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Not what Pucci and I expected

Discussion in 'The Safe Harbor' started by ShipMaven, Mar 2, 2012.

  1. JacquieP

    JacquieP Well-Known Member

    Are we selling tickets, or does everyone get to watch?
  2. Corky

    Corky Well-Known Member

    Good gosh, Shipmaven. I am so sorry that you had to endure such pain, and from such a horrible person. Thankfully, that is over with and now it is on to rehabilitation....good luck!!!
  3. NiteStar

    NiteStar Well-Known Member

    Oh Mary Ann................I'm so sorry to hear this! The most important thing is that you get better!! I know you miss Pucci and he misses you, but you are in the best place to get better fast. Love to you and scritches to Pucci.
  4. Funnel

    Funnel Sweden Unleased - Special Contributor

    Sorry to hear about the sadistic specialist, Mary Ann, but glad to hear about the PT.
    Now... how about a big moose with giant horns? Just make sure the specialist and the moose are in the same room and lock the door (from the outside...). :bbbat:

  5. GloBug

    GloBug Senior Flea Coller Tester

    Erik, can Mary Ann pick where the moose installs his horns???
  6. ShipMaven

    ShipMaven Forever Remembered

    I'll be very happy to direct the operation.

    BTW, dinner tonight was Swedish meatballs but I don't think any moose gave up their lives...
  7. Funnel

    Funnel Sweden Unleased - Special Contributor

    Yes, of course! Let's just make sure the moose is well-trained!
    I'll use a rasp to make the horns really sharp! :biggrin:

    I hope they followed the "true" Swedish meatball recipe (which is a separate one for each mom over here). No moose needed, but it would have given it some more "punch".

  8. JacquieP

    JacquieP Well-Known Member

    The Middle East Plague and Pestilence Company is telling me that fleas are back ordered now, so they have offered me a Pest of the Day option. Today will be deer ticks, Thursday will be roaches, and Friday will be a large shoebox full of Oklahoma chiggers, all delivered to the wound specialist's office. A smaller box of each will be delievered to the nurse, of course. I'm trying to work out a sweet deal on Anopheles mosquitoes....all guaranteed to carry Plasmodium falciparum...none of the cheap stuff, as they deserve only the best of the worst!
  9. GloBug

    GloBug Senior Flea Coller Tester

    Jacquie, can I go in on that deal with you?
  10. Krazy Kruizers

    Krazy Kruizers Holland America Specialist

    I hate rude specialists -- and have had a couple myself.

    Keep up the good work in PT and OT!!
  11. connie seabee

    connie seabee Well-Known Member Community Sponsor

    He might be a specialist in his field, but that is no excuse for being insensitive. Hope today will be much better.
  12. audrey

    audrey Well-Known Member

    I know what you mean the ent doctor I was seeing called me yesterday just to tell me he had no report to give me after the needle biopsy I have changed doctors and have appointment next thur. I will hang up on the first doctor if he calls again they send him a notice that he was off my case.
  13. Cruise cutie

    Cruise cutie Well-Known Member

    A Medical Degree does not confer, kindness, gentle hands, charm, or empathy..they need to be instilled by another source...and sad to say it's common that as the education level goes up in MD's.... the wisdom to be a humane practitioner goes to Hell in a handbasket...I have told many a MD off... inasmuch as I bust my butt to help all the MD's.. in 33 years as a nurse I could care less how wonderful you may think you are.!!!!!.. and it's a fact the jerks suffer down the road as your reputation suffers in " Nurse Underground"!!!hehehe...
    PONY up as a caregiver!!!Bad Karma is Bad Karma....and it's amazing what happens when Nasty MD's are Patients...LOL....what goes around.....XXOO Mary Ann.....Joanne..
  14. GloBug

    GloBug Senior Flea Coller Tester

    ha ha, Joanne, I LOVE that nurses "pay back" bad MD's when they are patients. God Bless all of you that watch over all of us.

    Mele Ana, thinking of you today and hoping you feel a bit better each day.
  15. gram

    gram Well-Known Member


    Mary Ann,

    It is a shame when one doctor can ruin your day. He reminds me of the 1991 movie with William HUrt "The Doctor". He was a surgeon who had no bed side manner at all and no compassion to his patients UNTIL he came down with cancer. Then he saw what it was like to be treated by doctors who where like him. He sure changed his tune after he got well. Not wishing your doctor cancer but maybe a slight fall to have to have staples put in his skin to know what it is like.

    Our prayers keep continuning for you and Pucci. Get well soon.

    Sending big hugs your way.
  16. JacquieP

    JacquieP Well-Known Member

    That was a phenomenal movie and I feel it should be required viewing at least yearly by every medical practitioner. I guess I must have missed the particular class that teaches medical people of any variety how to act like they're better than anyone else. I certainly don't tolerate attitudes like that in my Medical Technology students! It's the main reason why many, but not all doctors, are not respected by those of us, Nurses, Med Techs, Respiratory Therapists, Nurses Aides, Physical Therapists, and any others who work with them. So sad! We all have a job to do, so let's just do it.
  17. kpopperwell

    kpopperwell Well-Known Member Community Sponsor

    Mary Ann, sounds like you might be on the way to recovery pretty quick. Sooner the better in order to get away from Dr. Insensitive. Maybe you could call him all the expletives in Spanish. It wouldn't be so obvious. How about a yoga class. We work on balance in our class. I also wear a bracelet called IRenew. Supposed to help keep you from falling down. Don't know how much is psychological but haven't fallen for a long time now. I could send you one if you like. Take care and have a speedy recovery.
  18. audrey

    audrey Well-Known Member

    we have not heard anything from Mary Ann I hope they are keeping her busy with pt and that she will able to go home soon
  19. ShipMaven

    ShipMaven Forever Remembered

    Sorry I've been very quiet the past few few days. I'm missing Pucci terribly and my spirits have been very low. I don't know yet what lies ahead for my knee. Each weekday, the dressing is changed. There is dead skin around the wound so I'm guessing cosmetic surgery will be required (skin grafting). Haven't replaced my "former" wound specialist yet. My doctor is trying to contact the specialist I saw during the summer, and I believe this rehab facility had a specialist who makes rounds in Tuesdays.

    This past week, I've been doing PT and OT daily - except today - and I've lost 5 lbs. (yeay). Some of my strength has returned but I'm nowhere near "normal". YET I'm grateful for any improvement.

    I just now received some wonderfully uplifting news in email - PizzaBoy won the GOLD MEDAL in his Special Olympics Division. What fantastic news. WAY TO GO, MY FRIEND!!!!

    So that's about it for now.

    Thank you for your continued concern. I'll try to do better in checking in.
  20. BarbaraK

    BarbaraK Well-Known Member

    Mary Ann I am sending you and Pucci lots of love and hugs xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx

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