Tuesday, October 13, 2009

Doctor, doctor, give me some news

Thank you for those of you who send my mom good wishes for her recovery. She had to be hospitalized for pneumonia. She was in Whittier's Presbyterian Intercommunity Hospital for five days! She was lucky that she had the same doctor assigned to her case. Last time she was in the hospital for Congestive Heart Failure II kept meaning one doctor after another. This time only had to deal with one during most of her stay. He was a wonderful doctor, always checking in on her each morning and also taking time to make an extra visit to address my issues and concerns. I know I can be a bitch on wheels and very demanding but Doctor Abbid Shah, M.D. was always considerate of my feeling and answering my questions. hey, I have only one mother! Doctor Abbid Shah,MD was always very detailed with his supervision over my mother's case, he was also as handsome as a prince from the Arabian Nights yet spoke with an English accent which was rather surprising. Poor man must have a nightmare when he and his family travel by air! I had a gal pal with the last name of Said and she was always having to go through that extra baggage check experience. He may sound like Ringo Starr but looks like a Shah but he does not look like a terrorist! But iI don't want to get onto my beef with this so called HomeLand Security. I was very pleased with how the whole staff at PIH treated my mother. The hospital is very clean and the offer great services like Free Valet parking but no matter how lovely a hospital is there is something so depressing the whole atmosphere in a hospital. I don't know how people handle working in one. I don't understand why there are so many TV shows about doctors and hospitals, for I see nothing glamourous about hospital or the people who work in one. I had a college girlfriend who's main ambition was to married a doctor, so after she graduated she moved up to the Bay Area and sure enough I got an announcement that she was engaged to a doctor. Talk about the power of the secret! Still, what a shallow dream! I don't dream of being married to an award winning writer such as Neil Gaiman, I want to BE an award winning writer like an Neil Gaiman! Be the dream don't marry the dream! Besides I think marriage and relationships can be dream killers! Does anyone watch the TV show "Madmen"? Last Sunday's show was great, it showed Betty Drader drinking wine, smoking with the intensity of Ibsen"s Hedda Gabler and dreaming of a love affair like a 1960 Madame Bovary. It showed how the frustrated house wife isn't interested in have a sexual affair (like her lustful husband Don), the show showed she wanted the adventure of a romance. If you wonder about why we had a woman's movement watch that show, for poor, cold Betty Draper is detached from her husband, children and most of all herself! Well, I guess I got off the subject again! I just want to say my mother is home and thank you all for your kind words of support!


....Petty Witter said...

Not very nice places to be I know but I'm glad yours and your mothers experience of hospital wasn't too bad. It always helps when you have a doctor who is half way human.

Never watched Badmen and I'm beginning to think I'm misssing out on something, so many pople seem to rave over it. Most make the effort to watch it.

Anonymous said...

I don't watch Madmen ... I hate sexism and I don't know how women put up with it. Yetch!
I'm glad to hear that your Mum got great care and is home again.

Cat said...

Glad your mum is doing better.

The Bunns said...

... excuse us ... but we just noticed you left a question last November on our 7-bunny-7 blog about how we got the whale to fly.

Easy ... first you must understand we are just rabbits. One of us, Baxter, did it. You are a hooman. Now, you must close your eyes very tight and b e l i e v e!

goatman said...

Your mother is in good hands it seems. I trust they will get the pnemonia under control. It is always difficult. My father is in nursing care now since he became too weak to walk at home and mom could not take care of him just sitting there in his chair. We hope they will get his strength back and back home he can come. But it is mobility which rules. One must be able to walk or its back to nursing home I fear.

My thoughts and prayers are with you and your mother.