Yes, I have been almost missing. I have been busy sitting in the ICU. No, no, no nothing is wrong with me - I am invincible. However, one of my loved ones is having troubles - but is thankfully on the mend. (That's all the important info that I'm willing to share.) Which leaves me to blog about the unimportant things. Namely:
10 things I have observed over the past three days:
• Residents don't really know very much and can't be trusted. It is best to ignore anything they say and wait for the "real" doctor to show up.
• Most of the "Specialists" are quite arrogant and believe they are next in line for God's job. And I am OK with that as long as they are right.
• The hospital cafeteria serves some of the most unhealthy food I have ever seen. Which makes sense, because many of the hospital employees are the unhealthiest looking people I have ever seen.
• There is a family on the floor who has "squatter's rights" to the Waiting Room. The family grows everyday. Today they brought a cooler with beverages. Tomorrow I anticipate they will disable the smoke-detector and fire up a hibachi grill.
• I have looked around and nobody here looks like Kelly Monaco from General Hospital. Nobody.
• I have seen most episodes of House. That coupled with wi-fi and access to Google makes me a doctor's worst nightmare.
• Although it is 2011, the TV control on the beds have not changed since 1950.
• The harder it is to get to sleep, the more likely the nurse will come take vitals the moment you doze off.
• If the hospital would turn the A/C up from 60 degrees to 70, they could charge every patient 10% less on their bill.
• Hospitals always ask people to describe their pain on a scale of 1-10. I think it would be more effective if they developed a chart with a scale of swear words, starting with mild words, and then working up to really offensive ones. It would be much easier to use, and much more descriptive.
Well, back to staring at the monitors. Have a great weekend and stay well!