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Charlie Knight
his milestones for

December 19 to  December 25, 2010

contact him by
email at or     or
U.S. mail at 32 Byers Street, Apt. # 101, Springfield, MA 01105
if you can offer help or assistance in any way.

I am nirmally writing this on a day near the Sunday following the week I am speaking about.
In this case I am writing these on January 24th, 2011, to try and "catch up"

Sunday not feeling well at all. The tenants had a Christmas Dinner I and Bob Maurice had contributed to, but I did not feel well enough to go out of my room. I put a note on my door hoping someon would tell people but that did not happen. I rested upfor Monday. Monday was the 32 Byers Street, Inc. Board of Directors meeting and the property management hirelings, HOme City Housing, did not come and did not bother to tell us they would not come. I wrote the notes and Bob Maurice of Amity Lodge was elected as a new board of directors member. Bob brought me up to the Doctor's right afterwards. Then we had a Christmas Party at my Lodge. I was so glad to get back to the apartmentand try and rest. Tuesday there was the Homeless Memorial Service at Christ Church Cathedral at 1pm one of the men who died last year (there were almsot 50) was named Rainville. The people who built this building had that name and we call it by that name today. Then I had an appointment with the cluttering counselor at 3pm. Wednesday I went with Bob to Boston as he had to be at the VA early. While he was having tests I took the T into town to get some documents from the State about 32 Byers Street, Inc. and get a new elderly and disabled reduced fare card. Thursday I tried to rest. Friday was the Christmas Eve service at church and I thought I had to be there at 10:30PM, I was wrong, it was earlier in the day. So I went to Saints Peter and Paul, OCA, Church for a really nice service. I left there at about 3AM and as I was going back the police stopped to see if I was ok. I think I had been singing some Christmas Carols and so they might have thought I was drunk. Saturday was the Community Holiday Meal and I watched the back hallway as I usually do. I felt really bad. Did not take people up on the offer for a Christmas meal and came back to the apartment and rested. I am so tired of feeling sick. Yet I had promise to go to a Church Service and wittness someone taking vows to help another person who is in a wheel chair. So I got myself together and got on down to the bus station and took it up to the Berkshires with some presents.

I feel like the caged screws in my back are moving. I wonder what will happen to the spinal cord if they break apart? I am scared.



I think the folding bicycle I got was an expensive bicycle but I have ruined any value it had by scratching it so when I tried to get off of the train tracks. If you click on this link it will tell you a bit about this happening.

Please continue to pray. My back and especially my neck muscles often hurt, but the pain in the hands is decreasing. But after the accident my arms hurt and my neck again. The professionals still say I need hearing aids in both ears. I am happy with the way the 2nd opinion Doctor is proceeding, cautiously and by getting lots of empirical information before a decision is made .I am under MassHealth paying for my MediCare so I have experienced first hand what "ObamaCare" would be like. As I said, it hurts, but then relieving the pain is not a priority when you are not an important person. I was happy NOFA thought they could use me. I can not seem to even volunteer, no one seems to want to use me .

God is healing that spine and I might not need another operation.

I will take buses and hitch hike if need be to get to the family home and start throwing out things out. But in reality, I might not be able to do any of that this fall.

I often feel I have not made the right decisions most of the time. I just does not feel good to think you are a called a worthless nobody by many people and the inference is that can not contribute much at all to life and the "society" is taking care of your minimal needs until you finally hurry up and die. That review of my life is so depressing. It seems that every time I have had an opportunity to make a decision, I have made the wrong one. People seem to say I make the wrong decisions BUT if I do follow their advice, and it turns out wrong, I am still blamed for doing so anyway. When I came back from Grand Lodge I was told that regardless of what some people may think, the Grand Lodge of Massachusetts, I.O.O.F., sees a value in me and I should focus upon that positive expectation. I just do now know what to do. I will be away from Saturday anyway through maybe Tuesday of next week. I am hoping to get my stuff out of Alice's home which she is trying to sell. I am despairing as I don't think I can do that. I seem to be so strangely ill.


