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Old 10-03-2008, 09:24 PM
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Originally Posted by Mother Jones, RN View Post
.....Why in the world would anyone take these nurses seriously when they tell people that they need to start taking better care of themselves.....
Especially when they are standing over a patient telling them that they can't smoke and all you can smell on them is the cigarette they just finished.

Originally Posted by Medic09 View Post
........Having said that, don't forget that this guy 'may live there'. His individual physiology may be such, that if you were to quickly lower his BP to a normal range, or the same for his BGL, he might actually get symptomatic for hypoglycemia or poor cerebral perfusion. Of course, in the ER the treatment would be over hours or likely he would be admitted for a few days....
Good point! All we can hope for is that he will be 'scared to health'.
Our trees are all green and the wattle is out at the moment spreading its cheery aroma.
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Old 10-05-2008, 10:55 AM
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Hmm... I'm in a dissenting mood for some reason. (Those who saw t'other post will understand) so I'm going to put my big cat down here and see what happens to the pigeons....

Who says he's got to have treatment?

Where in the Bible (or your book of choice) does it say: Thou shalt have a healthy BP?

What is it with this "All hail the healthy ones"?

No wonder we can't afford health care - we insist on treating everyone for everything.

I was advised - if I don't smoke, don't drink , don't eat rich foods and don't sleep around I will live longer.

Aren't all you healthy people gonna feel stupid when you're in hospital dying of 'nothing'?
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Old 10-05-2008, 05:24 PM
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This is very odd,but i pray your words will stay with him.
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