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Elizabeth Peterson unmasks the weaknesses of rehab (12/01)

Who are you here to see?” asked the guard at the desk. “Dale Byam,” we answered. He went through a card file and drew one out.

“Sign your names on this card and also on the Visitor’s Sheet,” he instructed. “Leave your car keys and ID here on my desk. And be sure your pockets are empty.”

After providing the required signatures, my husband David and I lined up with the other visitors for an electronic search. If the bell rang, we had to remove anything that was metal. Since my steel knee always rings, the guard took a hand device to go over my entire body until satisfied it was indeed my knee that set off the detector. read more