Tainted and Sainted
Tainted for my actions on Friday, Jan. 8, about 4:55 pm. I could have killed myself while attempting to ride my bike across Edgerton from the Gateway Trail. I failed to stop and carefully look both ways before entering the street and I didn’t see the vehicle, its headlights were on, coming from the south. My only, lame, excuse was a full bladder urging me to get home.
Sainted, the driver who saved my butt, and more, because he or she was driving attentively and braked and then swerved because their eyes were on the road ahead and not focused on a cell phone, radio or other distraction.
Vincent Grundman, Maplewood
I recently slipped on the ice and fractured my pelvis. After a few days in the hospital I needed to go to a TCU. I’m a diabetic and manage my blood sugar with a pump and a continuous glucose monitor. The hospital social worker had a hard time finding a TCU for me as many TCUs won’t accept diabetics who use a pump (tainted!). They were more concerned with over-managing a very small risk than with my health.
Sainted to St Therese and their staff. Even though they are experiencing a staffing crisis, they welcomed me and did a very good job taking care of me. My diabetes remained under excellent control and I’m getting stronger every day.
Elizabeth Schaller, Eagan
I wish to express my appreciation and thanks to the students in the St. Paul and Minneapolis area middle and high schools who took the time to send cards during the holidays to us patients at the Minneapolis VA Hospital.
Robert Bowen, St. Paul
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