Let's Try This Again

Discussion in 'Bad Dog Cafe' started by Paul in Colorado, Nov 17, 2015.

  1. Paul in Colorado

    Paul in Colorado Telefied Ad Free Member

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    I got home from the hospital last evening. So good to sleep in my own bed, no one to wake me up to check my vitals, no HGTV. I feel like I've been in another world. I had surgery last week and healing is going slow. I'm really weak, but a little stronger every day.

    The hospital experience was down right weird. Conflicting instructions, bad communication between doctors and nurses, a nurse who asked me what I wanted to do. (Wait, isn't she the medical professional and I'm the patient?)

    Food service that didn't get the dietitian's restrictions, or flipped them 180 degrees. One person saying I could eat X, another say I couldn't.

    On the other hand, some really good helpful concerned compassionate people who got me through the bad stuff.

    Stay out of hospitals. They're full of sick people.
     
  2. Stubee

    Stubee Doctor of Teleocity Gold Supporter

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    Welcome back!
     
  3. Ironwolf

    Ironwolf Poster Extraordinaire Gold Supporter

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    "Stay out of hospitals. They're full of sick people. "

    You know, more people die in hospitals than anywhere else.
     
  4. rebelwoclue

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    I just got out of a hospital down here in Brazil. I thought our N.A. hospital food was bad...
    But, I survived and am now having some nice Brazilian churrasco!
     
  5. src9000

    src9000 Poster Extraordinaire

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    And not all the sick people are patients!
     
  6. Alamo

    Alamo Doctor of Teleocity

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    Good to see you back.
    keep mending fast.
     
  7. Mike Eskimo

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    Glad to hear you're out.

    Feel better Paul !
     
  8. Paul in Colorado

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    Ain't that the truth!
     
  9. fendertx

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    That's good to here Paul!
     
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    Old joke: " I used to be a patient in a mental hospital, but now I'm in charge of one".

    Paul,
    To a fellow lap steel player: Hope you are doing some glissando before the weekend!:D
     
  11. OlRedNeckHippy

    OlRedNeckHippy Friend of Leo's

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    Glad to see that you survived the experience Paul. It didn't kill you, so you must be stronger now. Right?
     
  12. dleuen

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    Good to hear you're out and getting better Paul. Stay healthy man!
     
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    Hope your AT home recovery is smooth and the surgery was successful, I thought TDPRI was quiet with out you here :lol:

    All the best recover soon!!
     
  14. TeleTown

    TeleTown Friend of Leo's

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    good to see you back!
     
  15. Tazz3

    Tazz3 Friend of Leo's

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    Welcome home and feel better
     
  16. dented

    dented Doctor of Teleocity Gold Supporter

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    Glad you are home and recovering. I'm going to copy your note and send it to the patient experience people at the hospital where I work. Your note is applied to every care facility in the USA. We strive to be better where I work and I work at a Top 50 hospital in the USA. By giving your feedback someone where I work will provide impetus to solve and remedy such problems for the patient.

    Hope you feel better soon and always like your posts.
     
  17. Wallo Tweed

    Wallo Tweed Friend of Leo's

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    Glad to hear you're out.
     
  18. teletimetx

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    Glad to hear you're home - hope the recovery goes well.
     
  19. Joe Sailor

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    Welcome back to FoCo!
     
  20. Toto'sDad

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    Get well soon buddy, and I hope you don't have to go back in ever! My wife had two heart procedures only a few months apart in 2006. I was at her beside and watching the monitor machines when a male nurse came in and was going to give her an injection, I asked what he was giving her, he said morphine to make her rest. I told him no you're not going to give her morphine, look at her heart rate and blood pressure, it's already dangerously low, you give her morphine it's going to go even lower. The guy turns to me and says "what do you recommend doctor?" I told him I recommend he get the hell out of here and get the head nurse in here. Pretty soon the head nurse came in asking what the problem was I explained, she said I'll take care of this. I didn't see the big guy anymore.

    My son was in the hospital when a doctor starting shooting pain reliever into his broken ankle, I told him he wasn't doing it right, he got huffy and asked me what my credentials were for telling him how to effect a procedure. I told I really didn't have any, but that I could see he had gone all the way through the ankle area and was pumping the pain med onto the gurney top. I told him the gurney ought to be feeling pretty good right about now. He sheepishly got a fresh needle and got it right. You gotta watch medical people too, they are just like us, they may or may not get it right. Keep a watch on 'em the life you save may be your own.

    Get well, get strong, we all missed you Paul and are glad to have you back.
     
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