My stroke experience at Cone Health Systems in the midst of Covid19 panic, Emergency ICU and therapy folks excelled
Why did Cone ban Parler?
My stroke experience at Cone Health Systems in the midst of Covid19 panic, Emergency ICU and therapy folks excelled, Why did Cone ban Parler?
First of all I must say that I probably owe my life to some of the good folks at Cone Health Systems.
The hard workers at the Emergency Room and ICU unit.
As I was slipping out of my former reality, it was comforting to be surrounded by such caring and competent folks.
Lying there I did not know if I would live.
Secondly, I had done nearly everything correct:
Exercise including running, push ups, crunches, etc.
I lost 15 ibs. intentionally over the past year.
I was never obese.
What sneaked up on me was my blood pressure coupled with increased stress and lack of sleep.
Let this serve as a warning.
I was released to the third floor rehab unit where I was monitored and slowly introduced to therapy.
My entire left side was numb and immobile but I was fortunate that my face, speech and cognitive abilities were not affected.
Beginning here it was like being in prison.
I could not leave my bed, chair or wherever I was positioned without help/permission.
After a week there I was ready to go home.
I needed sleep badly.
Management put pressure on me and my family to move upstairs to the separate Rehab facility.
I agreed to give them a week.
This was still prison.
The therapy folks were excellent.
However, as I explained, only 12.5 percent of each day was spent in therapy and the rest of the day dealing with lousy beds and generally prison conditions.
The therapy folks trained me well but overall the stay on the fourth floor was detrimental.
I would have been better off at home.
Sleep was very much needed.
The day before checkout, I was assured that a wheelchair would be provided. I already paid for it.
The morning of checkout, I kept asking for the wheelchair. No response.
A family member made arrangements to pick me up at 11:00.
I then was told that the wheelchair was on a truck and that they were helpless.
After a continual run around and blame passing I checked out at 12:30.
With assistance from the family member and much struggling I was brought up the steps and into the house.
Not having the wheelchair made this much more difficult as well as the first day home.
That is the gist of the ordeal.
I was relieved to be home.
There is one more detail to share,
When I was able, I got on my computer.
When I tried to access Parler I got the following msg:
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