What's annoying you today?

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Re: What's annoying you today?

#5181 Post by Pandemonium » Wed Apr 29, 2020 10:28 pm

The 27th was a long night. It turned out to be not quite as bad as it first appeared, she did suffer a break at her elbow but the specialist that saw her today took off the fiberglass cast and said her specific break shouldn’t be immobilized because it would heal and greatly limit her range of motion going forward.

I learned a lot of interesting things from that episode talking with a few hospital employees....

They (Kaiser) has shuttered many of their smaller offices and hospitals (I had to take her to a hospital much further away then the one near us which is closed to non-Civid cases) not because of Covid infections but because they drastically downsized their workforce the past month. This is primarily because they are losing a lot of money not doing the majority of regular office visits, lab work, elective and even some needed surgeries and procedures due to fed/state decree that all medical resources must be focused on Covid-care. Thus, a lot of regular doctors and other medical staff that aren't respiratory/covid specialized have no work and have been furloughed. Network pharmacies have been consolidated to key facilities that remain open in whatever capacity to enable fully closing other facilities. The admitting guy who was standing around outside screening incoming patients said he was lucky to still be working and surmised that it was likely some hospitals will be permanently shuttered once the dust settles to save money going forward.

Hospitals are counting and reporting anyone that remotely falls into the Covid category regardless of test results because the Feds are reimbursing for Covid treatment cases. So for example, someone comes in to an ER with flu-like symptoms serious enough for admittance, they're counted and reported as Covid patients before any test results come back which is usually at least a few days at this point.

Alarmingly, the quality of "protection" for patients at least at this place was wildly inconsistent. According to my wife, while there was only 6 people in the ER waiting area when I brought her in, at least one had a fever and severe cough - no separation, just "social distancing" and face masks. The hospital was *very* understaffed even for the small number of patients at the time. The person that set her arm and did the cast was woefully under qualified and even incorrectly noted it was her wrist that was broken in the report. When she was released, they just "let her walk out," no escort, nothing to make sure she had a ride. She just texted me saying she was outside the ER exit (I was in the other parking lot). When I had to get her prescription, I was able to walk in (had to wear a mask at least) to the 24 hour pharmacy on the other side of the same building.

I think at least in the Kaiser healthcare network and apparently a lot of other "group" health networks nationwide, have really handled the non-Covid aspect of this very poorly mainly due to looking at their bottom line - $$$$.

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Re: What's annoying you today?

#5182 Post by Charles » Sun May 03, 2020 12:38 am

Larry B. wrote:
Tue Apr 28, 2020 4:39 am
+1 for MDMA-induced coma for you and your family.

:wavesad:

My partner has this hobby of having something happen to her about once a year (broken finger, stabbing herself in the hand, mild stroke, etc.) and I feel like if something medically serious happens to her now, (aside from obviously doing everything that needs to be done so she is well) I’d be pissed off as fuck. Like... “really?? couldn’t find a better time to smash your own face with a pan and lose seven teeth?”
LOL!!!

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Re: What's annoying you today?

#5183 Post by Matz » Mon May 04, 2020 7:07 am

I can't get Sirius/XM here, not even streaming, due to "security reasons". :confused: Anyone get what's so dangerous about streaming Howard Stern in Denmark let me know pleazzzzzz

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Re: What's annoying you today?

#5184 Post by mockbee » Mon May 04, 2020 9:48 am

Matz wrote:
Mon May 04, 2020 7:07 am
I can't get Sirius/XM here, not even streaming, due to "security reasons". :confused: Anyone get what's so dangerous about streaming Howard Stern in Denmark let me know pleazzzzzz
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Re: What's annoying you today?

#5185 Post by Matz » Mon May 04, 2020 11:21 am

explanation time

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Re: What's annoying you today?

#5186 Post by mockbee » Mon May 04, 2020 11:22 am

Matz wrote:
Mon May 04, 2020 11:21 am
explanation time
yes?

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Re: What's annoying you today?

#5187 Post by Matz » Mon May 04, 2020 11:47 am

:nod:

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Re: What's annoying you today?

#5188 Post by mockbee » Mon May 04, 2020 11:58 am

Matz wrote:
Mon May 04, 2020 11:47 am
:nod:
That doesn't make any sense....?
:noclue:

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Re: What's annoying you today?

#5189 Post by Matz » Mon May 04, 2020 12:33 pm

ok, let's drop it, someone just get me Sirius T-O-D-A-Y and I'm happy

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Re: What's annoying you today?

#5190 Post by mockbee » Mon May 04, 2020 1:42 pm

I thought you would know Tine Bryld.

Didn't she say she didn't like Howard Stern? She seemed to have been very influential over there.
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Re: What's annoying you today?

#5191 Post by wally » Wed May 06, 2020 12:09 pm

Pandemonium wrote:
Wed Apr 29, 2020 10:28 pm
I think at least in the Kaiser healthcare network and apparently a lot of other "group" health networks nationwide, have really handled the non-Covid aspect of this very poorly mainly due to looking at their bottom line - $$$$.
Sorry about your wife, I hope she's no tin too much discomfort!
I was working out in my garage in early April and dropped a 45lb weight on my fingertip and basically exploded it. I have Kaiser too but I feel like they've taken great care of me,haven't had to wait at all for any appointment, basically walk right into the Dr office. They seemed to have thorough social distancing guidelines with the floor marked and seats blocked off to prevent getting too close. They gave me a mask every time, took my temperature before entering etc. When it happened My gf brought me to the ER but my phone fell out in her car on the way there, The nurses called her for me and collected my phone from her when she brought it by so I could call her when I was done getting patched up. YMMV I guess :noclue:

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Re: What's annoying you today?

#5192 Post by SR » Wed May 13, 2020 3:23 am

Losing my pup today. 15. I love him more than any person. He’s better than anyone I know.

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Re: What's annoying you today?

#5193 Post by mockbee » Wed May 13, 2020 3:30 am

SR wrote:
Wed May 13, 2020 3:23 am
Losing my pup today. 15. I love him more than any person. He’s better than anyone I know.
Sorry to hear. That's a good run... :wavesad:

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Re: What's annoying you today?

#5194 Post by Artemis » Wed May 13, 2020 3:59 am

SR wrote:
Wed May 13, 2020 3:23 am
Losing my pup today. 15. I love him more than any person. He’s better than anyone I know.
Awww, man that's rough. Sorry to hear that. :gh: :heart:

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Re: What's annoying you today?

#5195 Post by SR » Wed May 13, 2020 4:02 am

Thx. It helps. Good people

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Re: What's annoying you today?

#5196 Post by Larry B. » Wed May 13, 2020 6:50 am

I’m so sorry :wavesad:

Much love your way.

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Re: What's annoying you today?

#5197 Post by SR » Wed May 13, 2020 7:34 am

Larry B. wrote:
Wed May 13, 2020 6:50 am
I’m so sorry :wavesad:

Much love your way.
thx. Oddly it helps

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Re: What's annoying you today?

#5198 Post by Matz » Wed May 13, 2020 9:29 am

very sorry, one of the most brutal things I've tried was losing my GR

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Re: What's annoying you today?

#5199 Post by nausearockpig » Wed May 13, 2020 2:52 pm

So sorry for your loss mate.

All the ehugs.

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#5200 Post by intertwoven » Wed May 13, 2020 3:30 pm

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