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In which i respond to a hater

Dear ...

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.

 

 

Michael (RN)

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.

 

Dear Michael:

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,

Lynn MacDonald

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58 Comments

  1. Mayor Gia
    June 6, 2012

    Hahah BOOM! He’s a fool for commenting on THAT post of all posts – there’s so much backstory with your daughter’s health issues. Plus, obviously it was tongue in cheek – it doesn’t even take a parent to know where a mom’s priorities would REALLY lie if her daughter were having surgery.
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    • Lynn
      June 6, 2012

      thanks…i was shocked when i woke up and read that. really Michael? Really?

    • Lynn
      June 6, 2012

      I know right?

  2. Suzy
    June 6, 2012

    People in the medical profession? Have no sense of humor. Doctors and nurses act like they’re bored with their professions. Which they are.

    I’m a standup comedian and an actor. If I was as bored with my profession as these people were, I’d never get hired. I would also retire.

    • Lynn
      June 6, 2012

      hahaha… I read that response and thought “blog fodder”

  3. Anita
    June 6, 2012

    Go girl. Well said. x

    • Lynn
      June 6, 2012

      thanks…pick on me and i don’t care. Go after my kid? forget it

  4. Pharmacist L
    June 6, 2012

    I’m a little concerned that Michael is an RN. The comments he made about ketamine and the fact that he even thought they actually would have given her ketamine for her type of surgery(s!) lead me to believe he isn’t the brightest crayon in the box. I know that the medical field is stressful at times which is why I love reading funny blogs like this one. Keep up the good work!

    • Lynn
      June 6, 2012

      I think he might be an RN, and one with a chip on his shoulder too! Ketamine? what?

  5. Jana (@jana0926)
    June 6, 2012

    What a douchecanoe. That’s all I’ve got.

    • Lynn
      June 6, 2012

      hahaha….douchecanoe…never heard that

  6. Julie
    June 6, 2012

    I TOTALLY would have been one of the readers sending him nasty emails. (Wanna send me his address in a private message? Snicker, snicker)

    • Lynn
      June 6, 2012

      i thought about that and then i thought, “Lynn, you’re not on that low level”

  7. Name *
    June 6, 2012

    Michael (ASS)

    • Lynn
      June 6, 2012

      heee….thanks Angie

  8. MommaC
    June 6, 2012

    BAZINGA!

    obviously Michael needs to get that stick outa his ass!
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    • Lynn
      June 6, 2012

      i can’t imagine why he bothered to respond, what an idiot

  9. Roe
    June 6, 2012

    This guy is an RN? That in itself is scary since he seems to lack compassion as well as knowledge and he happens to be an asshole. Good for you, your response to him was awesome.

    I hope your daughter is feeling better, it sounds like she has been through a terrible ordeal.

    • Lynn
      June 6, 2012

      well, this has been a rough day but we’ll get through it. She’s a tough kid

  10. MammaMiddie
    June 6, 2012

    Michael, the RN for you stands for REAL NUCKLEHEAD!!! You’re an ass and obviously a total idiot. Lynn, Prayers to you and your daughter and just realize “they walk among us!!!” Why people who obviously have never experienced something decide comment on it and offer their clueless opinions I don’t get. Sorry to blow up but it just fires me up~I’m just saying!!!

    • Lynn
      June 6, 2012

      Yeah…I enjoyed responding to the post actually

  11. Dylan Lin Calista
    June 6, 2012

    Oh my God.

    First of all, I’d like to say that it’s not easy going through an ordeal like your daughter’s. I know this from experience as I just had my first major surgery for the removal of a large ovarian tumor. It’s been at least 2 weeks since surgery and I am still in quite a bit of pain. This is neither a walk in the park for me or my family. In fact, it’s been utterly stressful because of the possibility that I may have cancer. Thankfully, I don’t.

    I think it’s scary to think that the hater is a RN because shouldn’t they have more compassion, empathy a higher EQ since they deal with people who are sick and/or in emotional distress because of it? I sure as hell wouldn’t want to ever encounter someone like him. Because when I was in the hospital, I did.

