Monday, September 28, 2009

The Queen's Meme #12~The Crazy Hospital Meme

Monday, September 28, 2009

The Queen's Meme #12 ~ The Crazy Hospital Meme

Welcome to The Queen's Meme #12.A Tuesday memeSometimes silly. Sometimes serious. Always fun!Step out of the box. Be creative. Use your imagination. No one's answers are quite like yours.And please, stay out of the dungeon. You don't want to go there.
My dad is in the hospital this week. I have nice, neat, clean Institutions on my brain.
Ergo, you get The Crazy Hospital Meme. Let's get institutionalized, shall we?
The Crazy Hospital Meme

1. What is the strangest thing that has ever happened to you in a hospital (besides your illness)? Not enough towels? No condiments? Can't get your favorite channels? Come on, you can tell me. **Or....maybe this answer doesn't involve you being the patient.**

One Valentines' Day, remember, I owned a flower shop then and Valentines' Day is one of the busiest Days of the year. My husband worked out of town and he had become sick that very morning. Here I am with roses up to my ears and it is total madness. My husband is sick in the ER at this dreadful hospital in Mt. Pleasant. I did not even know where Mt. Pleasant was! Doc, my hubs, gets a friend to help him with his oil wells and then goes to the hospital to stay with him. I check my youngest son, Hunter, out of high school and off we go for a 2 hour drive to find a hospital somewhere in a tiny little town.

Doc is being ask all kinds of questions by this little young nurses aid. You know the unusual questions. Sir, do you have any allergies? Do you have any illnesses? What medicines do you take? And the list goes on and on until she ask him "Sir, do you have any sacreatic (sp)problems?" Doc says," well yes by back has been bothering me for awhile." "NO, no. no!" She says,"Sir, is you crazy? You know... do you have any sacreatic (sp) problems?" He like to have fell off the table when he finally figured out what she was trying to say. She meant psychiartric problems! We got him out of that pitiful hospital and took him home. I went back to my flower shop. That is one Valentines' Day I will never forget.

2. If you had your choice of IV cocktails, what would you choose?

My IV cocktails would have to be margaritas.

3. Tell us your funniest hospital story.

When I was in labor with my first son, we were stationed at Wright-Patterson A.F.B. in Ohio. When we finally did get to the hospital and we were waiting during my labor pains, hubs fell asleep on the gurney next to me. He had been flying B-52'S and their mission had lasted for well over 24 hours. When the doctor came in he ask which one of us was the patient? That was too funny, well I guess you would have to have been there.

4. Do you have any hospital phobias? Are you kidding me? Of course I do. I had major surgery as a little kid. It was bladder surgery from a birth defect. I was in the hospital for over a month. I found out that there was no Santa, just nuns. I was not too happy about that. Just don't ask about dentist.

5. Imagine you are in bed trying to get some sleep after a long night of interruptions by the nurse on duty who would NOT stop waking you up to see if you were asleep...It is 3am. You finally get to sleep. She comes in at 3:15 and wakes you up again. What happens next?

I have been known to say a few choice words when my sleep is interrupted. However, after surgery you feel so bad you just don't really care and all you really want is pain meds. It's later when you are feeling a little better that it drives me insane.

6. You are stuck in the elevator with an attractive person of the opposite sex. You notice there is no wedding band. Do you strike up a conversation? If so, what is the first thing you would say?
You should know that I never have any problems talking to complete strangers. That is because I am a florist. I can get anyone to talk even if they don't want to talk. I am special like that, if you know what I mean? The first thing I would say would be "Hello, how are you doing? Where are you from?"

7. A very odd patient wanders into your room from the upstairs psychiatric ward. What do you do? I would ask if they were looking for the sacreatic ward? You know... are they crazy? I could write a book on this subject. I have many crazy family members!


Nessa said...

I have sacreatic problems, too. Very funny.

Sandee said...

You gone totally meme now? Just wondering.

Have a terrific day. Big hug. :)

Mr. Lance said...

No Santa???? Just Nun's?????
This upsets me, I need time to cope with this news.

Jean-Luc Picard said...

We've all been there, Pam. Thanks for your answers!

Finding Pam said...

Nessa, we all do have that problem!

Sandee, No I have not gone all meme. Just don't have anthing to write about. The meme keeps me going until I get a subject to write about.

Oh, I am sorry Mr.Lance. Are you as bumbed out as I was with that news?

Jean-Luc Picard, thanks for comming by and commenting.

mielikki said...

Wow, I cannot imagine being a kid, stuck in a hospital for a month, with Nuns. I am surprised you'd even put a foot in a hospital!
Great answers

Finding Pam said...

Mielikki, it was just the beginning of years of doctor's care and treatment, until I was 18.

Needless to say I hate hopsitals and doctors.

Kwizgiver said...

What a bummer to be in the hospital for a month as a child.

Xmichra said... reminds me of a show i once saw about people and words depending on where they are from.

the guy was holding a card that said "Impotence" and the other guy (from New Orleans i think) said in the most southern accent ever:

"Impotence. Ya, this here man has much impotence being the mayor"... lmao... i swear, this was real!! i giggles for

wendy said...

Clearly Hector the mouse has just seen the nuns . . . . scary dungeon nuns. And I think your prison demands look VERY REASONABLE to me.

Good stories. That sacreatic story WAS funny. Because you were writing "sp" by it, I figured it was a slightly different word ... but not THAT different. You set me up for that one and I totally took the bait! ha ha ha ha ha!

Love love love!


p.s. Thanks for your kind comments on my blog. I've missed you and your playlist and your clever blog posts.

wendy said...

And may I just say: WOW. Jean Luc came by?

You are CLEARLY a celebrity.

And what WAS causing your hubs's distress?

Elizabeth Mahlou said...

The strangest thing that happened to me in a hospital? Hospitalized with pneumonia, I was required to get up early every morning and change my own bedding -- and take the dirty linen to the laundry. (Should I add that this was a military hospital? It happened years ago. I don't know if it is current practice today.)

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