Posts Tagged ‘nurse’

Sorry, I’ve been missing!

It was on Labor Day that I found I wasn’t feeling quite right. Well I was not only light-headed and slightly disoriented, but was having a screaming migraine headache.  So bad that it required me to cover my eyes to block out the light when I went outside for the trip to the Emergency Clinic.  Once there they covered my eyes with cool, damp cloths.  Then the shaking started.  I couldn’t control it no matter how hard I tried.

After calling in help to try to figure out what was happening to me, they all decided that I needed to go to the Emergency Room at the hospital for proper treatment.  I did after a quick glimpse from under the cloth noticed that I had two Ambulance staff there as well as two Firemen Paramedics, two Firemen, two doctors, three nurses, one intern and my wife!  So they loaded me up in the Ambulance and we were on the way with me blindfolded again.

Being a Vietnam vet, I wanted to go to the V.A.’s Emergency Room at their hospital.  Then I heard them tell my wife that I probably wouldn’t make it that far!!  Say what!  They told my wife that I was having cardiac troubles and needed care right away!  Then they asked me and I said, “Let’s go to the closer community hospital then.”  So we changed direction and I found myself in the local hospital’s emergency room soon after.

So after multiple doctors and nurses, a chest x-ray,  a Cat-scan, blood draws, injected meds and other such goings-on, they all made a decision and I was diagnosed with Atrial Fibrillation.  So my heart goes thuh-thump alright, but every so often it decides to go much faster.  So now its been about three weeks and they are still trying to decide what the medicines are that they will prescribe for the condition.

The V.A. system isn’t known for its lightening speed but they get the job done and by the way, did I mention that my doctor has left the V.A.?  So I need not only new meds, but a new doctor as well.  Though I have to admit, the V.A. has been pretty good to me up till now and I’m sure that they will continue to give good service into the future.  Meanwhile it’s hurry-up and wait.  That sure do sound familiar. . . . .

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Veteran arrested for threatening Obama

After reading the article here at Military.com, I can understand the viewpoint of the Secret Service taking this as an honest threat.  I mean they pretty much have to take all these “threats” seriously, don’t they? 

But think about it for a minute.  The guy is a vet, was in the Navy for four years, and was a former New York City police officer and a fire captain.  And to top it all off, he is 78 years old!  Hardly the age conducive to prowling the grounds of the White House wouldn’t you think?  Might he just possibly have made the statement to the V.A. nurse in jest?  Sick joke, or in bad taste it might be but, it still could be one, right? 

And I’m sure after these first two years of the current Prez, this Veteran wasn’t the only one to have vocalized his thoughts on this Administration’s Leader, nor will he be the last.  As for the guns, he was ex-military and a former New York City police officer.  It would be odd for a man of his training and background not to own some guns, wouldn’t you think?  As for the mental evaluation . . . good idea.  Better than shooting the man down in the future.  If he needs help, get it for him!  Just my opinion.

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