The past couple of months have not been great. With multiple hospital stays, I’m behind on shopping, haven’t even started holiday decorating, and completely abandoned my NaNoWriMo project. But I’m not upset, because I’ve discovered…
Why Scotland is the best place to be sick.
Is it the room with a view (and iPad)?
The haute cuisine meals?
The ensuite bigger than some places I’ve lived?
Or the world-class medicine practiced at Glasgow’s Queen Elizabeth University Hospital & architectural wonder—
(not to mention all my newly-ventilated extremities.)
But… not so much. Instead it’s all about the irrepressibly cheerful, helpful, friendly and oh so wonderful staff. Of course. It was hugs all around as I was leaving (although nobody wished that I’d be back soon).
Next time you get sick, you’ve got do it in Scotland!
Rosie Amber said:
Glad they let you home, take care and best wishes.
Sounds nice, but I hope you don’t’ go back! I’m glad you are better.
Take great care, relax for the rest of the year now. (It’s a fab hospital; I worked there in the dark ages when it was still the SGH. No huge ensuites back then…) x
SHEESH! What happened???
Laurie Kaslow said:
Oh dear. sorry about all the reasons you went and hopefully its all resolved. by now. I’m sure youre humour helped the healing along quite a bit. As well as made your treaters pleased. It’s much nicer to deal with a pleasant patient! But seriously may you be well and strong and give up the high rise hospital view for a down home one.
Glad you’re home, Barb. Take care xx
I wish I could say the same about Michael’s hospital visits, Barb. I find them a huge trial as the staff are often not helpful at all.
Judith Barrow said:
Glad all is well,again, Barb. Rest, let everyone else do the work.
Mary Anne OToole said:
Glad you are feeling better and that you were treated well by the hospital staff. Have a good Christmas and don’t worry about all that silly prep.
Mary Smith said:
Glad you are out of hospital – and hope you don’t have to go back. Get properly better now.
Ellen Hawley said:
Take care of yourself. Don’t go back. Have a good holiday. Warm wishes.
Andrew Joyce said:
I noticed that a lot of the comments above started out with the word “glad.” Well, not me. I’m downright, goddamn ecstatic that you’re home. And by the way. That NaNoWriMo thing is bullshit. Write a novel in a month? Really?
One thing that I can’t bitch about is the solitary potato(?) on your plate. Looks yummy.
At least they didn’t serve you haggis!
Glad you’re better. I’ve been off-line mostly for a while, but hope it was nothing life threatening (cause they don’t put you in the hospital for a hang nail so obviously it was something serious). And hope it is gone never to return again.
I’d frankly love to NOT be in the hospital next time I’m in Scotland. Because you can find lovely people who will welcome you back repeatedly in any damn pub in Scotland you don’t need to get sick for that!
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Georgia Rose said:
I’m sure you have been entertaining the staff but sorry to hear you are going through all this anyway. Hope you’re feeling much better very soon xx
Glad you’re okay and that you had a good stay in hospital!
My sister had an operation in England last year and I wish she’d had half as good care as you did. Go Scotland!!
I am glad that whatever ailed you is sufficiently improved to allow youhome
Kassandra Lamb said:
Glad you had a good experience. It looks like a fantastic hospital! But let’s try not to go back there anytime soon. Happy Holidays, Barb!!
Hope you are much better. Best to stay away from hospitals, not matter how nice the people are, if you can – don’t you know they’re full of sick people. 🙂
Barb! It’s not good news to know you were hospitalized but we are cheered that they’ve let you go home … we trust fit as a fiddle! You were no doubt a breath of fresh air for the entire staff and I hope they’ve all subscribed to your blog! Wishing you well for the holidays and forever!
J. New said:
I flew home for Christmas and completely missed these (most important) entries! so sorry. I hope you are feeling much better now and may this year be free of hospital visits! Happy New Year and the best of health.
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All good at last. Thanks for asking. Hope your Christmas trip was fabulous.