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   Posted 6/16/2009 7:36 PM (GMT -7)   
Remember how I was so annoyed after my recent wrangling with my snotty big-city hospital that I ended up writing a letter to the hospital CEO and local Member of Parliament proposing a solution to the problem?

I've just received a reply from the MP. He agrees; thinks it's a great idea, and has forwarded letter & suggestion - with supporting comments of his own - to the health minister.

I'm really excited - I may have ACHIEVED something!!!

shocked Ivy
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   Posted 6/16/2009 7:45 PM (GMT -7)   
Wow! Good job Ivy. What were your suggestions?
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   Posted 6/16/2009 7:52 PM (GMT -7)   
That the the city and country hospitals jointly fund a daily bus to transport discharged country patients home - a bit more technical than that but, I think, quite doable, given our state's geography.

I'm still shellshocked - the system works and politicians listen....
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   Posted 6/16/2009 8:22 PM (GMT -7)   
Great news, Ivy! Well done! Maybe somehting positive can come out of all of this and your long ordeal!! :-)

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   Posted 6/16/2009 11:02 PM (GMT -7)   
Sounds like a good plan to me. Here we can get referred to a city hospital in an emergency. They will take you there, but you are supposed to find your own way home. Some people have arrived in a hospital gown with no money and then they want you to catch a bus after discharge! This while you are just recovering from a hospital emergency!! You really have to plan your emergencies.....

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   Posted 6/17/2009 12:37 AM (GMT -7)   
Yay!! GO IVY GO :-)

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   Posted 6/17/2009 6:36 AM (GMT -7)   
Whoo-Hoo Ivy way to go! Do keep us posted on how it progresses.

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Been living with Crohn's Disease for 33 years. Currently on Asacol, Prilosec, Estrace, Prinivil, Diltiazem, Percoset prn for pain, Zofran, Phenergan, Probiotics, and Calcium and Xanax as needed. Resections in 2002 and 2005. Also diagnosed with Fibromyalgia and Osteoarthritis and Anxiety. Currently my Crohns is in remission.
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   Posted 6/17/2009 11:30 AM (GMT -7)   
Happy Dance!
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