The Campaign For DA

4.18.2016

Random Monday Morning Thoughts




  • Barry Held Hostage: Day 6. Ted Koppel has to be thinking about firing up Nightline again.
  • Other than one brief night in the hospital 15 years ago, I've never been through anything like before. 
  • It's insane. You get out of be and an alarm goes off.A sweet attendant will show up and will stay with you until you walk back to bed.
  • If you simply want to walk down the hall, one of them must come with you.(And they walk with you like your a toddler yet I'm fine!) Strangest think I've ever seen. (Then again when they give me dope at 4:00 and then I have to walk a ways two hours later I might look like a toddler).
  • If get to my feet and either Mrs. ll or the staff asks me for the billion time, "What are you doing?, Local law enforcement will have the joy of locking me up because I will go on a rampage.
  • I know why health care costs so much: I meet with doctors, aides, physical therapists, multiple nurses, a guy who draws my blood, a guy who monitors my blood pressure, a case manager, a CNA, etc. I even had a lady come in to watch me eat to see if I was "swallowing correctly." And that doesn't begin to calculate the cost of the analysis of the blood and other interpretations of the tests. 
  • Then throw in a MRI, CAT. EKG, and EEG and the price is through the roof. And that doesn't even factor in the hospital room and the extreme cost of a band-aid. Good lord.
  • Don't get me wrong, the health care I have received has been excellent, it is the cost that is out of control.
  • Yesterday, two different nurses asked me if Mrs. LL was my daughter.
  • I wish I had Anthony Bourdain's career.
  • Lake Bridgeport level is 2.5 feet over conservation level this morning and rising.And, by the way, the lake is CLOSED.
  • LAKE WORTH - Fort Worth police found a body in Lake Worth on Saturday morning."






28 comments:

Anonymous said...

It appears no one seems to be monitoring your computer activities

Anonymous said...

Does the hospital provide grammar and spelling support? That might be a good investment.

Thanks Obamacare!

Anonymous said...

Built plenty of word press websites. However, there have been 2 instances in the past when they were hacked and loaded with ISIS pics and data or other terrorists crap. Always Arabic writing too.

If you haven't already, better back up your C-panel files.

Baylor Too said...

Glad you are making progress, Barry.

Anonymous said...

Glad to see some return to normal. Continued positive thoughts for a speedy recovery and rapid release headed your way.

Anonymous said...

Praying you will soon be back to your normal self very soon.

Anonymous said...

That had to make Mrs. LL's day!!!!

Anonymous said...

Wait till you get the bill from the guy that cleans your bedpan.

Anonymous said...

Get back to your old self.....we have need of thee!

Anonymous said...

See if they'll bring in that Australian lady sprinter for your next PT session. You the one with the "peppy" pre-race warm up bounce routine?

Anonymous said...

" If you simply want to walk down the hall, one of them must come with you.(And they walk with you like your a toddler yet I'm fine!) Strangest think I've ever seen."



Barry, you said you were in the hospital because the doctors thought you had a "mini-stroke. As a lawyer, you should understand why the hospital cannot afford to allow you to walk down the corridor without supervision and then have you faint and crack your head open. Talk about health care costs. If a regular patient splits his head open in the hospital that would a tragedy. If a lawyer-blogger-patient were to be injured while under their care that would be a liability-public relations nightmare.

Lauren Ward said...

Continued prayers for you!

Anonymous said...

Sounds like you are doing better, so happy to hear this! BTW, if you decide to just walk out, beware - your insurance may not cover the cost of your stay

Anonymous said...

Sweet baby BU there is still time to run towards the light. Just give it up and let go baby boy.

Anonymous said...

How's Obama care working out for you ?

Anonymous said...

"Yesterday, two different nurses asked me if Mrs. LL was my daughter."....when my elderly father was sent to Stagecoach Rehab in Bridgeport (after a quad heart bypass that he actually survived), it took them a few days to quit asking me if I was his wife. If you are staying there, make sure a family member is with you 24/7 - that place seems good on the outside and during the initial visit, but it could go downhill quite fast from there, especially if you are left by yourself very much. I'm gonna guess that pretty much goes for ANY of the "rehab" places these days. I appreciate what they do, but, I'll just stop there.

Doc Logic said...

The .gif of you doing squats yesterday is doing wonders. I haven't quit watching for hours.

Keep working BG.... Appreciate the view from the inside those walls.... isn't it like a casino.... no clocks....

Anonymous said...

Those two nurses are definitely getting a nice fruit basket or bouquet of flowers.

DF Mrs Liberally Lean

Anonymous said...

Hey Barry, have you had to deal with the "hospitalists"? Don't complain about any other kind of pain - you'll get one.

Anonymous said...

You cant really complain about the costs when you voted Obammy!

Anonymous said...

I HAVE HAD TWO EXPERIENCES WITH STAGECOACH AND EACH WAS EXCELLENT COMPARED TO OTHERS THAT I HAVE USED IN THE PAST
CHEF

Anonymous said...

And 730 south heading into Boyd will also be....CLOSED!

DF Micheal Irvin

Anonymous said...

On the 30th day of your rehab they will declare a miracle and you will be booted, I mean, discharged. Not really a miracle, don't believe that. It's the way insurance is...they pay for 30 days and the hospital and rehab milks it.

CT said...

BG, I have been out for a bit---sorry I missed that you were so ill. Many prayers for a speedy recovery!


Anonymous said...

That "lady that watched you eat to check your swallowing" was more than likely a Speech Language Pathologist. After an "episode" like the one you experienced (which sounds like a stroke), swallowing can become difficult. Difficulty swallowing can lead to aspiration, which leads to pneumonia, which leads to an even longer stay in the hospital. You should be glad that your swallowing was assessed. Good luck to you- take full advantage of your time in rehab. All therapists- speech, occupational and physical, are there to make you stronger.

D'Angelo Barksdale, Jr said...

That RTG shorty is airbrushed like a muthafu--a, but i guess she a'ite.

Hit it til she holla

Anonymous said...

Glad you are doing better. I've been where you are. It is nice that we have rehabilitation centers but there is just no place like home!! Hope you're home soon!!

Triple Fake... said...

Good night, nurse! (or good nightnurse, whatever) Your current condition hasn't affected your vision.

airbrushed or not, I need some "medical" attention STAT!