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Saturday, January 28, 2012

waiter there's a fly in my soup

Random thoughts at the end of January...

It seems crack addicts have sensitive palettes. The other day our cuisine just was unacceptable to said addict. Their light lit up immediately upon presentation of the entree. "I don't eat any of this stuff!". Geez, I thought scratching and conniving daily for that high, you would eat just about anything. But no, our friend wanted us to order specific items. Ala carte as it were...but alas, the kitchen was closed. Our poor friend was forced to gag down the entree presented....

When you go with a friend to the ER, why not be seen yourself for that pesky chronic complaint? That sore knee that has been bothering you for six months....hey you got the time right? After all the last doctor you saw was in jail...

Why not come to the ER for a second opinion on your tummy ache? Your own doctor is not telling you what you want to hear, so maybe the ER doc will unravel your complex condition. Also, if you been to 3-4 other ERs and are not happy with their service, come to ours, because we probably have the miracle cure you have been looking for...

We so appreciate it when you tell us when asked if you have a doctor, you say, "no I come here for my care". It makes us feel special that you chose our institution to meet your health care needs.....hey money is money and we'll take it any way we can get it.

When you know that you are going through alcohol withdrawl, grace our doorstep. We would be happy to stave off those shakes with a healthy dose of lorazepam. We will probably even start an IV and given the vitamins you are lacking. We'll make you feel good so you can go out and do it all over again.

1 comment:

Lynda Halliger-Otvos said...

Your kindness and acceptance will gain you huge credit in the Karma Bank of Life; and as a three times in 54 years to the ER I must thank you for your fabulous care always. App'y first time; back pain next; and a gut infected with bad milk critters--i felt so "taken care of" in the hands of the ER crew and consulting departments: CT, X-ray, Lab.

I Love Nurses-my sister in Ontario retired a while back and now does less intense direct patient care.