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carolinemc

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I've been watching a TV series called House lately and what strikes me as the biggest fiction in there is just how much time and effort a whole team of doctors put in to a patient. Dr Houses attitude to the patients however seems about spot on for most top tier specialists.
He was a regular doctor, not a specialist. But many doctors back then had horrible bedside manners. Truth makes the real ones hurt.
 

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hey @Paleowoman , I was going to add, but as you've seen it will PS here that I have owned displays that I connect to either DVD players or computers. By TV I mean something which receives broadcast TV signals (now of course digital in nature).

Where I live now there is only satellite distribution of digital TV (and I don't have one of those boxes either).
 

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hey @Paleowoman , I was going to add, but as you've seen it will PS here that I have owned displays that I connect to either DVD players or computers. By TV I mean something which receives broadcast TV signals (now of course digital in nature).

Where I live now there is only satellite distribution of digital TV (and I don't have one of those boxes either).
It's all digital TV here too Pellicle, and we don't have one of those boxes either. When I watch a DVD it's on a computer with DVD drive. TV generally seemed to go downhill with the proliferation of channels. When I had AVR the nursing staff made a note of the fact that I never turned on the TV in my room - they thought that had some significance to do with my state of mind post surgery :rolleyes:

I have to confess I do watch Rugby Union live on our computer when it's the Six Nations or World Cup...so that's the nearest to real TV I get !
 

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This thread is making me wonder why my cardiologist didn't schedule me for a 1 yr post op echo. My first time seeing him he said he'd like one done this year for a baseline. I had to see him a few times to try & figure the reason for some dizziness episodes (passed out from one severe episode :oops:) and he changed his mind to not have me back for an echo until 2023. Maybe he was confident I'm doing well but 1 yr (which would be Sept) seems like common practice.
 

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I've been watching a TV series called House lately and what strikes me as the biggest fiction in there is just how much time and effort a whole team of doctors put in to a patient. Dr Houses attitude to the patients however seems about spot on for most top tier specialists.

I've never seen House but like what I've seen of the work by Greg Yaitanes, who has worn many hats in TV etc over the years as director/producer/showrunner/etc.

He directed a bunch of House episodes and was the showrunner for the Cinemax series Banshee and Quarry both of which I have seen every episode & can recommend. But they are not for everyone.

He directed a bunch of episodes and served as executive producer of Banshee but directed every episode of Quarry IIRC. Banshee is an intentionally over the top crazy exaggerated ultraviolent and sexy criminal drama that is a lot of fun, based around a criminal who poses as a small town sheriff in current times, lasting 5 seasons b4 coming to a satisfying conclusion.

Quarry is just the opposite of Banshee's bizarre sexy cool, it's a straight-up non-exaggerated more rooted in real life reality drama set in the early 70s about a returning Vietnam war vet who is recruited to join a criminal network of hit men and other things (based on a series of books but only lasted one season sadly - that season can be views as one long movie though which tells a great story that cycles back in a way, I am disappointed they did not continue the main character's adventure though).

If you liked what Yaitanes did in House you might want to check out Banshee or Quarry, I love 'em both, but YMMV (your mileage may vary).
 

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This thread is making me wonder why my cardiologist didn't schedule me for a 1 yr post op echo. My first time seeing him he said he'd like one done this year for a baseline. I had to see him a few times to try & figure the reason for some dizziness episodes (passed out from one severe episode :oops:) and he changed his mind to not have me back for an echo until 2023. Maybe he was confident I'm doing well but 1 yr (which would be Sept) seems like common practice.
"Common practice" changed a year or two ago per my cardiologist. If it's an echo just to "see" and not prompted by the need to investigate an issue, echo frequency for mechanical valves with no problems has dropped and may not really be needed. In the US, insurance companies also have a say in when and how often.
 

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