Glendi was our Greek Festival at St. George Greek Orthodox Church, which I was not help at for a third year in a row. I hate being old and sick.

My lodge (Springfield # 235, I.O.O.F.) has asked me to be Secretary for another year. So I know what I am doing for the 1st and 3rd Mondays this year.

I think one needs to rely on GOD and test the advice you are given and then go forwards;"full speed ahead"!  I would like to attend Grange, but can't get there.

I think back on the Cathedral of the Pines I went with Ray Laborde and his wife Pauline to and the "Steak Roast" I went to at Amherst Lodge at one of their members large back yard in the country. I do like the Independent Order of Odd Fellows and the good works of beneficence that they do..

The Bible Reading Guide that it seemed God prompted me to assemble for the Orthodox Study Bible is in a PDF format for people to look at, perhaps others would enjoy keeping up with it.



charlie, nektarios ippotis


The info. below is still sort of ok.

I have made a tri-fold resume like a brochure, my doctor said no work for at lest the next 3-6 months, ouch. It was last year, October 18th, when many donated to the Western Massachusetts Arthritis Foundation Walk. My back hurts, my neck hurts, I just plain hurt. I hope people will donate also again this coming fall.

Soon I am helping in the Relay for Life of the American Cancer Society. We had meetings on it this week on the PTK induction ceremony next week but I did not go.


What follows are the new information about my injuries and the progress from my NeuroSurgeon! I am in great pain and have difficulty doing many things.
I said last before that I would probably take them down from here. Now I will keep them up a little longer so you can see what I am having difficulty in healing from.

about central cordd syndrom and new findings         Old Medical News        spine and ares that is screwed together

Click on the images above to go to links to more information

I saw my primary care physician and she showed me my x-rays.  I got the discs out I was given to sent to the 2nd opion doctor and took screeen shots of them.
I will put it in that space below to try and show you what is happening to me.

x-ray image showing screws in t3, t4, t6, t7, and t8  t-5 was burst on impactThese are some of the things I have found.  The screws come in from the back, and the extra skin must be to hide the ends of the screws.

You can see the screws in the  image to  the left.

There is no image at t5 as the vertebrae burst.

Looking to the right you see the screws and the long wire or plastic that goes through the screws and tries to  hold my back in place.

Note that at T4 both of these wires are joined together.

I am so sick as I write this.

I will tell you more later.
close-up of xray shown screws in back as seen through the body from the front

The new medicines are helping the pain in the left had some, but moving it and exercising it seems to be the best thing. I thank God for my current Primary Care Doctor and for the "Second Opinion Surgeon" that said I could ride a bicycle and be more active if I was careful.. But after the July accident I have not done so. I hurt a lot in my shoulders arms.
Thank GOD for any and all improvements. Especially I thank God I can walk and do some things. I am told that because of the vertebra injured, medically, they did not even expect me to walk.

I pray this fall and the coming winter are full of blessings for you and yours.

My email is or the college at
as I hope to be able to take at least one course in the Spring.

The telephone number in Springfield is (413) 732-7077 or you can write to me there at 32 Byers Street, Apartment # 101, Springfield, MA 01105-1221.
It looks like I will be there throughout the winter this year.
I feel so much worse in many ways than I did when I was in the Rehab. Hospital.
Often have to rest up all day in order to go to a meeting at night for 2 hours and then I am so tired I am glad to get to bed.
But sleep does not come with the Narcolepsy, so I am up and then back to bed all night long.
I feel so rotten and worthless because I came to Springfield trying to get work and could not do so
and now I have to spend over 20 times the cost of repairs to tear down the family home.
I feel so rotten and worthless and it is no wonder no gal wants to even
be an escort with me to a free meal. Thanks for your prayers.

I feel I have let down God and humanity.
It is no fun feeling that you are
just worthless.