Khalil Gibran once said that people as a species would never make it , or understand one another unless we could reduce our language to seven words. If this were true what seven words should we choose? There are over 1 million 13 thousand words in the English language. How could we reduce that down to just 7 ? Seven words to explain every emotion , every human feeling, every human expression. Anger. Confusion. Hurt feelings. Love. Happiness. Sadness. Exhaustion. Fear. But to have the words stripped down to seven and that is all you are left, you would have to use your facial expressions, and body language, and finger movements to get all your thoughts and emotions across. So what 7 words would we choose? How would we choose? Would each person get 7 words? Or would the human race have a committee to choose 7 for all of mankind? That would be considerably more difficult ! I’ve tried to think of which words I would choose ………….1. Love , obviously…..2. Sorry 3 .Hungry 4.Thirsty 5. Want 6. Cold 7.Hot Because the only thing I could think that we’d really NEED words for would be for the basic things. Everything else would have to be stripped down to a sign or something instead, or would have to be written out into symbols. We are such a language based society we find it almost impossible to think about a society without words. How to function? How to work together? How to even travel inside a city without words. I’m thankful that we have words to help us find our way through the world , through the galaxy , for me it’d be a lonely universe with only 7 words to share between us.
Wow. What a whack a doodle weekend. Well actually two whackadoodle weekends in a row. I have never been so sick of hospitals , nurses ,and doctors in my whole life. The funny thing is the two weekends could not have been more varied. Last weekend 4th floor of the hospital, I got nice nurses, wonderful doctors, awesome treatment, everything explained in execellent fashion , all gold stars all around, diagnosis of extreme dehydration , complete weakness , body gone down to the bare nubs with a viral infection. So last weekend, I got antibiotics , tons of fluids, and treated very well with much rest and respect. This weekend, I get an Emergency call at my home at 7 pm saying my labs were seriously out of order, my INR clotting factor needing to be a 2 and was a 19, so basically I could bump my leg and bleed to death. GET TO THE HOSPITAL TO BE ADMITTED ASAP> 2nd floor nurses, not so awesome, couldn’t get their junk together , total spazzes, tourniqetted up my arm , but forgot that you need vacutubes BEFORE you draw the blood and just left me wrenched up that way, while she went to get her forgotten tools. In and out , up and down all friggin night, no sleep , Then the doctor decides he doesn’t have to come in to speak with me, and can just order his lackeys to basically come in and run me over roughshod with a bunch of tests that I had already had once , that he wanted repeated for no good reason. But the doctor didn’t want to plan a plan for my care just go all willy nilly. Well I lost it. For one thing they all talked OVER me or AT me instead of TO me, as if I were a mindless vegetable in the bed. I guess my righteous lupus indignation rose up and I proceeded to have a lupus hissy. I said , You do not talk to me like I am stupid. I am right here, and if you want to do something you talk to ME. These tests were done once, why are we repeating them? And these nurses, all night, in and out, couldn’t get their gear together, I got no sleep. For NO reason. THEY ARE supposed to KNOW their jobs. So until people can get their crap together , and get me a coherent plan , don’t come talk to me. They all looked at me like I had grown a third head, but seriously! Lupus has fried my body, NOT my brain! I am sick not stupid. And when your doctor comes in and just doesnt’ really inspire confidence that he knows what is going on with your VERY complicated situation, you don’t just sit there and think , “Hmmmm, should I put my life in this guys hands or what?” “Let me think, hmmmmmm?” I THINK not!” Well, today the nurse must have told him what I said because he was totally different this morning, very deferential. And I HATE being a bully, but DAGNABBIT, this is their JOB! People’s lives hang in the balance. This isn’t checkers, folks. Get it right the first time please. Or I promise I WILL put on my LUPUS fighting panties and go at it with you . It ain’t purty , but it gets the job done. I’m thinking of giving lupie assertiveness classes , seems like there may be call for them, lol Love you all ❤ 🙂 and as always (hugs) ~ Ruby Jeanette