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Just a rant: I swear I would gladly live in a town with no hospital than to go to the hospital in

our town!


This is my wife's town so I have not lived here more than our marriage so I can't speak to care and treatment for when the town had to hospitals BUT this hospital that is now in this town is a danger!


My wife went to see an ex- client of hers for there traditional monthly movie day. The client's new care attendant has had a headache for 4 days. He explained to my wife he went to the hospital for help. They wanted to do a spinal tap thinking meningitis. They poked this guy 9 times. He lifted his shirt to show my wife and she said it was creepy looking. The hospital did that too him last night when they failed to get they gave him a shot of something and sent him home.

He went back to the hospital ( while my wife was with the client) and the hospital told them they could refer him to a pain management specialists.

He came back to the client's house and to call a friend to take him to a nearby town's hospital.

My wife was really concerned about the attempted spinal taps. She stressed to him to tell the hospital he goes to about the 9 spinal tap.

But the reason why I am venting is that I can't CAN'T believe a hospital as bad as this town's hospital is still in business.

I have told my wife and she has told me anytime we need to go to a hospital we avoid that place at all cost.

My wife has made a follow up appointment for Brody--The Cat.

My wife is concerned. She says when she pets Brody she is feeling his ribs and bones. I think he is gaining weight. When I lift him up he feels like he is gaining weight.

He is throwing bigger chunks of food and he won't touch hard food after trying to eat it and throwing it up.


His third eye lid is partly covering his eye still. Wife is concerned it my be nerve damage which in the long run isn't as bad because he is playing with our other cats.

The vet tech did suggest that Brody's throat may still be sore from the surgery which my wife was thinking as well but what my wife is concerned about is the fact that a friend/client of her who has had cats is concerned with Brody still losing weight even though he is eating the majority of 3 cans a day that he tumor was probably cancerous. We couldn't afford the biopsy because the surgery took more than the vet thought. The tumor was bigger than she first thought --we aren't blaming the vet we realized it was hard to determine how big the lump was.

But if he does have cancer we want to make him as happy and comfortable as possible until he starts to suffer. we don't want him to suffer.

I think my wife wants to know because she needs to prepare herself. She loves all our cats but Brody has her wrapped around her paw. He has laid on her while she is sleep and he is laying there like a Sphinx guarding her. This cat will follow her from room to room and I jokingly call him "her lover" because he is always nuzzling her and petting her. When she comes home from work 9 times out of 10 she has to kneel down in front of the bed while he jumps up onto the bed and "pets" her face and he'll even bashed his head into her lips as a way of getting kiss. He even touches his little "lips"/closed mouth to her lips.

We have this high calorie paste that we have tried to get Brody to eat but he hates it. We have mixed it in soft food gotten a syringe and pushed it into his mouth but he spits it out. any suggestions?

New York McDonald’s fires 8-year worker after she donates food to firefighters

http://www.rawstory.com/rs/2014/02/19/new-york-mcdonalds-fires-8-year-worker-after-she-donates-food-to-firefighters/


A McDonald’s restaurant in New York fired a worker after 8 years because she “opened a whole bee’s nest” by buying food for firefighters after they put out a house fire, she said this week.

Heather Levia, 23, told WIVB that she was working as a manager when the group of firefighters came in and ordered 23 breakfast sandwiches after fighting the blaze. It was a cold day so Levia covered the $83 cost of the meals herself.

“Just because I appreciate everything they do,” she said.

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Once Again Mickey D's showing how much they support the communities that support there "great" food.

What is the best TV episode or TV scene you have watched in the last 30 years?

It can be funny, or touching, or dramatic or anything you like.


Now I am not a Doctor Who fan like my wife but I will say I have seen the Episode Blink and that one was just amazing to me.

This right here is my favorite part. If you can find the Whole episode and watch it you will understand why these 35 seconds just give me goosebumps.




My wife and her friend being- bored are trying to come up with some of the best TV list they have ever seen.

So far on the list:

The first episode of Mad Men

The last episode of House of Cards (British version)

Twilight Zone "The Monsters Are Due on Maple Street"

There are a lot of All in the Family episodes.

West Wing "Noel"

Users of Android Tablets are you having issues?

For our anniversary last year I got my wife a tablet so that she can play games she likes. She isn't into xbox or playstation games but she likes those match 3 and hidden object games and wanted to play them on something portable.


So I got her an android extreme (Yes, I will admit I got it on sale. We place a budget for gifts and it would be a combo anniversary gift and birthday gift.) So in the past year she has placed a lot of free games for the Android via Amazon and more importantly she has bought games for the tablet via Amazon.

a FEW weeks ago she notice it was harder to connect or open the games she bought using the amazon android app store. It has gotten worse she cannot get onto Amazon to download or buy any games she is locked out COMPLETELY now. And the only way she can get apps now is going to the "android app" center and downloading those apps. In order to buy she has to have one of those G-mail REAL name e-mail which would be shared with those playing the same games as her.


I think we will be looking for a new tablet for my wife IF these issues cannot be resolved.

Anyone else having these issues?

The Wheels on the (Tech) Bus Mark Fiore

UPDATE Brody the Cat.

I wish I can say it is all good news. My wife and I are concerned. Brody is only eating soft food. He has tried eating hard cat food but it makes him throw up. We give him a full can of cat food 3 times a day. (3 cans of soft food daily) He is eating 90% of each can we are giving him but his looks like he is losing more weight. We have a few of the antibiotic pills left to give him and each time we give it to him he is choking on the pill.

We have been trying to reach the vet but due to her office being remodel we have not reached her. We have left messages.

