This blog is not for the light-hearted or easily offended. If either one of those descriptions applies to you, i would suggest you start drinking before you read this blog. A sense of humor is suggested. If you don't have one that sucks for you … find one and get a life!
The other day I wrote a post about Observations I had made during my time at Duke Hospital. Here is the link to that post. It was sort of a tongue in cheek account of my days spent with my daughter after she had TWO MAJOR surgeries but as per usual, I get my fair share of haters, and one of them sent me the following comment.
Submitted on 2012/06/02 at 4:32 am
May I just say that… It’s a hospital, not a hotel or amusement park? If your biggest concern is how entertained you are, you likely don’t need to be there. And your kid probably didn’t get much attention because she didn’t NEED it. And she was most definitely milking the meds hype with all her “seabisquit” crap. Which is stupid and annoying. Ketamine is like the only thing that even significantly has that effect in adults and is very short-lived. And one would not likely be able to text during such a drug-induced state if the hallucinogenic effects were still that prominent. Just sayin… She probably does it out of competition because her mom tries to make a living out of trying to be funny.
Of course, there’s no way that I can just “let this one go” so I have decided to respond.
Thank you VERY much for your comment to my post. Let me first reiterate that there is a DISCLAIMER at the top of my blog that says the following:
This blog is not for the light-hearted or easily offended. If either one of those descriptions applies to you, i would suggest you start drinking before you read this blog. A sense of humor is suggested. If you don’t have one that sucks for you … find one and get a life!
I think that perhaps that warning was meant for you. I am well aware that a hospital is not a hotel or amusement park. How do I know this? I have spent quite a bit of time at hospitals, hotels and yes, even amusement parks. Normally I spend time at the two later locations out of choice, not necessity. My biggest concern was NOT how entertained I was. I was simply reflecting on how bored I was while at the hospital in somewhat of an amusing (I was hoping at least) way.
I, obviously, didn’t NEED to be in the hospital as I am a normal healthy person. My daughter, however, was another story. Had you been a regular reader of my blog you would have KNOWN that she needed reconstructive surgery on a tumor that she had in her pelvic area. Said tumor demolished this area and the surgeons were hoping that the surgery would help her pain diminish now, as well as offer her further choices in the long run.
I seriously doubt that she would have taken on the surgery for fun, as the first procedure two years ago was one of the biggest and most painful ordeals I’ve ever been around in my life and trust me Michael, that’s saying a lot!
Beyond that, this time she ended up BACK in surgery for an emergency femoral bypass, which for a 22 year old is not just a walk in the park. So you see Michael? I wasn’t in the hospital having fun, I was watching my daughter drift in and out of a drug-induced haze because she had two 7-inch wounds and was on painkillers.
I’m not sure about Ketamine as I’ve never tried it but I can assure you that people on painkillers and an epidural do drift on and off to sleep. Such painkillers cause very strange dreams and such and she had a tendency to wake up and respond to whatever dream she was having at the time. In other words, you’re full of shit. Why don’t you have a procedure that causes this type of pain so you can see for yourself?
In response to your “And your kid probably didn’t get much attention because she didn’t NEED it” point I say to you, you sir, are an idiot. She did need attention but unfortunately, they were ill equipped to deal with the TYPE of attention that she needed. That floor is used to dealing with ambulatory heart and lung patients. Walking is not the problem, breathing is normally. For my daughter, she couldn’t get out of bed without assistance as she had an orthopedic procedure that will leave her on crutches for 4 months.
Walking on crutches while dealing with severe pain is somewhat excruciating. As a matter of fact, it required two physical therapists to accompany her at first so yes; I did expect some nursing care. You are an ass.
As for the competition angle, the idea is so ludicrous I don’t even know what to say. First, I don’t BLOG for a living. Secondly, I was at the hospital for her and she isn’t in competition with me. She needed attention to get through the day with her pain and her lack of ability to move.
I really appreciate you pointing out to me that you are obviously incapable of understanding any level of humor. I don’t make money for this blog and I certainly neither asked you nor need you to read it.
Due to common courtesy, I won’t publish your email address as I’m sure many of the readers I have, you know, the ones with a sense of humor, would send you nasty emails.
Next time I need your opinion, I’ll give it to you.
Good day sir,