and it has nothing to do with any religious song. More like, no room on the SF VA Oncology ward so I didn’t stay today. If I was a guy, likely no problem. Before you start thinking discrimination, please follow the logic. Currently the inpatient population at the VA is overwhelmingly male and most of their rooms are multi-patient affairs. This means that female patients are only housed in private rooms as a matter of routine policy. Nothing to do with rank or privilege, just a matter of patient privacy.
They will have a bed tomorrow so back I will go. I just looked up the connections – it will be easier to take BART to Powell Street then the Bauer VA Shuttle than drive.
So I’m off to bed early after cleaning up the sewing room. Trust me, it needs it..
What are they going to do to you when you get your room? I’m sending you virtual chicken soup (made by a Jewish mother, of course) for comfort and support, along with hugs and good wishes.
I don’t know that song, but darn, what a waste of trip. Did they not expect you?
Yes, for an outpatient assessment. But a date to start hadn’t been made ahead of time. I was offered Friday or Monday. Friday means that I wouldn’t be home for Dani’s Birthday on Sunday and I really, really didn’t want to wait any longer.
If there had been a bed, I would gladly stayed.
So sorry you are having to go through all this crap again. Hopefully you’ll kick this lot in the arse as well!
Keep us up to date with how things are going. All the very best from all of us.