A posteriori - A priori / Audere est facere / Clamo, clamatis, omnes clamamus pro glace lactis

Healthcare Report correspondent Harold Pincter

In epistemology, existential observation, humor, Poetry, Prose, Uncategorized on March 30, 2010 at 12:19 pm


Story there:

You know Palisades General is the fucking WORST hospital in the Alpha Quadrant, so…

I get there 7:30ish…Frank and family is there. No one knows what the fuck is going on, no diagnosis, buncha CAT scans MRIs taken etc…

I take Frank out to the nurse’s station where, lo and behold, Dr. Dothead is perusing Miriam’s MRI and discussing with a nurse who had the personality of a friggin rock. But it was the way he was discussing it…more like an intellectual exercise than serious work.

He comes into the room to see Miriam about 8ish and is mumbling in an Indian accent like a doddering fool. Wouldn’t answer questions straight, and what little he did answer was so uncommunicative and half-assed, that I wanted to throw him out the window. Talking about a “vein” that “everyones has from “birth”…I got him at least to tell me it was not an aneurysim, but I believe that about as much as I believe inhis competence.

Anyway, Dr. thinks the fainting was a result of hypertension and/or an ear infection she had recently. Apparently, she is being discharged today!

I told Frank to follow-up with a competent neuro-surgeon.

PS: If you really do feel like committing suicide, just check yourself into Palisades General…chances are, you’ll never walk out!


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