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I grew up in Montebello, California, second generation Angeleno. My great grandparents emigrated from Germany in the 1800s. I represented California in "The Federation for Peace" conference in South Korea & in India. I have Cubital tunnel syndrome, and after 2 surgeries it worsens, so please forgive numb hands and typos.;-) Graduated Summa Cum Laude from California State University in 1996. I work part time in a mortuary. Gallows humor is a survival mode often used to lighten the load of the work that we do.

In my work as a Hospice Minister, I am often unavailable for several days at a time. Please take this into consideration when attempting to place a time limit on any request for a response.
In March of 2013, I was diagnosed with Breast Cancer. After a partial Mastectomy I am still battling due to the HER2/neu. Chemo Brain Post-chemotherapy cognitive impairment (VERY misleading Title!) is definitely NOT fun! Chemotherapy left me with Diabetes and peripheral neuropothy. I am still quite weak and it will be a long recovery. October 2015
Recovery is slow I am still quite weak from the cancer, Chemotherapy and Radiation. I am in remission but the murder of my police officer son, Shaun, has slowed recovery considerably.

What is the difference between God and doctors? God doesn't think he is a doctor.

I am continuously learning the intricacies of Wikipedia, NOTHING should be this complicated; trolls are the epitome of evil. Baseless accusations still stun me. You are NOT paranoid if they are REALLY out to get you![1]

In any dispute the intensity of feeling is inversely proportional to the value of the stakes at issue. Sayre's law
Please feel free to shorten my name to "Doc" not DOS. UGH. That is so PC and I am so MAC! ;-) TY Pablo!
In deference to Doc #1 please make that Doc #2 ;-) And Yes, I do have a Doctorate.

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This user supports the fight against Ovarian cancer.

My other personal project is to educate people about Ovarian Cancer It Whispers - so listen carefully . . . Watch for -

  • Pelvic or abdominal pain or discomfort;
  • vague but persistent gastrointestinal upsets such as gas, nausea, and indigestion;
  • frequency and/or urgency of urination in the absence of an infection;
  • unexplained weight gain or weight loss;
  • pelvic and/or abdominal swelling, bloating and/or feeling of fullness;
  • ongoing unusual fatigue; Do NOT chalk it up to depression!
  • unexplained changes in bowel habits.
  • If symptoms persist for more than 2 weeks, ask your doctor for a combination pelvic/rectal exam and
and trans-vaginal ultrasound. A CA-125 blood test is not infallible. More on new test as I find it.

A pap test WILL NOT detect ovarian cancer.

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"God is truth. The way to truth lies through ahimsa (non-violence)"--Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi

When you're 50 you start thinking about things you haven't thought about before. I used to think getting old was about vanity- but actually it's about losing people you love... ( Joyce Carol Oates]

A heart of gold stopped beating, Two shiny brown eyes at rest, God broke my heart to prove, He only takes the best ♥ R.I.P. TES

My Twin Baby Sister died 02-24-10, My heart hurts, please be patient with me. August 15, 2010 siblings seem intent in killing me off too, more hurt... August 19, 2010. Tes said: "I want to live until your Birthday, so we can go to Disneyland!" It would be today... September 16, 2010, Grief will steal your brain, sigh...Loss & Grief changes who you are, forever... 9 December 2010, You get used to the pain, a part of your everyday life...but it NEVER stops... 11:54, 9 January 2011, it's a long long way to acceptance DocOfSocTalk 08:33, 7 June 2011 (UTC)

Give sorrow words the grief that does not speak:
Whispers the o'er-fraught heart, and bids it break.''--Malcolm, Act IV, DocOfSoc (talk) 06:47, 10 January 2011 (UTC)

On October 29,2014, my SWAT policeman son was murdered while on duty. He was given a hero's funeral rivaling that of Kennedy's. The flag was flown at half staff in Sacramento and Governor Brown attended his funeral] Please google "Shaun Diamond" for the details. I am destroyed. See List of American police officers killed in the line of duty October 29, 2014. I thought God broke my heart to prove, He only takes the best ♥ R.I.P. TES He proved it beyond belief when my son was murdered. He was MY best and I am lost without him.

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For untiring thoroughness in updating the fast-moving City of Bell salary controversy article through its various stops, starts, and permutations. GeorgeLouis (talk) 00:03, 27 September 2011 (UTC)
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You always try to remain polite, even in controversies. Keep up the good work. --CrohnieGal Talk 14:21, 26 June 2010 (UTC) You deserve this!
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When you first became an editor you had lots of obstacles to over come with being under constant attack, but you did it. You have come such a long way during your time here. You are a good editor who is also a great asset to the project. Keep up your good work. --CrohnieGalTalk 14:28, 23 October 2010 (UTC)
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Deserved for sure. Cheers... Doc9871 (talk) 11:05, 23 July 2010 (UTC)
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Happy New Year! --AFriedman (talk) 19:13, 4 January 2010 (UTC)
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Thank you for your collective initiative in improving Andriza Mircovich. KimChee (talk) 18:32, 19 November 2010 (UTC)
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DocOfSoc has been identified as an Awesome Wikipedian,
so I've officially declared today as DocOfSoc's Day!
For being a great person and awesome Wikipedian,
enjoy being the star of the day, DocOfSoc!

Signed, Neutralhomer

A record of your Day will always be kept here.

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