh and eye roll here}

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Your writing is still on point even through a horrific situation. Amazing. But also, sending love, prayers and healing. I appreciate you. You always ❀️ my posts and I appreciate that.

I second that you win Substack of the month, I also nominate you for Substack of 2023!

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I cannot get over this story. πŸ’” Ugh.

Also yay for women who rule, boo to IDIOT doctors.

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He should be sued for that name alone. Cleon. Pfft. What the fuck kind of name is THAT? Also, I wish I could be there for that can of Whoop Ass you plan to open. If I was in your shoes and that had been MY family? <shakes head> Oh Lordt. All I have to say is, "Do NOT piss off the black folk." And also, you're my hero because Je-Sus. Sending SuperMassive Non-Black Hole (#Muse) healing vibes into the universe for you.

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May the Lord Have Mercy on that Doctor and that Hospital when you get well again Alisa :-)

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Dec 1, 2023Liked by Alisa Kennedy Jones

You failed to mention that she is, for real, a tiger.

Also, holy shit.

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Ohmigoodness I am shaking my fists at the universe for you and simultaneously offering gratitude for mom friends and returning FX shows (after the first 2 eps dropped I immediately texted all my friends about how fucking amazing Juno Temple is in that role!). Sending all the healing vibes your way.

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You managed to write this piece with the effedupedness you’re enduring? You win best Substack of the month. Cleon needs a license revocation. So much for Hippocrates. I’m a prayer girl and big on manifesting so watch out. Major healing vibes from me and your loving community here are bypassing the Embarcadero and landing in your hospital room.

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What a harrowing tale, lovely! Sue Cleon's balls off. And then sue the smile off his face (those ball are small; might as well hit something bigger along the way). WTAMFF on that behavior?!!? I'm just glad you are safe now and on the road to recovery. Your writing skills and humor are well intact, Alisa. (They might've even gotten better. Bitter will do that to a writer.) xo

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Keep strong Alisa. We'll all be pulling for you. (And praying too because it can't hurt at this point.) We'll throw everything we've got to help you along the way to recovery. xo

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Dec 1, 2023Liked by Alisa Kennedy Jones

Sending you MASSIVE HEALING VIBES from the Womancake universe, where we believe (among other things) that good and wonderful things are always possible for midlife women. Can't wait to hear the lawsuit saga, and may it fortify you with strength as you go through your healing process. PS Fuck that slow-dumper, may all his daily (gut) dumps be slow forever!

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