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21 Nov
A thread: about ICUs and Covid19Ab.

My husband and I were talking about why people aren’t really getting the message about how taxed the hospital system is right now and we are trying to understand why that is.
He thinks it’s because most people (fortunately) will never have to experience being hospitalized for anything serious, let alone end up in and ICU. They just don’t get it. #Covid19AB
So the whole concept of people that sick feels very removed for them. And no amount of Grey’s Anatomy watching will ever get people to really understand the gravity of things in a real ICU.
#covid19Ab
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6 Mar
I've had three major joint replacements surgeries since 2016. I spent (maybe) a TOTAL of 6 hours in the actual operating room(s). Before each surgery I had to do multiple full days of other pre-op stuff, like....

#ableg
#abpoli
#abhealth
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Bloodwork - two separate visits for bloodwork at different labs for each surgery (cause only specific labs do cross-matches in case you need a blood transfusion).

#itsmorethanjustORtime
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Pre-op visit to my Family Doctor: Family docs have to basically do a full physical on anyone going for major surgery. (This kind of visit takes longer than just 10 minutes, TRUST ME!)

#itsmorethanjustORtime
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29 Feb
I notice patterns. I am a writer, so most of the patterns I notice in words, especially the written word - be it on paper or on the internet.

In the past two days, the words the UCP are using are interesting to say the least...

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#abbudget
They continue to use job creation and #JobCreators to mean large corporations in the O&G fields. But I think they can see that no one is really buying that line anymore.

#ableg #abpoli #ABbudget
They use words to evoke fear and othering & an US vs THEM mentality.

"those who hold our economy HOSTAGE" "lawless and dangerous" "urban green left zealots"

Is it truly shocking that we see the kind of hate and violence we have seen this week with certain STICKERS? #ABLEG
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17 Oct 19
Wanna know some deets about what our government is doing to our healthcare?

The @ucp has told radiologists in our province that there is no more money for CT SCANS.

#ableg #abhealth #abpoli
Basically, this means that there is a finite number of CT SCANS that can be done. And they’ve been told they CAN NOT exceed this.

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An URGENT CT SCAN for someone with a suspected lung cancer will not happen for at least 2 MONTHS. (2 years ago it would have been done within a week).

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