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Men who challenge men to stop violence

Started by Joan Denoo. Last reply by Idaho Spud Jan 9. 19 Replies

Many men join in the effort to reduce violence against women and children and other men. He speaks of the need to place responsibility on men instead of focusing on women to stop violence. He offers a breath of fresh air, as do so many of the men on…Continue

Ian, a beautiful New Years blessing.

Started by Joan Denoo. Last reply by Chris Jan 5. 7 Replies

Ian, for some reason, my comment would not "send" on Hang with Friends; perhaps it will here!Ian, a beautiful New Years blessing. It goes in my file. I especially like the thought of surprising myself. Laura made a special trip to my Spokane home to…Continue

degrading love — part two (TheraminTrees)

Started by Loren Miller Jan 1. 0 Replies

TheraminTrees set up religion with his left in Part One of his treatise on how religion demeans and degrades the value of love.  Here in Part Two, he brings in a devastating, "Mike Tyson" right, which negates and invalidates any claim that either…Continue

Tags: Christianity, Islam, TheraminTrees, god, love

The Ark Encounter: A Less than Grand Opening (The Thinking Atheist)

Started by Loren Miller. Last reply by Idaho Spud Dec 31, 2016. 27 Replies

The day finally arrived.  Ken Ham's Ark Encounter opened on 7 July, 2016 ... to something a bit less than Disney-sized crowds, and more than a couple dissenting voices!  Seth Andrews has gathered a quartet of significant participants in the protest…Continue

Tags: Tracey Moody, Dan Broadbent, Seth Andrews, David Silverman, AronRa

Learning a Language as a Mature Adult

Started by Daniel W. Last reply by Idaho Spud Dec 14, 2016. 27 Replies

Trying to keep my mind exercised, and not interested in most of the reading materials that I can find.I decided to attempt to learn a language.  Actually, two.  The dilemma is, how do I do that without going to school - not an option - and without…Continue

What Annoys God Most? (Betty Bowers)

Started by Loren Miller. Last reply by Grinning Cat Dec 7, 2016. 10 Replies

Long story short, it's those near misses, the almost-but-not-quite, close but no cheroot moments, or, would you believe ... Near Death Experiences!  So what's the big deal?  Betty Bowers, America's BEST Christian and self-proclaimed expert on such…Continue

Tags: Near Death Experiences, America's Best Christian, Betty Bowers

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Comment by k.h. ky on August 30, 2016 at 10:59pm
Thank you Daniel. That's kind of you. I was just really curious about anyone being called in for test results. Just seems odd. I've been called by a doctor to go straight to the hospital because I was having an ectopic pregnancy and the surgeon would be waiting for me. Holiday weekends are a hard time to get information :\
Comment by Daniel W on August 30, 2016 at 10:16pm
I wish I could say something more helpful. I just hope there is something useful from your test, and not a big deal. Please do keep us posted, I will be concerned for you.
Comment by k.h. ky on August 30, 2016 at 10:10pm
This doctor and I are friendly. The nurse's always call with the results and any follow up with a prescription or referral. If everything checked out OK they just call and tell me that.
It may be a matter of new policy. A new place came here about eight years ago and seems to be ran in much the way Daniels prior job was. A lot of turnover in the physicians dept and no compete clauses for three years.
I was just curious because I've never had one asked me to schedule for follow up on test results and didn't know anyone who has.
Whatever it is I'll find out Tue.
Comment by Daniel W on August 30, 2016 at 8:59pm
Oh, I should have just said - calling you i to the office doesnt suggest bad news or good news, it may just reflect the doctor's style or even that of their staff,
Comment by Daniel W on August 30, 2016 at 8:46pm
My experience was that there is no standard in how test results are reported, and the way they teach in residency does not reflect either reality ir patient emotions. Personally, I hate the phone, and the vast majority of test results were emailed or mailed. If a simple change was needed - cholesterontoo high, needs higher dose of lipitor - that was conveyed via the nurse pool. If more complicated - there is a polyp that needs biopsy - I called and the first thing I said was "This is Dr xxx and Im calling to discuss your test result". Depending on the tesult, I might say "Are you driving? We cant discuss any results in traffic so when can I call you back?". If it was absolutely bad news - cancer, usually - I first got their referral for further staging or surgery, then when I called said, "The radiologist felt that your result showed a type of cancer... then when that seemed sort of digested, I continued "This is the plan...". One reality is that often a radiologist is not always tight when they see an abnormal finding, and other tests are needed.

Personally, I think it's pathetic to call people in to the office for a result, especially after the test is done. When possible, before the test, I tried to discuss with them " How should we discuss your result? Do you want it over the phone, or in person". Probably 99% of adults want it in person and are adult enough to handle what you tell them on the phone.

I usually request my own CT scan results by email. They are too busy to call, it's ridiculous to return to their office. I just take control and tell them, "It's much more nerve wracking to wait. It either shows metastatic cancer, or something vague, or something else, or it's negative. In any case just send it to me and we'll go from there. I'm mature enough to handle bad news and prefer reading it to hearing it. I realize that my situation is different, but that's what I do,
Comment by Joan Denoo on August 30, 2016 at 7:42pm

Gosh, Kathy, I suppose it depends on the kind of relationship you have with your doctor. 

In 2013, my primary care doctor called and said, "Joan, it's cancer!" That is all. No, "Hi, how are you," or "Brace yourself" it was just "It's cancer". My response was, "OK now what do we do?" Then began the most incredible experiences of my life. 

Wow! Qiana, your experience is very different than mine. 

Well, Kathy, I suppose you could brace yourself for the worst, listen carefully to the diagnosis and proposed treatment plan, and then go from there. You might want to take someone with you so that you have a second pair of ears hearing what is said. 

Comment by k.h. ky on August 30, 2016 at 7:04pm
It's always be the reverse here.
Comment by k.h. ky on August 30, 2016 at 4:50pm
I had a routine blood draw yesterday. And an ultrasound of my gallbladder. Today I had the hida scan. This a couple hours ago the doctors office called and told me they have the results of my blood work but I need to go see my doctor for the results.
Does anyone else have to see their doctor for that??? Prior to this they have always given me the results on the phone. High cholesterol, need vit d etc. They just call the pharmacy with the prescription. I can't imagine being called in for him to tell me everything is fine or I need vit d.

Anyone???
Comment by Joan Denoo on August 30, 2016 at 12:50pm

Gene Wilder's nephew reveals poignant reason Hollywood star kept hi...

Just about everything one can know about one performer. I like his silly smile, i.e. 

Don't pray for me; I'm an atheist 

Comment by Ruth Anthony-Gardner on August 30, 2016 at 12:35pm

That's funny Ian.

I like your lazy slug, Joan. Me too.

Didn't know Gene Wilder was an Atheist. Nice lol, Bertold.

 

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