Friday, April 8, 2011

H is for Hospitals in the A-Z Blogger Challenge

Hospitals seem to be playing a much larger part in these senior days of mine. What with my gentleman caller in and out at least six times since the beginning of 2011, and my being able to sneak some hospital time of my own, last week, I find that, here I am, again, sitting in a waiting room filled with another bunch of seniors, like myself. Unlike the days of yore, these old farts (including, myself) were very au courant, happily working on laptops or reading the latest on their Kindles. How times have changed! Just one or two were knitting (used to be a majority) and the younger generation was texting away on their cells.
Duke University Hospital Entrance -- So classy, with shopping yet!
Don't you think that, over the years, hospitals have become less severe and more enticing to today's visitor than they used to be back in the day? I think the foyer here at Duke is as grand as any high-end hotel, very gracious and inviting. Why, there's even a piano player tickling the ivories to soothe frightened patients and visitors, alike, creating an illusion of well-being.

Soothing piano music in the lobby.
You could almost want to book a room, (if you hadn't seen Coma), during your visit to the City of Durham. And, of course, should you find yourself in a room, visiting the local high spots is out of the question! How does your hospital make you feel?


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  1. To be honest excellent as your post was I just hate hospitals , I know they are there for our good but have had some not so nice expereiences along the way.


  2. I have to say that Your hospital looks very classy! Mine doesn´t :-) :-) But we can buy a cup of coffee anyway :-) :-)

    I do hope I don´t have to visit the hospital this year, but with two hip implants and two different kinds of rheumatic diseases The odds are against me :-) :-) :-)

    Have a great day now!

  3. We belong to Kaiser and have been spending way to much time there lately :-(

  4. Excellent post! Looking forward to more as well. Thanks for the blogging challenge visit!

  5. I like that the 'oldies' have embraced technology!

    (I half thought you were going to say the teenagers were knitting!)

    SueH I refuse to go quietly!

  6. Our local hospital is still out dated with uncomfortable chairs in the waiting room. Maybe if ours looked like that..I wouldn't mind going to the hospital!

  7. I spent the afternoon in the ER this very afternoon in my local hospital - not as fancy as yours in any way, shape or form, but familiar and comforting. Thought I may have broken my hand, but it turned out to be a sprain. Thank heaven!

  8. hahaha~ I have to laugh! I was just in the hospital and I can't tell you a thing what it looked like! (Of course I was in an emergency situation and rushed into surgery!) So, thanks for the refreshing perspective!
    Thanks for stopping by my blog!