    When I was in the hospital, there was this nurse/ attendant who would SCREAM at me to wake up EVERY SINGLE FUCKING MORNING to eat my meals. Well, the fucker didn’t even take into consideration the fact that I could NOT get up, having a 6 inch cut across my abdomen even if I wanted to. My food was placed in a tray that was too far from my bed and I could NOT adjust my bed on my own because it had to be done manually. I wanted to throw the darn tray at her but I was in so much pain I couldn’t do anything.

    Sure, my Mom was bored in the hospital, too, and I can’t blame her because there wasn’t much else to do and even if there was, I reckon it’s not going to be of much help anyway since she was worried sick about me. Just like you, she tries to find humor in every situation but being that I, her daughter, had surgery with minor complications, it pretty damn hard.

    If you did publish Michael’s information, I’d be more than happy to write a scathing response of my own. Having any form of abdominal surgery isn’t easy, damn it.

    It hurts to breathe, it hurts to move, it hurts to even do anything. I am now slowly learning to walk again with the help of a cane and yet I STILL feel sore every now and then if I stand for too long.

    I hope this douche nugget gets his nuggets squashed for being such a turd.

    Forgive my profanity. I’ve come to accept that it’s part of my daily therapy so I don’t turn to taking too many pain killers to keep myself amused.

    Cheers.

    • Lynn
      June 6, 2012

      I’m sorry about your ovarian tumor but I’m glad it’s not cancer. It was frustrating but that guy Michael must be a shit nurse.

  12. Arianne
    June 6, 2012

    you go girl! this guy is a putz.

    i’m praying for you and your family and most especially your daughter.

    • Lynn
      June 6, 2012

      Awww thanks…I appreciate it

  13. Faith.The Blond.
    June 6, 2012

    Hater gonna hate, Lynn.

    Forget sending HIM nasty e-mails. I wanted to know where this supposed “RN” works so I could bring it to the attention of his employers just what kind of employee they have!! Let me tell ya what…if I had HIM as an RN for myself (and I can take a LOT of bullshit from people), let alone my daughter, I would have his job! (never mind I know just enough about medical type stuff to be dangerous, so for me to have his job would be funny as hell and a blog all it’s own. But THAT’S not the point!)

    Keeping you and Keeley in my thoughts and prayers!

    • Lynn
      June 6, 2012

      Yeah, I can’t imagine that piece of work being a nurse.. He’s an ass

  14. Melanie
    June 6, 2012

    I love that you did this. That is all.

    • Lynn
      June 6, 2012

      I love responding to the haters

  15. Barb
    June 6, 2012

    Gotta agree with Melanie. Love it.

    What a moron (Michael not Melanie)

    • Lynn
      June 6, 2012

      Jeez, thanks

  16. Jester Queen
    June 6, 2012

    Wow. What a fucking fucker. The term douche canoe comes to mind, as do asshat, assbrain, and head-up-the-ass-fuckwit. Jesus. What a clueless jerk. And the worst part is that he probably won’t come back to see his well deserved new asshole getting ripped.

    • Lynn
      June 6, 2012

      What a lot of descriptive terms!

  17. Jen
    June 6, 2012

    Great response! I just wrote about something along these lines in my last post. It was about how people are becoming too literal and losing all sense of humor. Obviously, this guy has none. I’m going to forward your post on to a friend of mine who could use the laugh.
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    • Lynn
      June 6, 2012

      Feel free to share it. I bet the guy just has a huge chip on his shoulder

  18. Dazee Dreamer
    June 6, 2012

    God, what an asshole. and he’s a nurse. heaven help his patients. You totally should have given his email address. oh wait, he probably would love all the attention.

    I hope your daughter is not in much pain. The poor thing. And anyone out there that knows who Michael the Nurse Ass is, do us all a favor and go kick him in the balls. Numerous times. Tell him its from all of us

  19. Lynn
    June 6, 2012

    Hahahaha…great response

  20. Kat
    June 6, 2012

    Michael is the perfect example of someone talking out of their ass. He clearly can’t read well either if he missed your GIANT disclaimer. Good on you for an eloquent response.
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  21. Name *
    June 6, 2012

    I’ll bet Michael is the type of nurse who pokes away at his patients repeatedly trying to find the vein while rolling his eyes and admonishing said patient for having small veins. What a prize Wally. I agree with the poster above that what he needs is a good old fashioned angry village mob ball kicking! I wish your daughter a speedy recovery. I know it’s a difficult thing having a child in the hospital going through pain. All the best.

