The Old Folks Home

Discussion in 'Random Ramblings' started by Wisher1000, Jul 28, 2012.

  1. ozexpat

    ozexpat CocoBeach Farm

    My flight will be anywhere from 13-16 hrs

    I have a tablet with 60 movies from 2014 and 2013 on it. The problem with the movies on the planes is as that I travel so often, and they only change out a couple a month, I have seen them all.

    I also have 20 or 30 PDF files of research articles ranging from Transcatheter Aortic Valve Replacement to studies on Warfarin vs the "bans" to the latest AHA guidelines on hypertension and lipid management.

    Then there are the poultry and swine research articles if I am feeling more like a farmer than a hospital administrator.

    If they fail, there is always 1mg Alpazolam prn.

    I get on the plane at 9:30PM, have a nice business class meal service with a Scotch and a movie. Thats gives me 3 hours sleep.

    Hopefully its a non-stop flight but it depends on the winds and how many boxes of luggage are on the plane. Its often not known till twenty minutes before departure. then its just 13 hrs

    If the plane stops to refuel in Honululu, it is tough to get back to sleep so I seek the aid of a nice benzo. Its 9 hours then to Manila so I get six hours sleep and wake to breakfast and watch a movie.

    If the plane stops to refuel in Guam, it is only three hours to Manila so I read, have breakfast and watch a movie.

    I am using an upgrade coupon so I wont know if I am flying business class till flight time.

    Should I be in economy, out comes the whole medicine cabinet and I will request a wheelchair to make sure I get to my connecting flight LOL.

    I may need a pulse oximeter with the alarm strapped to my ear to remind me to breath.
  2. superchemicalgirl

    superchemicalgirl HEN PECKED

    Jan 10, 2010
    Vacationland, Maine
    Do you have any experience with the watchman device?

    Your last sentence made me giggle. I highly recommend traveling with a pharmacist (Got diarrhea? I can help. Headache? Check) but now I'm thinking I should travel with a doc.
  3. rickd

    rickd Out Of The Brooder

    Apr 13, 2014
    Stop by here in chuuk, fsm so you can go diving and relax lol.
  4. ozexpat

    ozexpat CocoBeach Farm

    I oversaw the clinical trials on both the Watchman Device and the Aplatzer Septal Occluder at a major teaching hospital in LA as their cardiology manager and have assisted in many of the procedures to implant them.

    Operator experience is critical in sizing and placement of the devices so that there is full occlusion.

    A lot of insurance companies wont cover them as they consider them experimental but that will change as data increases. The switching of many patients from warfarin (very cheap) to the "bans" (very expensive) may push the insurance companies along a little faster.
    Last edited: May 19, 2014
  5. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

    Aug 26, 2009
    Out to pasture
    Somebody help, please come and talk in sentences I can understand!! Like goo goo, ma ma, cook ee.
  6. superchemicalgirl

    superchemicalgirl HEN PECKED

    Jan 10, 2010
    Vacationland, Maine
    I taut i taw a puddy tat?

    And sorry, guys, I got excited. I've had an interest in the watchman devices for a number of years now and got carried away, forgetting where I was. I'll take it to PMs.
    Last edited: May 19, 2014
  7. ronott1

    ronott1 Daily Digest Guru Premium Member Project Manager

    [​IMG] I thought watchman was a comic and movie....Now I need to find out what the heck it is. Darn straight If I ever get one it better provide full occlusion.....
    Quote: Originally Posted by superchemicalgirl [​IMG] It is the old folks home!

    It is a bit more technical than most Hospital talk....By the way, did I ever show you my scar from my surgery???? [​IMG]
    Last edited: May 19, 2014
  8. ozexpat

    ozexpat CocoBeach Farm


    These are devices to stop strokes in people with irregular heart beats.

    The traditional therapy was a drug caused warfarin which requires lots of regular blood tests and increases bleeding.
  9. ozexpat

    ozexpat CocoBeach Farm

    @ronott1 You show me yours and I will show you mine [​IMG]

    BTW I know a cardiac surgeon called Ott
    Last edited: May 19, 2014
  10. ozexpat

    ozexpat CocoBeach Farm

    On a different note...

    Its 6AM and the kids are out having fun


    Good Morning from the CocoBeach Kids

    I carried that roller coaster over in my golf bag - a few weeks BC. It travels between Bacolod and the Beach House on the trailer every trip. The kids just love it.

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