A day at the VA clinic.....

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Re: A day at the VA clinic.....

Postby Darryl » Sat May 19, 2018 11:48 pm

oldsalt1 wrote:IMMMMMMMM Back
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With a 14 inch slice up my leg I think I am going to be wearing tights for a while.
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Two of my friends have had heart attacks and resultant operations and are in excellent health. One did drop dead a second time so they looked harder and found some kind of nerve something-or-other so they put a pacemaker in.

That said, they were both cleared for running-for-fitness once again about 3 years back, and the first guy is planning to do the upcoming IronMan in town.

Live Long, and Prosper. _\\//

And please keep sharing, you come up with excellent stories and outfits.

PS: I started this to say you should occasionally wear a kilt and a sword, leaving some of the scar on your leg show so when someone asks you can say "Aye, an you should see the other guy."
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Re: A day at the VA clinic.....

Postby skirtyscot » Sun May 20, 2018 9:10 am

Darryl wrote:
oldsalt1 wrote:IMMMMMMMM Back
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With a 14 inch slice up my leg I think I am going to be wearing tights for a while.
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I started this to say you should occasionally wear a kilt and a sword, leaving some of the scar on your leg show so when someone asks you can say "Aye, an you should see the other guy."

Haha Darryl, that's excellent!
Keep on skirting,

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Re: A day at the VA clinic.....

Postby Fred in Skirts » Sun May 20, 2018 5:40 pm

On Thursday night early Friday morning I ended up in hospital. I became dizzy and could not stand up without falling and started to vomit as well. It was so bad we called an ambulance to come see if I needed to go to hospital and they said yes. :pale: :pukel:

Well after a lot of blood work, two x-rays, several EKG's and a cat scan they decided that I had some kind of virus and started treatment for that. I spent the rest of the night and most of the day in Aiken Hospital, before coming home to lay in bed for about 28 hours before I even tried to get up. I was still dizzy but not as bad as before. I am still not over it completely but am working to get over the last of the virus. Today is really the first time I have been feeling good enough to sit at the computer for more than a couple of minutes.

I went to hospital wearing a denim knee length skirt with a sport shirt. While there I had to be undressed by the nursing staff and no comment on what I was wearing. I was taken all over the place still in my skirt until the Cat Scan where they had to remove the skirt because of the metal buttons and zipper.

When I was getting ready to leave the hospital it was with a new bunch of nurses as they had changed shifts and as they were dressing me one of them said she was going to help me into my trousers while holding the skirt so that I could put my feet in. I was in not in the mood to correct her at that time.
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Re: A day at the VA clinic.....

Postby oldsalt1 » Sun May 20, 2018 6:41 pm

Its amazing as anyone who has had to go into the hospital the first thing that you have to do is leave your dignity at the door. They don't care they are only interested in getting the job done .
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Re: A day at the VA clinic.....

Postby Caultron » Mon May 21, 2018 3:25 am

oldsalt1 wrote:Its amazing as anyone who has had to go into the hospital the first thing that you have to do is leave your dignity at the door. They don't care they are only interested in getting the job done .

For me, dignity at a hospital is an irrelevant concept. I want the doctors, nurses, staff, and me totally concerned about treatment, whatever it takes, nothing else.
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Re: A day at the VA clinic.....

Postby oldsalt1 » Tue May 22, 2018 4:05 am

Hey guys between this the PTSD and all the other BS I was approved for Disabled American Vet Plates.. They came today Anybody remember Forest Gump
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Re: A day at the VA clinic.....

Postby oldsalt1 » Mon Jun 11, 2018 10:52 am

I have to say the VA Medical system has been terrific to me . I know it gets a lot of bad press and it does need major improvement.

I have worn skirts to 2 different Va hospitals in NYC and Northport LI and I have gone to 2 clinics and there has never been a problem or even anything said . I have to go back to NYC for a post op checkup and I am very comfortable doing it in a skirt.
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Re: A day at the VA clinic.....

Postby Fred in Skirts » Mon Jun 11, 2018 4:38 pm

I can say I have had excellent care at the VA here in Aiken and Augusta Ga. I wear skirts all of the time and have only had great comments from my primary care person and some of the nurses who are always hovering around me when I am there.
I have worn skirts from just above the knee to ankle length. From denim to light cotton broadcloth and in as many colors as I can.
Sure there are problems that need to be taken care of but here they are doing a fine job of taking care of the Veterans.

