Monday, February 25, 2008

Things That You THOUGHT Would Suck

So CY from CookEatFRET and I were commenting back and forth about my hospitalization a couple weeks ago. (Thank you, yes I'm doing fine. My follow-up appointment is today at three.) She was an absolute peach. And I was feeling snarky, so I let 'er know that it was just like her visit to New York to catch up with family and old friends and new food.

Only I was catching up on sleep, IV antibiotics, and TBS Sunday afternoon movie marathons. But wait, there was food there too.

And there you have it. Turkey with dressing and gravy, mashed potatoes, green beans, a roll, apple sauce, two peanut butter cookies, juice, milk, coke, and coffee.

And it did not suck.

CY, get that rice pudding out of the keyboard. Chez, tell the kids you'll explain later but everyone's okay. Steph, well, it really didn't suck, ok?

I'm sure it had something to do with the fact that it had been close to 24 hours since I'd last eaten, and having an IV in you for any length of time (I guess, this was my first encounter) makes the thought of comfort food uber-comfortable. But really, kudos to the CAMC General food service folks.

I'm fairly certain they contract it out, most hospitals these days do to increase their AHW calculation for the Medicare AWI reimbursements, but I don't really care if that was there rationale. The folks they have doing their food did a good job. Kudos to them.

The ultra-glowing rave reviews for the ER and 5-South nurses and doctors on that weekend will be sent by e-mail to a friend I have on hospital staff.

1 comment:

michael, claudia and sierra said...

glad you lived to tell the tale...