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12/3/08 10:43 A

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Yerachmiel - your poems cracked me up! Sorry you have been in the hospital lately and I hope you still have all your limbs!!

Luckily I haven't been in a long time, but I do remember going once basically to get rehydrated and I kept telling the dingbats that I was a diabetic and I needed fluid WITHOUT glucose and they gave me a bad of the regular sugary stuff saying "you need the sugar" and then were puzzled when my BS went up to 400! How did they fix it? Why an IV dose of 10 units of insulin all at once which made me feel like I was having a low blood sugar, 'cause it dropped me so quickly. I knew at that point to stay away at all costs, because if they couldn't handle something so simple, who knows what would happen with something complicated.

Carey - I hope you are doing well now. And that is seriously the coolest Dr. I have EVER heard of. I want to be his patient to!!

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12/1/08 7:32 P

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One day, in the middle of the night, two doctors and their nurses had a great fight.

Back to back they faced each other, they drew their syringes and squirted each other.

The sleeping patient got into their way and they all injected him with whatever they play

If you don't beleive this medical tail is true, visit the hospital and it'll happen to you.




How many doctors does it take to change a light bulb?
None: they'll get 100 good bulbs and 100 not working ones and give them to 200 patients who are unaware of the circumstances. They'll then record the time, effort, work, and all other publishable values from the attempts of the patients to get the light working.



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12/1/08 4:21 P

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It is a good lesson, but one most of us have to learn the hard way. My being diabetic and my husband having ms is kind of a mixed blessing - we don't take any cr@p off anybody in the medical profession, lol. Some docs don't like us, but we don't particularly care as we know what works for us. I don't know how many times people have had to give the dh meds he's allergic to and we had to stop them. As for nurses, most of the ones I've run into have been pretty cool. When I was in the hospital recently they let me just kind of fend for myself since none of them really knew what to do about a type 1 on an insulin pump, lol. The even let me use my own meter. It was really nice. Granted, the food thing was tricky - I'd sleep through meals or they'd bring the wrong one and I'd have to send my husband out for more suitable food that I could actually eat to not be starving all the time or have "bouncy" bg, lol.

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Okay so while we are all complaining while I was "in jail" the ER doc change my insulin dosing and it made me so mad!! instead of my carb count they thought sliding scale would work better ( even though I have been diabetic forever and a day and know what works!) the switched it to BG - 100 divided by 40 with no Lantus just humalog!! uggh many a times I was really high so they switched it to 40 instead of 30 and down down down it went!! (leave it to an intern to mess with dosing) so thank God my doc was type 1 he just switched it to patient controlled and added the lantus and I was just fine it took a bit more time to heal of course seeing as I had high sugars but in the end we fixed it. Not to mention the pain med thing that really messed with me since I was sleeping alot ( no drug tolerence for me lol I get high as a kite on dilaudid) well meals would come and go and I would have to ask for crackers and juice all day just to keep from dropping ( I swear so nurses don't listen to us for nothing) so I stopped taking the pain meds and was in so much pain I would cry so my doc came in and asked how I was doing and how good I must be doing since I was not needing pain meds and I was like yep but my roommate had to but in the one time she was awake and said she is lying she has been crying all the time!! so we worked it out so the nurse had to wake me for meals so I could eat and then also be on the pain meds (she didn't like that to much) she actually told me that I must think I am special because I needed her to do that for me. So my roommate told her off lol!! and then so did the doctor he told her if she had a problem with the task then she could just go home!!My doc once agian was great thank goodness because other wise I would have been in ketoacidosis or a hypoglycemic seizure. I did learn from my roommate that one must stick up for ones self because if not it will only hurt you in the end. good lesson for all of us you think??

"you CAN do ALL things through Christ which STRENGTHENS you"
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12/1/08 1:11 A

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I'm jealous... oh, and how many have had meals sent to you that weren't for diabetics so you could only eat like half of it and then beg for a snack later? Oh, and for the ladies out there - how fun was it to give birth in the hospital?? I personally had to stay for two nights without proper diabetes care. Somehow they seem to think all you really need is to take your blood sugar and all will be well... :-/
It would help if they actually fed you properly, on time, and with some sort of carb. count along with it so you don't have to "guestimate" everything - especially since one's insulin needs go crazy after having the baby!!!!! Grrr.... I can only hope I stay healthy enough in the long haul (and don't get any injuries requiring hospitalization!) that I don't have to do any more "hard time"!!!

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11/29/08 5:36 P

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Great poem! I hope they didn't remove anything of yours accidently! It is just plain scary, isn't it?

Carey-- HOw awesome is your doctor? That is fantastic! I never had a Type 1 doc! That would be great!

Melissa, EST

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11/28/08 3:11 A

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I love it!! I too just got out of the hospital yet agian. I had a tumor removed from my kidney and ended up with sepsis aka infection in the blood stream. after weeks of hospital stay I got mad and just wanted to leave but my Doc ( also type 1 ) talked me into staying as he really did understand my frestrations no IV allowed in the foot for a diabetic so they stuck it in my neck which was a pain the nurses were used to type 2's problems but had a real had time managing mine but once agian the doc saved the day and I am fine but only after 3 BG readings over 400 he was so mad that the nurses didn't handle my case right so he did it him self. ohh and you know you have a cool doc when you tell him you aren't eating cause the food stinks and he goes out to get you something and then stays to eat lunch with you.

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11/28/08 12:16 A

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Please excuse my use of verse
My opinion of hospitals is quite ugly and terse
But to make it easier for those who don't know
I'll let you in on some secrets, just read the below:

First, when feeling yucky, not good, or ill
Check and fix blood sugar, take Tylenol and chill
If still not feeling better then quick
Get to the bathroom if feeling really sick!

If all else fails and to the doctor one must
In one's deity they must have trust
But should said doctor say "to the hospital you go"
Pack up a bag, and with what, you should know

Two meters and strips for 12 tests a day
For twice the length of your predicted stay
Enough catheters, reservoirs, batteries and stuff
To withstand all of the poking, prodding and testing, so gruff!

If off to the MRI you must go,
then out comes the pump you should know
If a CAT scan is a doctor's request,
You can keep it on and in, only if they don't guess

For you see, the hospital is a fascinating place
Who's services are a disgrace
And just wait until the bills come back to taunt
For 20 years they will continue to haunt

Please remember to check when you are there
What they are supposed to be doing for your care
Do NOT let them assume they know what to do
Unless you don't like your arms and legs attached directly to you!


Make sure they mark anything they must take
So that other organs and pieces they don't mistake
Because an arm and a leg look so much the same
They might take the wrong one if your not onto their game

So have good faith and enjoy your vacation away
For Eight to ten grand a night this should be a good stay
Make sure to account for each thing you brought
So when after your exit it won't need to be bought

If your reading this poem and not laughing out loud
It's clear that you've been there, and not in a cloud
But for those younger readers, whether in years or in care
The hospital stay is best left for a bear

He can go in November for a long hibernate
He'll forget how many arms and legs he had in his original state
And don't forget, he'll replace them with some that he ate
So it's not as bad as a human patient's fate.


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