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    TheLibrarian LOL

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      Thank you Whirly NancyTree AnnieW Sundance TheLibrarian Fremen Anek DorothyMH CaptainCanuck PetiteSheWolf Io6 Gérald Mianevem sleep_twitch HellYeah !

      Here is the list of exercises for my 50x50 Birthday Workout so far: http://bit.ly/50x50LRD
      (If anyone wants to pick an exercise that 3 people already signed up for, don't worry. I will add more columns to the sheet. I wouldn't want anyone to be deprived of doing burpees!)

      CaptainCanuck there is no rule on whether the exercise you pick is one you would do anyway or not. Push-ups are a fine choice. I most likely will also be hiking in Rondeau on January 1 as well. The prize for that contest is usually an annual day use permit though, which I don't need since the expiry date on the pass I purchased for this year got extended to the end of 2021 on account of the Covid closures and reduced services this year.

      Io6 I put you down for the bridge hold and the butt ups, but I'm not sure what you mean by rolls.

      On the healthcare front:

      The nurse who finally came on Wednesday to deal with the issue with my father's IV was not able to do his wound care on account of the fact that his wound is on his coccyx, but my father was dressed and sitting in his wheelchair when the nurse arrived, and homecare nurses "don't do transfers". (We have a power lift system. All one has to do is put a sling under my father, attach the straps to the lift, and press a button. Doesn't matter, the nurse is not allowed to do it.) I could do the transfer. But they don't schedule the nurse with enough time here to stand around waiting for me to do it, and I am not going to put my father on his bed early and make him lie there all day waiting on the off chance that one of these nurses may or may not show up that day. So the Wednesday nurse only dealt with the IV issue. But she promised that another nurse would come the next morning to dress his wound.

      We stressed the importance of this nurse arriving by 9AM because by 9:30 my father's PSW has to have him dressed and transferred to his chair. (She has other clients and a schedule to keep and cannot just hang out in our house all day waiting on a provider from a different service that cannot be bothered to show up on time.) The nursing service said, "Yes, yes. Someone will be there for nine o'clock." Then they went and scheduled someone for the call whose work shift didn't even start until 11:30AM!

      So a nurse came at 11:30AM on Thursday. My father was of course already in his chair. So the nurse once again could not do his wound care. Instead, she spent the entire time she was here making excuses for the shitty lack of service provided by the organization she works for. She claimed that they are completely swamped because the hospital was discharging all sorts of people who really were not well enough to be at home. (Why then, did the homecare service tell my father's regular nurse that she had to take all of her vacation days before the end of the year? Surely they could have made an exception to allow her to roll vacation time over to the next year if they were in a staffing shortage situation? And why is our hospital sending so many people home into situations where they won't have proper care? Our entire health unit has exactly 1 person hospitalized with Covid-19 at the moment. One. If this is how they operate with only 1 Covid patient, I shudder to think what would happen if they were actually overrun with Covid cases as so many other hospitals have been!)

      The Thursday nurse said no one could come on Friday because my father was not sick enough to warrant Christmas Day service. But she promised the service would schedule someone to come out on Saturday (today). She could not promise us that said person would actually get here for 9AM however, because now that my father's nursing care is only wound care (he finished with the IV antibiotics on Thursday night) he is not considered to be a high priority client. Everyone who needs help with an IV would be taken care of first and he would just have to be fitted into the schedule as time allowed after that. (It was all I could do not to laugh out loud when she said this.)

      Wonder of wonders, the home care nurse actually arrived on time this morning! So my father received his wound care for the first time in 5 days. (This is only the wound which led to the potentially life-threatening infection which caused him to have to be hospitalized in the first place. So no big deal.) Then the nurse left my father with a full-colour multi-page brochure about the wonderful, client-centred, home care services which this service claims to provide.

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        Originally posted by TheLibrarian View Post



        why do I have to think about this „in plank position of course“
        Too funny!

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          I’m gonna quit saying I was a nurse. This is so embarrassing😓🤭. I blame the corporate-ness of healthcare for a good deal of this shit. It’s been heading toward this for years. Now, it’s the apocalypse of healthcare worldwide....🤬

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            You have nothing to be embarrassed about, DorothyMH . I know there are many healthcare workers who care about their clients and care about doing good work for them. Unfortunately there are also a few bad apples who cause problems. And there is a penny-pinching attitude at the top levels that hamstrings the entire system. In a country as rich as Canada we should be able to cover the costs of all necessary healthcare for all of our citizens. But heaven forbid we should ask rich corporations or their fat cat executives to pay enough taxes to support such a system. Add to this the menace of Covid-19 and we end up with a real mess.

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              DorothyMH please be proud you were a nurse

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                Wow....just...Woooow. It is so sad what is happening to the care of people in need. Meh, your not high priority, so just deal with this would that can cause more issues... I'm so sorry you are going through this RD

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                  Mon chien, Trudy, comprend le francais! (Or, more likely, is just very well attuned to my body language and verbal inflections.) Today she was sitting out in our yard, enjoying the sunshine and the cool winter air. In weather like we have today, she will happily sit outside for hours and is not always keen to come back inside when I ask her to. But when I asked her, "Vous voulez marcher avec moi maintenant?" she jumped up and ran straight to me!

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                    People are people. Some people get to be nurses when they clearly shouldn't, some just get worn down along the way. DorothyMH I bet you were a great nurse. Rainbow Dragon I hope your dad will get better soon and as long as he is not alone in this, he should be okay.

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                      Thank you Trbrat75 and Gandhalfit . My father is recovering well at the moment. His regular nurse is back from her vacation and came to see him today. We were all very happy to see her! My father has a follow up appointment with our family physician here in town on Thursday too. So he's in good hands for the moment. Our premier finally agreed to a province-wide lockdown for Ontario, which started on the 26th of December, and the Moderna vaccine has been approved for use in Canada now, so I'm hoping we'll see some here in my town soon. (We won't get the Pfizer-BioNTech one here because of the storage requirements.) My father will be a high priority candidate for the vaccine once it does arrive in the Booming Metropolis. So we have to keep him healthy so he'll be well enough to take it when it becomes available!

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                        Finally some great news!

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                          Glad to hear the good news!

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                            I'm glad your father is improving! I hope he is able to get the vaccine soon!

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                              That shit w nursing...my step mom left nursing entirely (as opposed to her prior "well I quit but I'll do per diam") bc of a shift where some poor guy was left for over an hr not helped onto his bedpan to eliminate bc no one in the overstaffed place made him a priority. (At shift change, she told the gals comming on about it and went to do her paperwork... 1 hr later she saw his light still on as she was leaving and went to do it herself, off the clock, and quit.)

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                                Happy to hear some good news about your dad!

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