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Life in the slow lane (1 Viewer)

LeeC

WF Veterans
Saw another specialist today. He didn't impress me when he said, "It's almost like rigor mortis, but there's a conflicting precondition with that." :)
 
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sas

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Saw another specialist today. He didn't impress me when he said, "It's almost like rigor mortis, but there's a conflicting precondition with that." :)

Your physician is a poster child for "poor bedside manners." I must share with my physician daughter. Ho-Ho!
 

LeeC

WF Veterans
It's getting worse :) A man had a heart attack in the hospital and the doctors shouted "Somebody call an ambulance."
 
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sas

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It's getting worse :) A man had a heart attack in the hospital and the doctors shouted "Somebody call an ambulance."

Well, I asked for an ambulance to pick my partner up from emergency in shit Florida hospital. He was having stroke symptoms while driving on vacation. I was told a hospital was 5 minutes away so drove there. They put him in a packed waiting room! I know that if you are having stroke, if they do an MRI, they can determine what kind. If not hemorrhagic kind, administering drug pTA within THREE hours of symptoms can greatly reduce brain damage. I was loud and insistent he be taken back to doctor. Hospital sent two cops out to threaten me with arrest. So I ask for ambulance to go elsewhere. My partner slumped over and said he didn't think he could make it elsewhere. I called my physician daughter in Michigan to have her call emergency room doctor there in Florida! He was then taken back

note: I found out later this hospital was in poverty area. Of course I had noted waiting room was overflowing with Hispanics. This is how the the poor are treated, in America, folks. Luckily, I had connections and was white.
 

LeeC

WF Veterans
Well, I asked for an ambulance to pick my partner up from emergency in shit Florida hospital. He was having stroke symptoms while driving on vacation. I was told a hospital was 5 minutes away so drove there. They put him in a packed waiting room! I know that if you are having stroke, if they do an MRI, they can determine what kind. If not hemorrhagic kind, administering drug pTA within THREE hours of symptoms can greatly reduce brain damage. I was loud and insistent he be taken back to doctor. Hospital sent two cops out to threaten me with arrest. So I ask for ambulance to go elsewhere. My partner slumped over and said he didn't think he could make it elsewhere. I called my physician daughter in Michigan to have her call emergency room doctor there in Florida! He was then taken back

note: I found out later this hospital was in poverty area. Of course I had noted waiting room was overflowing with Hispanics. This is how the the poor are treated, in America, folks. Luckily, I had connections and was white.


"Life does not cease to be funny when people die
anymore than it ceases to be serious when people
laugh." ~ George Bernard Shaw


Though I understand what lurks in the heart of man (like The Shadow :) ), being the dominate predator now turned on ourselves, I try in my declining years to focus on the humorous aspect of such. It’s also easier for those that have their head in the sand to swallow ;-)
 

sas

WF Veterans
Lee,

The Shadow scared me. I laid in bed with my parents listening to it on large, floor type radio. It had what looked like a green eye ball that lit when on. I have it in my basement. I love to look at it now. A time when parents and children snuggled in bed, at the end of the day. Now they go to separate rooms. I worry the children are watching real monsters who are luring them.
 

Freethesea

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Here's a quote from Lavern Bardy in the Huffington Post. It's as good as the 'New York Times' right?

"How do you know when you’re old? None of my peers seem to know they’re old. Even after they see their wrinkles and gray hair, whine about arthritic pain and celebrate another monumental birthday, all I ever hear them say is, “I’m getting old.” They don’t get the connection between those old age signs and actually being old."



 

LeeC

WF Veterans
Here's a quote from Lavern Bardy in the Huffington Post. It's as good as the 'New York Times' right?

"How do you know when you’re old? None of my peers seem to know they’re old. Even after they see their wrinkles and gray hair, whine about arthritic pain and celebrate another monumental birthday, all I ever hear them say is, “I’m getting old.” They don’t get the connection between those old age signs and actually being old."

And why should we? Inside every elder person is a young person trying to escape :)
 

jenthepen

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Inside every elder person is a young person trying to escape :)

And some of us leave the door unlocked and let the kid loose. ;)

Talking of kids - just came across this and had to share. My granddaughter, Louisa, wrote this poem when she was just eight.The apology at the end always makes me laugh out loud! She is 14 now and still writing

A Postcard from Henry VIII

Dearest Anne Boleyn
It’s me, King Henry VIII
The Tudor King, oh so great.
I really wasn’t all that mean
I just couldn’t find the right Queen.
I know I am big and hairy
I tried not to be too scary
I gave you flowers,
I locked you in the towers.
When I get out of bed
I’ll chop off your head.
Sorry,

love from
Henry VIII
 

LeeC

WF Veterans
In my social media branding activity, I came across a couple of these this evening. I try not to waste my time arguing with tree stumps, so I just moved on quietly. Worst thing about it is they remind me of an earlier self. Makes me angry we don't understand how little we know, until maybe there's too little time left to better enjoy the beauties of life ;-)

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LeeC

WF Veterans
Don't mean to bore anyone with reality, but with all the alternate reality pushed in our faces I thought a dose was appropriate. Of course, it's only one aspect of a much larger problem ;-)

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Unless you’re in complete denial, this should be shocking to you.


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=b6fHA9R2cKI
 

JustRob

FoWF
WF Veterans
Looking for something to watch on TV tonight I checked the reviews on the Internet for the film Alien Resurrection. Well, the choice on TV always gets slim during the summer months. I said to my angel that there were mixed opinions there regarding the film, mainly about just how bad it was, and that got a hearty laugh out of her. It's nice to know that after so many years together I can still do that. It's probably what made us both realise that we should never part during our very first evening together back in 1970. No matter how mediocre things in life may be, if you can laugh about them then you're probably on top of them, always.
 

LeeC

WF Veterans
A few facts you might find interesting:


In Dyersburg, Tennessee it is illegal for a woman to call a man for a date.

The cheetah is the only cat in the world that can't retract its claws.

A pound of grasshoppers is three times as nutritious as a pound of beef.

When the moon is directly over your head, you weigh slightly less.


And a thought:
Imagine a world where we had a choice of leaders with integrity. That is, leaders that lead by truthful example, not manipulating others through deception. Is it possible?

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Oh, and I almost forgot. I'm coming across more and more ecolit writing attempts. A Twitter follower put this up. I haven't checked out the book yet, so I have no idea of the storyline.

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LeeC

WF Veterans
What if only one of them is in Dyersburg?
There’s always someone trying to get around the rules. Don’t you know that [insecure] leaders are trying to protect us from women taking over.




Another fact:


My home state, Wyoming, put women’s right to vote, serve on juries, and hold public office into law way back in 1869. A comment at the time by Susan B. Anthony was, “Wyoming is the first place on God’s green earth which could consistently claim to be the land of the free!”
 

LeeC

WF Veterans
Why is it I don't remember what I was doing till I move on to something else? I've got an excuse today though. With all the scraping, burning, and freezing the doc did today, my head is numb.
 

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