Keeping Pace With Wanda

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Wednesday, October 1, 2014 - 1:41pm

I have the privilege of receiving hand written notes from grateful patients on a regular basis. The overarching message in each one is of appreciation for the great care they experienced. Comments range from very brief to more elaborate and all are very touching in their own way.

Recently, I was especially warmed by a note from a gentleman who had received care here. It was obvious that he was weak and frail as the writing was most strained and showed signs of a trembling hand. The words were simple but profound and expressed a hearty gratitude for the care he had received.


Keeping Pace With Wanda

Wednesday, January 2, 2008 - 10:26am

Okay, whose bright idea was it to go to Disneyland and California Adventure the day after Christmas....oh, that's right, it was my idea. I thought it was supposed to be the "happiest" place on earth....well, normally it would be, but a "bajillion" other people had the crazy idea of being there the same time me and my family were there, the nerve!


Friday, December 21, 2007 - 11:12am

Remember the movie Groundhog Day starring Bill Murray? He plays a TV weatherman named Phil who works for a local station in Pennsylvania. He's charming on camera but when the red light goes off he becomes self-centered, treats his co-workers with contempt and is just plan old mean. He is covering the story about "Punxsutawney Phil" who is a groundhog that has the ability to determine the length of winter by his ability to see his shadow.


Monday, December 17, 2007 - 12:50pm

"I want a hippopotamus for Christmas, only a hippopotamus will do.......there's lots of room for him in our two-car garage, I'd feed him there and wash him there and give him a massage.......no crocodiles or rhinoceroseses.....only a hippopotamus will do!"......those are some of the outrageous lyrics to an old Christmas song that tickle me everytime I hear it, and as the lyrics of another song remind us "It's the most wonderful time of the year!".


Monday, December 10, 2007 - 4:51pm

The "Climb to Kaiser" is a 155 mile bicycling endurance ride for the avid cyclist (and mentally deranged)...my husband decided to give it a go this year and 12 hours and 50 minutes later claimed victory over the seemingly insurmountable task. When he arrived home he proclaimed that he would NEVER do that again.


Wednesday, December 5, 2007 - 10:38am

In what other profession is it acceptable and actually expected by our customers to be asked: "when was the last time you had a bowel movement?" Oh boy! And not only do we want to know "when" we want to know specifics; color, consistency, and frequency for gosh sakes! Now, we not only ask this on admission, but we keep asking it during the hospitalization!