Author Archives: Mottsapplesauce

Have a true love/hate relationship with today’s healthcare system, specifically with medical supplies. My goal has always been to make a positive difference in someone’s life & possibly make an beneficial impact in the US healthcare system.

Dog Walking

A little over 3 years ago my husband and I had acquired a 4-month old Yellow Lab named Zoe.   A friend and co-worker offered her up with no price tag and no catches attached after his wife had brought her home, which would’ve made Zoe their 3rd pet in the house, and their financial situation […]

Cheating Death

Over the past few weeks I’ve had lots of time to reflect about some serious events that have taken place over the course of my 39 years, and it has reminded me of the fact that I am very lucky to be alive.  As an infant in the early 70’s, I contracted a severe case of chicken pox . At my worst, I […]

The Seven Elements

I have been meaning to write about this for some time. In fact, this was one of the reasons I wanted to create this blog. I don’t think I’ve ever met any clinician who’s actually enjoyed fullfilling their documentation requirements for whatever medical matters pertain to their patients.  And for those of you reading this who […]

A Tribute

Any readers out there who’ve read the last few posts regarding my husband and may be wondering about his status, he has passed,  just two days after Christmas.  The week of Christmas and the week after that was the worst time of our entire life together.  Long story short, he suffered a cerebral hemorrhage due to autonomic dysreflexia, which led […]

Hemoccult Handshake

How YOU doin’? Just an update on DH, he was taken care of very well in the ED this past Saturday. Given that he had to spend the night there, the staff made sure he had an appropriate bed to sleep in. This was the first time since we’ve been married that I haven’t had to […]

I’ve Been Memed…..

1. Hot chocolate or egg nog? Hard to choose. I like them both a lot, but I think I’d prefer egg nog, with the rum. 2. Does Santa wrap presents or just set them under the tree? Duh– every body knows Mrs. Claus dons her red dominatrix dress & cracks the whip on those little […]

Here We Go Again

Last night, DH had to be taken to the ER (or ED) as he was showing all the common symptoms of dehydration. Just two days earlier, his urologist had surgically implanted a suprapubic catheter.  A quick bio of DH: he’s been a quadriplegic for the last 27 years & has dealt with more bladder infections […]

Your Fax Machine is Not Your VCR

I have to rely heavily on our company’s fax lines, like everyone else in the healthcare industry, to do my job.  Most fax machines, if not all of them, have a time & date stamp feature that you set just like a clock. Two days ago, I received orders from a physician’s office for a […]

Waterlogged

I wanted to insert a You Tube clip but my computer was just ‘rebuilt’  two days ago & I need to recheck all my internet settings first which will take some time since I’m not that savvy with the PC.  So instead I’ll just tell you the tale.  Two years ago: picture a young adult in a power wheelchair […]

Hey! Keep it Clean!

Several days ago a client came into our service department (yes, we actually service much of what we sell) with a small-volume aerosol compressor, aka a nebulizer, which is used primarily to nebulize medication to treat lung diseases like COPD & asthma, as well as many others.  Anyway, the complaint was ‘that it wasn’t working’–no specifics. […]