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Re: A day at the VA clinic.....

Postby oldsalt1 » Tue Jun 12, 2018 10:34 am

Went into NYC yesterday for my follow up appointment at the VA I wore my denim skirt. going back a couple of years if you were to tell me that I would happily riding on a train and walking around NYC while wearing a skirt , I would tell you that you are crazy

After lunch I went to my appointment. 2 of the doctors that worked on my operation where there. They were very vocal about my skirt. One said that it was great that I would wear what was comfortable.

The lady doctor said that it was much easier to check my legs this was as she was telling me to lift up my skirt

To me it is mind bending when I am standing there and I have a lady even a lady doctor telling me to lift up my skirt


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Re: A day at the VA clinic.....

Postby Caultron » Tue Jun 12, 2018 4:47 pm

oldsalt1 wrote:...To me it is mind bending when I am standing there and I have a lady even a lady doctor telling me to lift up my skirt...

Try getting a prostate exam from a female physician's assistant.

After that, everything else is easy.
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Re: A day at the VA clinic.....

Postby oldsalt1 » Fri Sep 14, 2018 7:56 pm

Just came home from a visit to My V A clinic. had my periodic visit with my primary care physician. If you want to talk about a bastions of masculinity , I think that would pretty much lead the pack.

As we sit in the waiting area the normal discussions come up. Where were you,? what did you do,? and when were you there?. I was sitting joining in on the conversation. There was nothing different , even though I was wearing my Vietnam Vet cap a shirt from our last wound warrior golf outing and my denim skirt.

I think that veterans are the most accepting of any group I know.
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Re: A day at the VA clinic.....

Postby r.m.anderson » Sat Sep 15, 2018 12:20 am

oldsalt1 wrote:Just came home from a visit to My V A clinic. had my periodic visit with my primary care physician. If you want to talk about a bastions of masculinity , I think that would pretty much lead the pack.

As we sit in the waiting area the normal discussions come up. Where were you,? what did you do,? and when were you there?. I was sitting joining in on the conversation. There was nothing different , even though I was wearing my Vietnam Vet cap a shirt from our last wound warrior golf outing and my denim skirt.

I think that veterans are the most accepting of any group I know.


Waiting with baited breath - Were you one of the Ladies from Hades wearing that skirt in battle - imagine the shock and awe of the enemy when confronted by
such an image - one of those heathens meeting his virgin reward on the battlefield - fade to black one dead enemy who blinked and waited too long at the trigger.
Well maybe not quite like that or even at all - wearing a skirt does not need approval - one is not on the parade grounds needing to display one uniform uniform !

Hope you are getting the best that can be provided for what medical problem you have !
"Kilt-On" -or- as the case may be "Skirt-On" !
WHY ?
Isn't wearing a kilt enough?
Well a skirt will do in a pinch!
Make mine short and don't you dare think of pinching there !
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Re: A day at the VA clinic.....

Postby PatJ » Sun Sep 16, 2018 3:13 pm

"Try getting a prostate exam from a female physician's assistant."

Been there - done that - just as bad as getting it done by a male physician.

About the only thing worse than a prostate exam is having to give
someone a prostate exam. I often wonder what kind of person thinks,
"Gee, when I grow up, I want to be the one that sticks my finger....."
I think you know where the rest of that thought goes.
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Re: A day at the VA clinic.....

Postby skirtyscot » Sun Sep 16, 2018 4:09 pm

They probably think nothing of it after the first few times. A bit like wearing a skirt in public.
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Re: A day at the VA clinic.....

Postby pelmut » Sun Sep 16, 2018 10:29 pm

PatJ wrote:"Try getting a prostate exam from a female physician's assistant."
Been there - done that - just as bad as getting it done by a male physician.

I've had a prostate biopsy done by a female surgeon.  When I went into the operating theatre she was standing there holding a rough-looking cardboard tube about three quarters of an inch in diameter and seven inches long.  I said "Hey! Where are you going to stick that?" - she grinned and replied "Don't worry, the printer's just run out of paper".
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