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You can keep your socks on

 
 
roger
 
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Reply Fri 7 Nov, 2008 09:11 pm
@CalamityJane,
Doesn't "prairie" imply the presence of grass outside of an irrigated golf course?
Rockhead
 
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Reply Fri 7 Nov, 2008 09:13 pm
@roger,
agreed with the rat.

as one who truly lives in the prairie, and has visited the fortress Dyslexia, uhh no, not so much prairie in NM...
ossobuco
 
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Reply Fri 7 Nov, 2008 09:21 pm
@Rockhead,
If this is prairie, I'm confused, but it's closer to it than the Pacific coast.

I'm refraining from posting on med matters in this thread. (I should also do so otherwise too, but usually barge in.)

ossobuco
 
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Reply Fri 7 Nov, 2008 09:35 pm
@ossobuco,
Oh, wait, the Pac Coast and here both have sand.. I meant, uuurrgh, that here is closer to Prairie..

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dyslexia
 
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Reply Fri 7 Nov, 2008 09:38 pm
on a more personal level, I went into the hospital for relatively mundane reasons and soon was with the doc telling me (somewhat in a fog) that I was going to the ER as if i was dying; I didn't feel I was dying. Soon I found meself in this refrigerator white room staring at a light mounted to the ceiling and androgenous hovering around me poking and chatting. this activity continued for hours as I lay there and thoughts going through my mind "I don't want to die here, I want to go home with my dog at my feet and my cat trying to sleep on my head, I want to turn my head to look out the window and hear some JJ Cale on the magic harp while Lady Diane brews me some Assam tea, I want to die at ease, not in some sterile cucko industrial complex with people calling me "sir" I probably pushed for my release but I'm glad I did. The Lady Diane respects me enough to help me get home. Dying is not fun in a clean, well-lighted place.
Rockhead
 
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Reply Fri 7 Nov, 2008 09:45 pm
@dyslexia,
you ain't dead yet you old bastard, and you damn well better give me notice, as my travel budget is nil right now...

I give ya 2 to 1 you outlive me.

(ima get the screw and mail it at yas...)

keep checking yer flippin' pressure, please Shocked
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Diane
 
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Reply Fri 7 Nov, 2008 09:53 pm
@dyslexia,
Quote:
Dying is not fun in a clean, well-lighted place.


Quite true, my cowboy, and evocative of everything you stand for, but you also wanted to go home and go to bed as you were having the stroke five years ago. So, I'm glad I ignored you and drove you to the hospital, despite your appeals otherwise.

I love you more than life itself and I have endless respect for you, but if it ever appears that you need to stay in a hospital, I will again ignore you.

And I agree with the others who are indignant that they sent you home. I'm still suspicious as to why--was it that you are not a member of Presbyterian's HMO or that you have lousy insurance?

Presbyterian denied both of us when we applied because you had had a stroke and I have diabetes type II. Naturally, when you need extra care, you don't have very good insurance because all the name brands don't want to insure anyone at risk, it might actually cost them more money than their bottom line calls for.

I've wanted to vent ever since yesterday. Now you know how I feel about the whole system.
CalamityJane
 
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Reply Fri 7 Nov, 2008 09:57 pm
The prairie was a joke obviously, but I am serious about the mediocre care
Dys has received there. You just don't send someone home in such a condition,
and I wish you'd consult with a different Cardiologist. There is a great Mayo
Clinic in Scottsdale with adjacent hotel - not too far from ABQ.
dyslexia
 
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Reply Fri 7 Nov, 2008 10:02 pm
to be totally honest, we had left Sally dog in the house expecting only to be gone a few hours, I was worried, also Dante cat and Garage cat needed to be fed. They only had frikin Liptons tea at the hospital, I have to be pretty near death to drink liptons tea.
Rockhead
 
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Reply Fri 7 Nov, 2008 10:04 pm
@dyslexia,
garaje cat needs a real name...
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RexRed
 
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Reply Fri 7 Nov, 2008 10:14 pm
@dyslexia,
Hope all is well Dys, don't panic. Peace, breathe deep.
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dyslexia
 
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Reply Fri 7 Nov, 2008 10:21 pm
@Tai Chi,
Tai Chi wrote:

dyslexia wrote:
I (and the Lady Diane) were escorted downstairs to the ER where I was taken to an exam room and told to remove my clothing and put on a "gown" but I could keep my socks on. I kept my socks on.


