Lou Reed, death debate

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Re: Lou Reed, death debate

Postby julymorning » Sat Nov 02, 2013 10:13 pm

Elessar wrote:
WeeMann wrote:I've split some of the recent crap from this thread - if you want to carry on the sniping at each other it's at viewtopic.php?f=22&t=5427 although it would be preferable if you kept it to PMs.


Part of me wants to try to get a thread split from a split thread split even further; the other part of me simply cannot muster up the energy to care.

Back to the Lou Reed death debate. Did we reach a verdict? He's definitely dead, right?


For now. :lol:
.It is my uppermost hope that even histories' genius's lost their minds as they aged. I'd hate to think that I really am an idiot. sjm
 
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Re: Lou Reed, death debate

Postby Elessar » Sat Nov 02, 2013 11:57 pm

On a serious note, this is how I've been feeling about the whole death thing for the last few days.
This song makes me cry:
 
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Re: Lou Reed, death debate

Postby fairydandy » Sun Nov 03, 2013 12:09 am

Elessar wrote:On a serious note, this is how I've been feeling about the whole death thing for the last few days.
This song makes me cry:


Dude... :(
 
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Re: Lou Reed, death debate

Postby julymorning » Sun Nov 03, 2013 12:14 am

Don't kid yourself
And don't fool yourself
This love's too good last
And I'm too old to dream, yeah

Don't grow up too fast
And don't embrace the past
This life's too good to last
And I'm too young to care

Don't kid yourself
And don't fool yourself
This life could be the last
And we're too young to see


The tune is more wrenching than the lyrics.

Are highly educated people normally so fatalistic?
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Re: Lou Reed, death debate

Postby Elessar » Sun Nov 03, 2013 12:30 am

It's a rare moment for us atheists, rather than feeling smug that we know better than the crazy religious nutters, to reflect on the fact that once we die - fuck - that's it. 23 years potentially. Maybe more, maybe less. Then nothing. It can be an inspiration to go out there and enjoy the world, or can be depressing because this requires money, and earning money costs time, the very commodity in short supply.
 
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Re: Lou Reed, death debate

Postby fairydandy » Sun Nov 03, 2013 12:40 am

Elessar wrote:It's a rare moment for us atheists, rather than feeling smug that we know better than the crazy religious nutters, to reflect on the fact that once we die - fuck - that's it. 23 years potentially. Maybe more, maybe less. Then nothing. It can be an inspiration to go out there and enjoy the world, or can be depressing because this requires money, and earning money costs time, the very commodity in short supply.


I feel so, so, soooo happy that I have lived. Alive for 3 score and ten (if we are lucky) and dead for an eternity afterwards...but we made it, this is our slot. :?
 
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Re: Lou Reed, death debate

Postby Loretta » Fri Nov 08, 2013 1:15 am

Elessar wrote: As a rule of thumb, unless I'm talking to JLP about my favourite colour of cannula (totes pink, by the way), it's reasonable to assume that I'm posting on a personal basis, not a professional one.

Fuck, you really are the next Harold Shipman.

It's green. Always green.

Unless you're cannulating a cat. In which case it's probably brown.
 
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Re: Lou Reed, death debate

Postby JLP » Fri Nov 08, 2013 4:04 am

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Elessar wrote: As a rule of thumb, unless I'm talking to JLP about my favourite colour of cannula (totes pink, by the way), it's reasonable to assume that I'm posting on a personal basis, not a professional one.

Fuck, you really are the next Harold Shipman.

It's green. Always green.

Unless you're cannulating a cat. In which case it's probably brown.


a medical student put a green cannula in my hand a few months back when I had a scare at work. I'll get the twat back soon.
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Re: Lou Reed, death debate

Postby Innuendoes » Fri Nov 08, 2013 4:08 am

Loretta wrote:
Elessar wrote: As a rule of thumb, unless I'm talking to JLP about my favourite colour of cannula (totes pink, by the way), it's reasonable to assume that I'm posting on a personal basis, not a professional one.

Fuck, you really are the next Harold Shipman.

It's green. Always green.

Unless you're cannulating a cat. In which case it's probably brown.

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Re: Lou Reed, death debate

Postby Elessar » Fri Nov 08, 2013 7:10 am

What's a green?! Surely it's yellow, blue, pink, grey, brown ? To be fair, most of the time for my guys blue will suffice (abx, sometimes fluids), but I prefer pinks as they're more likely to stay in and will be more useful if the shit hits the fan, which is rare as many of mine are (sensibly) DNAR.

I can understand wanting two greys/browns in each arm in A&E or surgery though.

NB I of course go by gauge size as I'm colour blind!
 
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Re: Lou Reed, death debate

Postby Elessar » Fri Nov 08, 2013 7:17 am

JLP wrote:
Loretta wrote:
Elessar wrote: As a rule of thumb, unless I'm talking to JLP about my favourite colour of cannula (totes pink, by the way), it's reasonable to assume that I'm posting on a personal basis, not a professional one.

Fuck, you really are the next Harold Shipman.

It's green. Always green.

Unless you're cannulating a cat. In which case it's probably brown.


a medical student put a green cannula in my hand a few months back when I had a scare at work. I'll get the twat back soon.


I put one in my own arm the other day, partly to see how much it hurt (a recent victim had been complaining), and secondly to see if I could do it one-handed. The answers were not much, and yes, it that order, although even 3 days later the site is ever so slightly tender. The actually cannulation hardly hurt at all though.
 
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Re: Lou Reed, death debate

Postby JLP » Fri Nov 08, 2013 2:30 pm

Elessar wrote:What's a green?! Surely it's yellow, blue, pink, grey, brown ? To be fair, most of the time for my guys blue will suffice (abx, sometimes fluids), but I prefer pinks as they're more likely to stay in and will be more useful if the shit hits the fan, which is rare as many of mine are (sensibly) DNAR.

I can understand wanting two greys/browns in each arm in A&E or surgery though.

NB I of course go by gauge size as I'm colour blind!


we have green ones which are sized between pink and grey.
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Re: Lou Reed, death debate

Postby Elessar » Fri Nov 08, 2013 3:09 pm

JLP wrote:
Elessar wrote:What's a green?! Surely it's yellow, blue, pink, grey, brown ? To be fair, most of the time for my guys blue will suffice (abx, sometimes fluids), but I prefer pinks as they're more likely to stay in and will be more useful if the shit hits the fan, which is rare as many of mine are (sensibly) DNAR.

I can understand wanting two greys/browns in each arm in A&E or surgery though.

NB I of course go by gauge size as I'm colour blind!


we have green ones which are sized between pink and grey.


I'll make it my mission to hunt one down next week. They're probably hidden under ultra security with nurse-only access along with other lethal items such as saline flushes and sterile water.

And of course doctors can't be trusted with an ABG machine code - I reckon it's a ploy by nurses to get chocolate on their birthdays as they all use their date of birth as their code.
 
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Re: Lou Reed, death debate

Postby JLP » Fri Nov 08, 2013 3:15 pm

Are you working nights yet? If so, do you have a nurse led hospital at night service?
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Re: Lou Reed, death debate

Postby Elessar » Fri Nov 08, 2013 3:24 pm

JLP wrote:Are you working nights yet? If so, do you have a nurse led hospital at night service?


I've done 12-12 but no proper nights yet - got a week of them ending on Christmas Eve. That'll be ward cover - I think there's a clinical coordinator who floats around at night, and sometimes ANPs do initial clerking on admissions, but other than that the reg is pretty much running the show as far as I'm aware.
 
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