doctors – Maria Deira http://www.mariadeira.com writing, writing, lupus fighting Thu, 13 Apr 2017 17:08:17 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=4.7.6 42086538 This [Past] Week’s Five Things http://www.mariadeira.com/2013/07/five-things-im-enjoying/ http://www.mariadeira.com/2013/07/five-things-im-enjoying/#comments Sun, 14 Jul 2013 03:13:03 +0000 http://www.mariadeira.com/?p=1486 Read more

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So. This is a week late. Five things I like, which I meant to share last week. Here ya go!

1. This bit on The Secret by Dave Chappelle. Every person with depression or another chronic illness agrees.

2. Last weekend, I had the great luck to play Game & Wario. I haven’t laughed so hard in a while. If you haven’t played any Wario Ware games before, it’s a series of Nintendo games in which Wario has taken over. His minions create a variety of mini-games, which you can play individually or with multiple players. The games, the art work, the pace, and music are crazy, fast-paced, and so much fun. It’s too bad game reviewers like to hate on Nintendo and can’t decide if this like this game or not. Just admit it! It’s fun! And fun is good!

Here's one of the minigames, Shutter. Different scenarios, five different characters you need to find and take a photo of in 3 minutes.

Here’s one of the minigames, Shutter. Different scenarios, five different characters you need to find and take a photo of in 3 minutes.

3. Doctors who help. I have some really great doctors. I’d be dead without them!

4. Mild temperatures. Not too hot, not too cold. I can wear a lightweight cardigan or blazer, no socks, while walking around feeling cool and comfortable. Huh. I think I just described Sonny Crockett.

5. Star Trek Voyager. B’elanna Torres! Be my friend! Haha.

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Dorothy Zbornak: Vulnerable Bad Ass Fibromite http://www.mariadeira.com/2013/02/dorothy-zbornak-vulnerable-bad-ass-fibromite/ Fri, 22 Feb 2013 08:51:51 +0000 http://www.mariadeira.com/?p=1050 Read more

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It’s strange how the Golden Girls helps me get through tough times with its humor and honesty. I especially appreciate Dorothy — her sarcasm, values, and height. What a great character! I felt like telling a certain doctor this today:

I don’t know where you doctors lose your humanity, but you lose it. You know, if all of you at the beginning of your careers could get very sick and very scared for a while, you’d probably learn more from that than from anything else. You better start listening to your patients. They need to be heard. They need caring. They need compassion. They need attending to. You know, someday, Doctor Budd, you’re going to be on the other side of the table — and, as angry as I am and as angry as I always will be, I still wish you a better doctor than you were to me.

-Dorothy Zbornak, Golden Girls Episode “Sick and Tired Part 2”

Amen, Zbornak!

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