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Bruce(OR)    Posted 02-08-2017 at 00:56:45 [URL] [DELETE]        [Reply] [No Email]  
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  • Back in her younger days she talked so much and never had any time to build internal pressure. Now she has gotten tired of me just saying "Yes Dear" for a complete answer and more so just an occasional grunt. Well it seems the internal pressure is building up and I have found we have a duck in the house. Speaking of ducks, I went to the med office today to get a blood draw done. I asked the RN if she knew what MD stood for.
    She gave me that look and said, "What?" I told her plain out. Muddy Duck. That's why they are all quacks. Then I told her that the difference between some Doctors and God is that God does not consider himself to be a doctor.
    an' I was past due time to go.

    John in Mich    Posted 02-08-2017 at 09:47:46 [URL] [DELETE]        [Reply] [No Email]  
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  • Humorous but I would be careful where I told those jokes. The medical history of my extended family (parents, us and our children) since the late 1940's, would fill a medical library. We were blessed with fantastic medical resources in our area.
    I know there are medical horror stories. I've seen too many in the news. But, like getting a credit rating, we try to get reviews on our medical professionals as we go.

    Bruce(OR)    Posted 02-08-2017 at 10:52:03 [URL] [DELETE]        [Reply] [No Email]  
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  • Another thing I have found entertaining is the difference of small items such as bandages from one hospital to another all under the same HMO. I have also been witness to the extreme possibility of a mistake when playing with bags of Saline and other nasty things that hang on a pole. I have come to appreciate the double check standards that are in place and the great attempt to reduce the human error factor.
    I have also seen a fair amount of turn over from one HMO to another with medical staffing. I have gotten too much of an education on the medical front and desire to curtail my involvement at the earliest opportunity. However, sitting here my right kidney says that it might need to get chopped out, it's a bit sore and I have had a great amount of surgeons (4, 5?) and chemo people stick their heads in and talk to me during my two prolonged visits. So the game plan is to shrink this tumor and then maybe chop it out. I enjoyed the weight game. I was at 265 going in. They pumped me full of juice and chemo and shot me me up to 295. About 10 days later I was down to 240. Yesterday I hit the scale at 225. I hope that X amount of this weight is the tumor going away. I haven't been this size for more than 20 years. It's been awhile since I had a Dr with a God complex. Typically those prima donna's are good at what they do and i have come to admire them at least from a distance.
    The entertainment comes asking them the jokes. If you can't identify the prima donna's from a distance, mum should be the word. I figure to have another chemo session or two and then a cat scan with dye to see where we stand. God willing, I can keep the right kidney. If not, I have a whole bunch more jokes along the way....

    John in Mich    Posted 02-08-2017 at 11:52:31 [URL] [DELETE]        [Reply] [No Email]  
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  • Wishing you the best.
    I've marveled at our medical sciences as much or more than our computer sciences and space exploration.
    Remember the joke about an auto mechanic working on the heart surgeons car? He wanted to compare his work to that of the heart surgeon but that he did not get payed near as much. The surgeon said, can you do that with the engine running?

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