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Offline enuff81020

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How about a hospital ha ha?
« on: July 09, 2003, 05:58:02 AM »
Anyone who has been in the hospital or had a loved one in the hospital can certainly relate to this -----

A woman, calling a local hospital, said, "Hello, I'd like to talk with the person who gives the information regarding your patients. I'd like to find out if the patient is getting better, or doing as expected, or is getting worse".

The voice on the other end of the line said, "What is the patient's name and room number?" She said, "Sarah Finkel, in Room 302...
"I will connect you with the nursing station."

"3-A Nursing Station. How can I help You?"
"I would like to know the condition of Sarah Finkel in Room 302".
"Just a moment. Let me look at her records. Oh, yes. Mrs. Finkel is doing very well. In fact, she's had two full meals, her blood pressure is fine, her blood work just came back as normal, she's going to be taken off the heart monitor in a couple of hours and if she continues this improvement, Dr. Cohen is going to send her home Tuesday at twelve o' clock."

The woman said, "Thank God! That's wonderful! Oh! that's fantastic, that's wonderful news!"
The nurse said, "From your enthusiasm, I take it you must be a close family member or a very close friend!"

"Not exactly, I'm Sarah Finkel in 302! Nobody here tells me ****!"
Both kneesOA.
Scope on rt knee,9/00;2/01
scope w/ LR and debridement rt knee 2/02
left knee same5/02
Patellar problems
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Right TKR7/14/03
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Offline anasta5ia

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Re: How about a hospital ha ha?
« Reply #1 on: July 09, 2003, 07:14:47 AM »
Hahaha

Soooo true.  That is about the only way to find out anything around the hospital.

-Heather G.
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Rt. knee-plica resection, LR, 4 TTTs, MPFL repair & 2 MPFL reconstructions
Lt. knee-2 TTTs, & 2 MPFL reconstructions...
Scheduled for bilateral hardware removal, lt. knee TT revision, MPFL recon and LR recon with new wonderful surgeon.
Plus 9 other orthopedic surgeries

Offline chica_2626

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Re: How about a hospital ha ha?
« Reply #2 on: July 09, 2003, 07:49:40 PM »
LOL Sylvia that was great hehehehehehe Definitely put a smile on my face!!!!!

Rachel
Lateral Release Right Knee 6-21-02
Peroneal Brevis Tendon Repair Right Ankle 6-29-05

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Re: How about a hospital ha ha?
« Reply #3 on: July 09, 2003, 11:01:02 PM »
Sylvia,

That was fantastic!!! I loved it-and it's so true! I should have tried that after my surgery to find out when I was getting out of there-hehehehe!!

Sharon
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LR-5/99 & 9/01
Distal realignment and LR 7/02
TTT revision 6/03
screw removal/MUA 10/03
d/x with severe patella baja
7/05 patellar tendon replacement w/piece of quad tendon
4/07 OATS

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Re: How about a hospital ha ha?
« Reply #4 on: July 10, 2003, 01:55:09 AM »
Hi!

It actually is a good idea...tee hee.

I remember when my dad had his first knee surgery--some 45 years ago--and they were removing cartilage--ugh (I guess they didn't know any better then...). He had had a rough time and woke up freezing--put on a call light and asked for a blanket--and they told him they'd get one--and they didn't.  After his  third attempt, he called the hospital and asked to talk to the administrator--they connected him--(45 years ago, remember) and my dad gave this guy the story.  He had a stack of blankets in 5 minutes and the nurse came in and admonished him--tellinghim to "never do that again"and when she left, he called back and told the guy that was what he had been told.  He got vip treatment the rest of the time he was there and personal visits from the administrator.  So, I guess it works...lol!

Sylvia
Both kneesOA.
Scope on rt knee,9/00;2/01
scope w/ LR and debridement rt knee 2/02
left knee same5/02
Patellar problems
LeftTKR12/16/02
Right TKR7/14/03
Complications MUA 8/14/03
R TKR revisio

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Re: How about a hospital ha ha?
« Reply #5 on: July 11, 2003, 01:18:03 AM »
That is really funny!

~Jen
18 years old -- bi-lateral (both knees) LR on  8/8/02, Synvisc injections in May of 04  and still in major pain.

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Re: How about a hospital ha ha?
« Reply #6 on: July 11, 2003, 11:52:19 AM »
That is funny. It put a smile on my face, even though Im really down right now. THANKS!!!
Erin
7 years left knee pain/popping/giving out
10-20-00 L.knee surgery to tighten knee cap
2 years of right knee pain
9-13-02 Sprained right ankle
6-9-03 Brostrom-gould surgery on right ankle