Writer In Florence Ela Vasilescu
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Day 334 – From ecstasy to joy and finally to despair

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Today I have managed to get a job, to enjoy an afternoon with friends and to get my daughter to the emergency room. All in one day. I woke up this morning and let me tell you the world looks different at 6 am. It’s really strange to see a seaside of humans in the tram or the bus, being very quiet and wobbling like penguins while waiting to get at their bus stop. Well my bus stop was far...

Day 177 – Another beautiful day in the ER

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Today I finally got to see my “friends” again; you know the ones who took my awesomeness away and gave me a necklace instead as a present. I understood today that I wasn’t in so much pain as the last time we have seen each other, because everything looked a little different this time. I could see the carnage coming in and going out, I could see the wounds of every single person...

Day 176 – No insurance, no treatment

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Medical insurance is kind of a big deal in Italy. At the moment mine expired and attempting to renew it I hit some brick walls. I am entitled to some sort of insurance because I have worked here and payed taxes, but of course I have to get through a lot of paperwork in order to get it. So, this morning, planning to go to the ER after solving this paperwork problem, I hit another brick wall. I...

Day 75 – Another trip to the emergency room

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I got to see some of the friends I made three weeks ago, today (if I can call them friends).  When I got to the emergency room, I noticed that everything looks very different when you are not in pain and you just have to sit there and wait quietly for your turn. You get to see the faces clearly, the place is much scarier and the cases that come in and out… well, they are not so pleasant to the...

Writer In Florence Ela Vasilescu