What about the hat?

I hope "they" are going to keep an eye on you. (I know Diane will.)
I was not wearing my "renagade hat" I was wearing my Sunday go to meeting black Stetson with the horse hair hat band, they made me remove it along with my boots.I may sue the bastards.
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dyslexia
 
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Reply Fri 7 Nov, 2008 10:24 pm
@Tai Chi,
Tai Chi wrote:

dyslexia wrote:
I (and the Lady Diane) were escorted downstairs to the ER where I was taken to an exam room and told to remove my clothing and put on a "gown" but I could keep my socks on. I kept my socks on.


What about the hat?

I hope "they" are going to keep an eye on you. (I know Diane will.)
I was not wearing my "renagade hat" I was wearing my Sunday go to meeting black Stetson with the horse hair hat band, they made me remove it along with my boots.I may sue the bastards. Lady Diane never liked me anyway.
Izzie
 
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Reply Sat 8 Nov, 2008 05:21 am
@dyslexia,
Glad to see you haven't had a sense of humour failure Dys...

how're you today? keeping the pressure down?

hey Lady D.... couldya give the 'ole cowboy a hug from me please. Don't tell him it's from me tho... we don't like each other.

take care both. xx
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Phoenix32890
 
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Reply Sat 8 Nov, 2008 05:44 am
@roger,
Rog- My oncologist's office supplies these paper gowns that are made for size 10 and smaller. Now, you have met me, and KNOW that I am not a size 10.

My doc has this propensity of sending other patients in to talk to me. Obviously he thinks my age, wisdom, experience and the ability to communicate is helpful to his patients, especially those early on the road, and scared shitless.

One day I am in one of those ridiculous gowns, attempting to keep the breeze out of my butt, when in walks my doc with this gorgeous hunk of a guy. I am not vain, but at least I have some illusions left. I did my best to comfort the suffering fellow, all the while plotting revenge on the hapless doctor who put me in that position.
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BumbleBeeBoogie
 
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Reply Sat 8 Nov, 2008 09:18 am
@dlowan,
Could the spike have been caused by The Lady Diane being so happy about Obama winning that she dashed out the front door NEKED and danced around their cul de sac for nearly an hour? Dys dragged her inside before the police came. Sally barked in terror at the stranger in her midst.

BBB
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Ticomaya
 
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Reply Sat 8 Nov, 2008 10:02 am
@CalamityJane,
CalamityJane wrote:
There is a great Mayo Clinic in Scottsdale with adjacent hotel - not too far from ABQ.

As if you needed that excuse to come visit.

But then again, I haven't liked you for some time now.
LionTamerX
 
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Reply Sat 8 Nov, 2008 10:07 am
@dyslexia,
As your unofficial medical advisor, I strongly suggest a regimen of chilling out, thinking about the glorious sound of the Porsche at speed, and having the occasional nip as necessary.

My love and warmest regards to you both.
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Foxfyre
 
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Reply Sat 8 Nov, 2008 10:14 am
Being a member of the Pres HMO wouldn't have made a difference at Pres. The whole system is overloaded.

Go into the ER any time of night or day at the big hospital or Kaseman and the waiting room is packed--standing room only as people are sitting on most of the floor space. They recently discharged my sister three times with blood pressure spiking as Dys describes and the same other alarming symptoms purely because the beds were needed by people more imminently in danger of dying I guess. The fourth trip to the hospital they weren't even going to admit her until her #3 daughter and I pitched a royal hissy fit and demanded a bed AND a diagnosis or else. We got it.

Anyway, hope the immediate crisis for Dys and Diane has passed, but dittos re those who urge close surveillance on this.
BumbleBeeBoogie
 
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Reply Sat 8 Nov, 2008 10:22 am
Spoke to Dys this morning. He said he's OK.

BBB
 

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