    • Oops…didn’t post my name on the previous post. It’s me. MMBI. ;)

      • Lynn
        June 6, 2012

        he is such an asshole…and really, after today (yet to be written about), i feel like killing him

  22. R Melton
    June 6, 2012

    I’ve never understood these people who study for a career, go to school for years and then hate the career or have absolutely no aptitude for it.

  23. alaina
    June 6, 2012

    It’s always fun when people reveal their true colors, for our amusement. Thanks Michael!
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    • Lynn
      June 7, 2012

      agreed

  24. Holy crap, I get on a plane and look what happens!
    Clearly the healthcare in this country is in an even worse mess than we thought if people like Michael are working in hospitals. God help us all … what a creepy little man he is.
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    • Lynn
      June 7, 2012

      kinda wish michael would come back and respond

  25. Vidya Sury
    June 6, 2012

    What a complete bad-smelling fart! The least one might expect is that Mr.Hater would keep his effing mouth shut. Where the eff is compassion?

    I would order three hundred lashings in the compound where everyone can watch and rejoice!

    Grrr.

    I am so glad you replied, Lynn. Hugs. (And I loved that Txting on painkillers post :D). My love to Keely.
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    • Lynn
      June 7, 2012

      thanks you. hope all is well

  26. Pamela D Hart
    June 7, 2012

    Michael would be hating on me something fierce for how my family and I act in a hospital.

    But damn, hospitals are boring as all hell and those doctors don’t share their drugs at.all. The jerks.

    Anyway, loved your response Lynn.
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    • Lynn
      June 7, 2012

      i was just trying to keep from cracking up

  27. Carrie
    June 7, 2012

    Love the response! When my dad was in the hospital we had lots of laughs at the ridiculous things he said while on the drugs (which was NOT Ketamine, I might add! All I know is it was SUPER strong and when he hit that little button you could not only hear the effects, but SEE it as his eyes would go half mast). You just kinda separate yourself from reality when you’re in a difficult situation like that. I mean, if you can’t laugh about the hard stuff the whole experience is that much…harder. I even video taped a couple of his “episodes” and we watched them later. It wasn’t as funny, but he enjoyed seeing the progress he made and what it was really like. Family and friends lift you up when you’re feeling down, not sit there morose and making a bad situation worse. Michael is an idiot and I’m glad you called him on it!

    • Lynn
      June 7, 2012

      thanks. i appreciate the comment

  28. FFW
    June 7, 2012

    What a fuckwit!

    Obviously he has no experience with actual medications in his system, nor can he actually begin to comprehend how different meds do different things to different people. I apparently say some crazy ass shit each night once my Ambien kicks in. And, it makes me frisky. Michael would probably say I use Ambien as an excuse to get freaky with my hubs, and I’m unsecure about my sexuality, and need a medication to give me an excuse to be creative. I’ll say it again: fuckwit.

    • Lynn
      June 7, 2012

      hahahah…thanks for this comment. i loved it

  29. Karen
    June 8, 2012

    I hope to god he’s not an RN. I would hate to think of him inflicting his diarrhea of the mouth upon his poor patients. People like him are Bitch Pigeons. They fly overhead, shit on you (verbally, emotionally, or whatever) and then fly the fuck away.
    He is the very definition of a bitch pigeon.

  30. Sarina Jones
    June 8, 2012

    Great response girl. Don’t let anyone discourage you. Fight for your right.
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  31. Mary Beth
    June 10, 2012

    Hold on just a moment.

    Let me make it clear I am NOT SUPPORTING Michael, however. As an RN I do want to point out that people have ASSUMED he’s a nurse and we don’t actually know that. Just sayin’.

    Having been on both the giving and receiving ends of strong pain meds let me just say some weird shit can happen and Michael has clearly never experienced any like it himself.

  32. RobininHouston
    June 11, 2012

    HAHAHAHA!! You showed such….diplomacy. I probably would’ve just retorted a loud F*** You! I’m betting he might reconsider ever drawing swords with another Momma again. As I say, “You can mess with me all you want, but mess with my kids, and you will have to give your heart to Jesus because your azz will be mine!”

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