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  •  I was starved at Temple Hospital (12+ / 0-)

    Here's my horror story and they can't "gag" me either.  I was an overnight patient for a liver biopsy.  I was there near nearly 24 hours and they never brought me any food. The day after my biopsy, when I was perfectly capable of leaving, the resident on duty refused to discharge me until I had something to eat.  I waited and waited and still no food.  By the afternoon I had enough and walked out without waiting to be discharged.  I took a cab home and stuffed myself with leftovers from my refrigerator.

    This is all very sad because Temple is a school that has a long history of providing a high-quality education to students from low-to-medium income families.  Philly has lots of colleges and universities but Temple is the only one that gives its students more for less.

    •  Not exactly a horror story. n/t (0+ / 0-)

      Eat recycled food. It's good for the environment and OK for you.

      by thestructureguy on Wed Mar 31, 2010 at 08:42:45 PM PDT

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      •  When you're in it (3+ / 0-)
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        it's not exactly pleasant.

        Depending on what you're in hospital for, and if you're...uncomfortable as hell on top of that? If I don't eat for 24 hours, I get pretty goddamned cranky, and everything is magnified ten-fold.

        So...you know, must we nit-pick adjectives? It's a horror in the moment, especially when you're expecting a different outcome.  

        Necessity is the mother of revolution...

        by o the umanity on Wed Mar 31, 2010 at 08:50:51 PM PDT

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        •  I'm sorry they didn't feed you but (0+ / 0-)

          lets talk about an insurance company dropping you because you need a live biopsy.  Or a child having cancer and no coverage.  Or not eating for three days because there is no food.  That's a horror story.  You were just cranky.  

          Eat recycled food. It's good for the environment and OK for you.

          by thestructureguy on Thu Apr 01, 2010 at 07:47:09 AM PDT

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          •  Did you even catch (0+ / 0-)

            who you were responding to the first time?

            No? I didn't make the original comment. If you didn't catch even that much, that kind of says to me that you have zero empathy for someone else's discomfort level, if it doesn't square with what you think qualifies as "horror".

            Whatever...

            Necessity is the mother of revolution...

            by o the umanity on Thu Apr 01, 2010 at 11:28:04 AM PDT

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            •  I have a one friend who's daughter (0+ / 0-)

              died from leukemia at age 15 and another friend who's daughter was just diagnosed with leukemia.   You expect me to have empathy for someone that didn't get a meal? Don't flatter yourself, I'll save my empathy for those that need it.  I'll pass on your story to my friends and I'm sure they'll pass on some empathy for you.

              Eat recycled food. It's good for the environment and OK for you.

              by thestructureguy on Thu Apr 01, 2010 at 02:13:51 PM PDT

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