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cher8871
Posts: 64
Joined: May 2010

~all i want for christmas is for there to be a cure for cancer....or a nice padded room~

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mswijiknyc
Posts: 421
Joined: Oct 2010

if the padded room has an open bar count me in. cures will happen when the business side of medicine is no longer profitable. sad to say, but true.

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DrMary
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Joined: Nov 2010

Back in the dark times, I was willing to settle for a pause button. Just make everything stop for a little while so I could rest - put him in stasis, snow him under (safely) or just find me an alternate dimension for a few minutes so I could let go and know he was safe and not in pain and some really nasty surprise was not waiting around the corner.

I wish I could share my good fortune with you, as we are at that point where we can see the light. During the darkest time, the open bar was a big help. Lately, I hear the beer calling when I think about some of the near misses, or see that he still has some damage that may never heal, but the call of the hard stuff is not as loud.

I'd share your cynical attitude about the business side of medicine (we should get together sometimes and see just who can be more cynical) except I've seen too many folks who are obviously not in this just for the money.

Yeah, the corporate folks at Pfizer do seem to be all about the money, but the researchers there really do hate cancer as much as the rest of us (my brother-in-law is one). The hospital administrators seem to only care about profits and avoiding suits, but our doctors work overtime and go out on a limb for us (ours did, anyway, which might well have saved my husband's life).

Maybe tonight, of all nights, I can be a bit optimistic. Maybe I can believe that the good guys will win.

While I'm at it, maybe I can finally get that pony for Christmas?

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Pennymac02
Posts: 336
Joined: Aug 2010

I work at a psychiatric hospital; we don't have any padded rooms. We do, however, have nice, one size fits all jacket that allows you to hug yourself.
Penny

1Teresa
Posts: 68
Joined: Dec 2010

please, I want a padded cell room with a bar

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mswijiknyc
Posts: 421
Joined: Oct 2010

pick your poison - ha ha ha lol

cher8871
Posts: 64
Joined: May 2010

as long as there is patron, i'm there!

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