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I PUT THIS HERE BECAUSE MOST OF MY FRIENDS ARE HERE, ENEMIES TOO I RECKON. CHARLIE.



Nurse practicioner put me on a hospice list.

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I told her, I'm not ready for that yet. She told me my heart was really bad. Then she said that they would build the ramp I want and need, handrail, etc. A good friend died last mo, his wife said they helped Pete a lot for 11 1/2 years. Been trying to get help for a ramp, etc, I"ve fallen several times getting on the porch, only 2 steps.
Was in the hosp 5 wks or so ago. The only way they would let me out was to take home health care. One is a nurse, one a physical therapist, another a SPEECH therapist. None of that has a darn thing to do with blacking out and falling. The phys therapist left this week, other 2 the coming week.
The heart dr said the heart is strong, the nurse PR says it isn't. I just don't know. My ???symptoms are the same as 14 mo ago before the dr operated on my carotid artery. I got 3 drs opinions. A couple of weeks ago I got in real bad shape going to the heart dr, 100mile round trip. Upper 90s and no air in the car. Almost passed out several xs. Getting tired, more later. CHARLIE.
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Charlie;

Use every device they provide for you..walker, handrails, wheelchair, whatever. My wife was suffering from Parkinsons, and was supposed to use a walker etc,

but she thought so long as she was in her own house, she should be able to get around fine.

I helped her while I was there, but when I stepped out..to my shop or church for instance, she would try to walk around the house by herself..

After she broke both hips, both shoulders and a wrist, in 4 separate falls, I had no choice but to place her in a nursing home. I didn't enjoy doing that.

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Take it easy,hope you stay around for a long time. I actually can understand the difficulty you are going through. Hang in there and get better.
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Charlie;

Use every device they provide for you..walker, handrails, wheelchair, whatever. My wife was suffering from Parkinsons, and was supposed to use a walker etc,

but she thought so long as she was in her own house, she should be able to get around fine.

I helped her while I was there, but when I stepped out..to my shop or church for instance, she would try to walk around the house by herself..

After she broke both hips, both shoulders and a wrist, in 4 separate falls, I had no choice but to place her in a nursing home. I didn't enjoy doing that.

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She was labeled a fall risk, they will do that.
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sorry to hear of all that.

i can sympathize with the business of trying to load you up
with all those specialists such as a speech therapist.
the last time i was in the bad place,(3 years ago) they were
sending a breathing treatment specialist to my room every
day although i never had the slightest difficulty breathing
nor any chest pains at all. i sent them away every time they
would show up. i'd imagine it was just an effort to tack as
many things as possible onto my bill. ( they sure did a great
job of that after all was said and done )

most hospitals these days are all about the business end IMO

hope to hear you're much better sooner

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Hang in there Charlie..you're a tough old bird..and you likely can come back real well.. Fight ..hang tough!

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i'd imagine it was just an effort to tack as
many things as possible onto my bill. ( they sure did a great
job of that after all was said and done )


RANGER. That's EXACTLY what they were doing. They gave me appts for 5 drs 3 I never heard of. Cancelled them. I have a medicare card and they bleed it pretty hard. CHARLIE.
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When my late wife had her stroke Hospice took care of all her needs almost any thing we needed they sent out all meds. dippers. bed pads. all types of creams to keep her from getting bed sores, rubber gloves by the boxes for me to change and clean her up wheel chair, electric patient lift to get her in and out of bed. Real nurse came 3 times a week, If I had an emergency they ran right out. doctor came now and again. when I called to tell them she had died they sent out a nurse and a PA. gave her a nice bath and put her in a pretty gown before the funeral home came out to pick her up, for her 9 months of care my out of pocket was 25.00. we did have a great supplement plus medcare, They even had a program to help me in my time of loss which I did not do but at times wish I had. The home health care knows the ins and outs of the system and how to list a patient so they get the help and most of the time at no cost to the patient.

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When my late wife had her stroke Hospice took care of all her needs almost any thing we needed they sent out all meds. dippers. bed pads. all types of creams to keep her from getting bed sores, rubber gloves by the boxes for me to change and clean her up wheel chair, electric patient lift to get her in and out of bed. Real nurse came 3 times a week, If I had an emergency they ran right out. doctor came now and again. when I called to tell them she had died they sent out a nurse and a PA. gave her a nice bath and put her in a pretty gown before the funeral home came out to pick her up, for her 9 months of care my out of pocket was 25.00. we did have a great supplement plus medcare, They even had a program to help me in my time of loss which I did not do but at times wish I had. The home health care knows the ins and outs of the system and how to list a patient so they get the help and most of the time at no cost to the patient.

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Thank you my friend, you answered a lot of questions for me. I fell a few min ago but not hurt. I felt pretty good yesterday til I saw the NP. CHARLIE.
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