Now Brody is more active than he was when he first got back from the surgery (even before). He is play with our other two cats more than before all of this began. He is running around and being active.


We didn't have the money to get the tumor biopsied. We figured if another tumor appeared we would worry about cancer but we are concerned about his lack of mass despite the increase in feeding.

Okay here is another question. What was the REAL motive behind ALEC pushing Stand Your Ground laws

in so many states.


Is it a way to make murder legal?

Has anyone bother to look at the economic background? How many of the "victims"/shooters who use this defense of upper middle class or come from money?

The real victims/the "aggressors" come from not only a different race but perhaps a poor or lesser means?

Is that what Alec had in mind? Or is it wrong of me to ask?

I don't mean to cause trouble I just want to wrap my head around/understand all of this.

A question my wife keeps muttering under her breath. (about the Dunn/loud music case)

Why the Hell isn't this DA using Race as a motive for this case and the Zimmerman case when it is obvious that race was a motive in both cases.


My wife says we can no longer ignore the elephant in the glass store. we can't go along pretending that we fixed our "race problem".

a needed rant... Some people are just rude!

Yes, my wife is fat She will be the first to tell you. She does need to loose weight. She has been fat all her life and some of it has to be her body reaction to food, her upbringing and well the foods at hand. Given a choice my wife will pick the healthy choice 90% of the time (Let's face it we all crave and desire foods that are not that good for us.) and if we had the chance for better food our house would have the perfect foods in here.

BUT Last week was our cat Brody's surgery and that took more money than we thought. (no problem, a small hump and we will be back on our feet again.) Plus my wife had more time off from work than normal. This would have been a week my wife would have had Grand Jury so her workplace automatically schedule her off for the three days the panel may convene. BUT with the cat surgery and her mother falling and probably cracked a rib or two ( They can't find the crack on x-rays but thankfully no damage to the lungs.) She has been needing our help. So my wife asked and got excused do 3 days of work gone as well as a 4th day because it was her mother's birthday and well her sister came in and they spent some time with their mother who turned 75.

So my wife gets paid weekly and this week was the pay for that short week. Between paying our cell phone bill, getting litter for the cats and soft food especially for brody who is having issues eating the hard food at the moment BUT CAT forbid we give Brody soft food and not the other two MOJOs-Smokey and Snowy-soft food, not going to happen. So we get food for the cats I put gas in my car we are basically down to $30 dollars. We get day old bread from the bread shop jar of peanut butter and a couple other food stuff what is left is $10 for my wife's car for gas.

NOW here is the issue and the rant. Her "friend" text her Saying how she needs a ride here and there and can she please borrow $20 because her latest boyfriend stole her money and she needs something and cigs.

PLEASE understand we may not have much but we always try to help people out when we can. We aren't looking for a pat on the back but know that my wife has given her last 5 dollars to people who may need it more because we are in a "comfortable" place. We don't mind helping people out.

My wife said no for the first time in a long time and this "friend" goes off saying how fat and lazy my wife is and how she should drop dead of a heart attack. My wife would normally just let that go. Her feelings would be hurt but she wouldn't get too upset BUT "friend" now is blowing up her phone with texts saying how she is lazy and always eating fast food. Now here I will admit my wife and I had nothing to eat in the apartment this morning so we did go through a Mc D's for two breakfast sandwiches which were on sale 2 for $3 and allow us to get something to eat while we ran around to do what we needed to.

Yes, my wife -especially before this new place she was working at- my wife would have a budget of $5 for the week for lunch which meant $1 burger for lunch between clients. so this "friend" uses that knowledge as well as her sister seeing us going through drive Thur today and telling her, The "Friend" and she thinks we are holding out on her.

My people think we own them something I don't know.

But my wife who is a home health aid worked 48 hours this past week and this upcoming week she has been schedule 55 hours because the place she works at is short staffed and two workers are injured and can't work. NOW add to this some of her co-workers will call off last minute leaving the office to scramble to find workers not to mention her office claim people call off BUT in reality will not schedule someone for a shift and call my wife begging her to "fill-in". She does.

BUT I am sick and tired of people calling my wife fat or saying how she is lazy or that she just want to eat junk foods. It is rare but a couple clients will not allow her to eat food in their homes and sometimes the visits are just to help people shower for the day so there she is eating in her car.

Maybe if her job is given a little more respect and just maybe if some of her co-workers didn't live up to the stereotype of just sitting around "babysitting" to get a pay check MAYBE she might have a employer who actually will actually get the dignity of having a half hour for lunch.

So when we are in a tight spot and need to care for ourselves we shouldn't have to feel guilty.

Yes, I know I should tell "friend" this but "Friend" still works with a client my wife use to with an old company. My wife doesn't want to turn that old client against her and she knows "friend" can do just that.

Keep in mind this client has cats as well and on a fix income. My wife explained to me that the cats for the client are therapy. Anyways she helped the woman with the money to get one of these young cats fixed.

My wife on the few days off she gets a month and spend one day with that ex-client having a "movie" day and the client looks forward to it.

She isn't fat and lazy and I'm tired of people calling her that or telling her Just eat healthy...Listen my wife may only have $5 for the week to feed herself lunch and 9 times out of ten she comes home late at night makes a sandwich spends time with our cats and goes asleep just to do all over again the next day.

So before you snap to judge a fat person walk a 1/4th of a mile in their shoes. You might find there body is storing food.

Her body has always been in that mode--Her mother was a single mother trying to raise 2 girls on $20,000 and not being able to make ends meet and made too much to get food stamp help.

given a choice between a piece of fruit and a cookie guess what my wife will take that fruit. but when you have little choices you do what you have.

Thank you for letting me get that off my chest.
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