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  •  I've been hospitalized 5 times (8+ / 0-)

    in the last 18 months, and fortunately I haven't had much of a problem with my call lights being answered in either hospital. But if I were told not to get up and nobody came to take me to the bathroom after a reasonable amount of time, I swear I would just wet the bed and let them deal with it.

    Being "pro-life" means believing that every child born has a right to food, education, and access to health care.

    by Jilly W on Mon Jan 14, 2013 at 03:18:15 PM PST

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    •  I've had a lot of patients threaten to. (5+ / 0-)

      She was too young and inexperienced with health care - too embarrassed at the thought. Heck, my mother in law in her late 70's crawled out the end of a gurney, while getting IV potassium, to go to the bathroom. That was bad enough. Then I found out she was getting the K+, emergently, without being monitored.

      Hospitalized 5 times in 18 months. That's way too much fun with our dysfunctional health care. Condolences. I haven't worked in 18 months. The things I miss wouldn't make up for the rest.

      "People, even more than things, have to be restored, renewed, revived, reclaimed and redeemed; never throw out anyone. " Audrey Hepburn "A Beautiful Woman"

      by Ginny in CO on Mon Jan 14, 2013 at 06:19:19 PM PST

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