No rooms today

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..

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About Holly

fiber person - knitter, spinner, weaver who spent 33 years being a military officer to fund the above. And home. And family. Sewing and quilting projects are also in the stash. After living again in Heidelberg after retiring (finally) from the U.S. Army May 2011, we moved to the US ~ Dec 2015. Something about being over 65 and access to health care. It also might have had to do with finding a buyer for our house. Allegedly this will provide me a home base in the same country as our four adult children, all of whom I adore, so that I can drive them totally insane. Considerations of time to knit down the stash…(right, and if you believe that…) and spin and .... There is now actually enough time to do a bit of consulting, editing. Even more amazing - we have only one household again. As long as everyone understands that I still, 40 years into our marriage, don't do kitchens or bathrooms. For that matter, not being a golden retriever, I don't do slippers or newspapers either. I don’t miss either the military or full-time clinical practice. Limiting my public health/travel med/consulting and lecturing to “when I feel like it” has let me happily spend my pension cruising, stash enhancing (oops), arguing with the DH about where we are going to travel next and book buying. Life is good!
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4 Responses to No rooms today

  1. Ruth says:

    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.

  2. Carmen says:

    I don’t know that song, but darn, what a waste of trip. Did they not expect you?

    • Holly says:

      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.

  3. Helen says:

    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.

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