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Production schemes: An oft-overlooked problem in the healthcare system

Sep 29, 2013 - 0 comments

ER visits for me have been mostly nightmares, from misdiagnoses to lack of testing due in part to a push for production (e.g. a "you're not working fast enough", "turn over X amount of patients in Y amount of time") attitude by hospital powers that be. Yes, I overheard my nurse's supervisor yell that to her while in the hospital for hemiplegic migraine. I actually want to do my masters' thesis on the production business model and how it should be abolished, however it will have to wait until I am healthy enough for school again.

Nurses are humans, not robots and should be treated with dignity and respect.

A hospital is the last place for the archaic production system, which frankly should have met its timely demise aeons ago.

It is no wonder we have a nursing shortage.



Woke up with a headache...

Dec 16, 2012 - 0 comments

After our marathon present-wrapping session last night, I only got four hours of sleep. I woke up and did not fall back asleep until I took a nap. After sleeping another 3-4 hours, I woke up with a headache! Yuck! This was at about noon or 1; my memory escapes me, of course. My short-term memory is terrible and getting worse as the days go by.

Of course, I took my gabapentin and the pain went away eventually...

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Attack of the clumsiness!

Dec 15, 2012 - 0 comments
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The morning started off with the worst stubbed toe ever and did not stop there. All day, I was smacking into things, bumping my elbows, toes, arms, hands, breasts, you name it, I bumped it into something. Of course I had the worst case of the "plop factor" ever, as I was dropping things left and right. If it was not nailed down, it made its way onto the floor.

The gabapentin is taking the edge off the headaches, which I am thankful for. However, I still find myself waking up with them and getting them throughout the day when I switch body positions. My appetite has gotten somewhat better.

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Warning -- may be TMI ;)

Dec 14, 2012 - 0 comments
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Had headaches off and on...of course, I woke up with one...what struck me as odd is  that I had explosive loose stools in the AM and then the opposite in the PM...I wonder why the extreme change in such a short timeframe? Scratches head...

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