I’m back

And thank you all for your kind expressions of concern. Turns out the flu I contracted dehydrated me, a lot, so they pumped me up with a couple of liters of saline solution, “reduced” my dislocated (not broken) finger, debraded the cut on my forehead and patched it up and, over objection and against their advice, let me go home just now.

Ill have some comments on the state of healthcare in Greenwich tomorrow but I will say the entire emergency room complex was spotless and staffed by caring, highly competent people.


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21 responses to “I’m back

  1. Cos Cobber

    hay-hay! welcome back.

    saline solution? stick a straw in that ditch of yours!

    the gwich emergency room is pretty good. it certainly is spotless….you could do surgury in there!

    glad it wasnt too serious and you are all patched up.

  2. not so anonymous

    I am relieved and glad you are home. Be good to yourself. Some of us like you quite a bit.

  3. john capizzi

    If you have to be sick, Greenwich Hospital is a good place to be sick in.

  4. Red

    I am very happy to hear you are feeling better!

    My own recent experiences with the ER at Greenwich Hospital have been excellent, despite the talk that “ever since United Hospital closed in Pt Chester, the Greenwich ER is awful”. I have nothing but good things to say about the staff and facilities there.

  5. The Duke of Deception

    The Duke doesn’t know you but he thinks he likes you. So you’ve got that going for you.

    Gooongla, gooongla.

  6. Anonymous

    “Lobster Night” at Greenwich Hospital (every other Wednesday, if they’re still doing it) is not to be missed: no extra charge for a whole steamed lobster dinner with drawn butter and all the trimmings, including a big red-lobster-emblazoned plastic bib, nutcracker and moist towelettes. All served bedside.

    Almost worth breaking a leg for!

  7. Walt

    Boy of Weasel –
    Welcome back, my friend. I had a real guilt trip that it may have been all my fault. I figured I had you all tizzied up about that Teri McBeal chick, and I may have caused a blood flow short circuit. Know what I mean?
    Anyway, glad you are back! Meet any hot Candy Stripers? Do they still have them Dude? Did you show them your lolli pop?
    And I hope Mom is ok. Seriously.
    And because you are a frail little load, I won’t pick on you, and give you some respite.
    But I need to know. Dehydration means you dumped your brains out. Right? Who’s house did you use? Client or open house? Enquiring minds need to know Dude. And did you flush?
    Welcome back!!
    Your Pal,

    • Walt – they gave me (sold me) a CAT scan and apparently the few brains I have are still there. Whether they’re functioning is another matter but I don’t have to fear my skull filling up if I go swimming.

  8. peeps

    Reply to Red: If it makes you feel any better to have company, the ER at White Plains Hospital has also been degraded by the closing of United Hospital and the earlier closing of St Agnes. Adding to the damage caused by the closing of these hospitals is the fact that many people are misusing the ER as their general practitioner.

  9. Pete

    Welcome back and stay well.

  10. Anonymous

    Hope you are on the mend and feeling better

  11. out looking in

    welcome back mr Kotter! Intravenous vodka drips ARE bad for your health…

  12. FlyAngler

    Glad to hear you found the cause of your condition. I was beginning to wonder whether you found another “babe in waders” photo that threw you for a loop.

  13. Anonymous

    i left the emergency room at g’wich hospital due to terrible service, on easter sunday two years ago. and this was when it was not at all busy; just too much chatting by the receptionist and other staff. went to stamford, which treated me promptly and professionally. when you have a kidney stone, the last thing you need is to wait for 20 minutes while staff drink coffee and discuss their social lives. since then, i’m hooked on stamford. no piano, but more serious about medical care.

  14. Pierre Bergé, Nom de Plume

    On behalf of Frenchmen everywhere, “se reposer , à se sentir mieux.”

  15. Stanwich

    IN general I think the hospital is good for most medical care, great for maternity. BUT, I agree that Greenwich Hospital suffers from a lot of those slow moving, big talker, receptionist types. They are like roaches, they are every where.

  16. Coming from a NYer whose default hospital is Northern Westchester, you folks in Greenwich don’t know how good you have it. I recently changed all my doctors to those who have privilges at GH. I have had nothing but great experiences. In my youth, I lived on the Vineyard and the joke was locals would wear arm bands “if I need medical attention, medivac me off-island!”

  17. Chris

    Welcome back Chris! Glad you’re doing well(er) again.

  18. anonymous

    Glad you’re feeling better! This bug is definitely going around town. Five Realtors in my office have had similar health issues the past couple of weeks, with one of them admitted to the Greenwich Hospital ER.

  19. Peg

    Sorry to hear you weren’t well. The combination of photographing a bridge competition in Chicago, along with hideously awful computer connections made me blissfully unaware anything was wrong.

    Good timing, my friend!