Horrible attitude from Primary Care Physician

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SLEEPY ANGEL
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Re: Horrible attitude from Primary Care Physician

Postby SLEEPY ANGEL » Tue Mar 14, 2017 1:21 am

2BassetMom
and
Rustsmith---
I know what it's like to be anchored down by a cat sleeping in your lap.
My ID here is "SLEEPY ANGEL" because my Siamese is named Angel---
and when I'm up and walking around because of RLS, there's my Angel walking
WITH me--- and he looks oh so SLEEPY! He wishes I'd get back in bed...

Yankiwi
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Re: Horrible attitude from Primary Care Physician

Postby Yankiwi » Tue Mar 14, 2017 2:05 am

Sleepy Angel, that's a really cool name and it's fun to know how it came about. Mine is pretty obvious – I'm a Yankee-Kiwi and proud to say a citizen of both countries as of last year. It only took 30 years to get around to becoming a Kiwi!

legsbestill
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Re: Horrible attitude from Primary Care Physician

Postby legsbestill » Tue Mar 14, 2017 12:22 pm

I love 'Yankiwi' - am so dozy it took a while for the penny to drop ... got the kiwi part and was thinking about you the other day when was in Feldenkrais (thinking maybe you should consider taking it up as your husband enjoyed it so much - it is very soothing) and suddenly got the 'Yank' part. Was your husband a yank too?

We have introduced a kitten into the house and I had visions of Sleepy Angel's arrangement - gently dozing (jerking and squirming) with sleepy cat contributed to the soporific atmosphere. But the kitten - now nearly fully grown - is completely bonkers - never rests, tears around the house leaving destruction in its wake - loves humans - seems to live to be in our company but bites us and scratches us persistently - carefully so as not to break the skin but enough to be deeply unsoothing. It has however given a whole new lease of life to our dog which had gone into a premature decline after the death of its fellow canine. The kitten torments the dog and they wrestle incessantly.

SLEEPY ANGEL
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Re: Horrible attitude from Primary Care Physician

Postby SLEEPY ANGEL » Tue Mar 14, 2017 6:45 pm

legsbestill---
Well, after all the cats that I've had (over 31 years) I can say that they certainly can DIFFER in personality. My "Angel" can do a bit of "biting" but not to break the skin, and his tail will whap-whap when he's not happy to be petted! Go figure!? He is very CLINGING and (as I say, follows me around like a dog might)--- very devoted, and willing to go without his sleep when I must keep walking... trudging along with me, poor thing. I feel sorry for a dog who has to cope with a cat !

Yankiwi
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Re: Horrible attitude from Primary Care Physician

Postby Yankiwi » Wed Mar 15, 2017 7:39 am

My husband was from England. His parents moved to New Zealand when he was 10 so he wouldn't have to take the 11+ exams which decided the rest of your life. He also became a Kiwi when I did – after 60 years here! It was a very happy day. Every family (about eight) was presented with a native tree to plant in their own garden.

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Re: Horrible attitude from Primary Care Physician

Postby badnights » Wed Mar 15, 2017 10:28 am

eternityroad wrote:What I really fear, and this may seem silly, is to have to go to ER or get a knee replacement (I had knee surgery five years ago) and they don't give me my meds. Getting the squirms and not being able to move.
Not silly at all! That's my worst nightmare, and probably everyone else's here too!
Beth - Wishing you all restful sleep tonight
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Re: Horrible attitude from Primary Care Physician

Postby Polar Bear » Wed Mar 15, 2017 12:40 pm

eternityroad wrote:
What I really fear, and this may seem silly, is to have to go to ER or get a knee replacement (I had knee surgery five years ago) and they don't give me my meds. Getting the squirms and not being able to move.

badnights replied:
Not silly at all! That's my worst nightmare, and probably everyone else's here too!

Oh, how I agree with eternityroad and badnights. A few years ago I made a folder with information about RLS and surgery. Also details of my own particular medication regime and how that could change for the worse if I was involuntarily sedentary. I showed it to my husband with instructions that it was to accompany me if I was ever admitted to hospital for whatever reason. On reflection, I should go locate it and keep it convenient.
Betty
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