Let's Chat: Ken Burns film, "The Mayo Clinic, Faith - Hope - Science"

Posted by steeldove @steeldove, Sep 11, 2018

This new Ken Burns film will be on PBS on September 25, 9/8 Central

@materk

As a StudentNurse at St Mary’s in the 1st in the country 5 years Degree Nursing Program , so much of yhistouched my mind and heart. Still do remembering ( at 96) being told at the start that we were there for the Patients,They were NOT there for us . And that the Patient in room 303 was Mrs. Soandso NOT the GallBladder in 303. And with today’s modern technology the fact that we could put charts etc in those tubes and send them off to the Clinic or other parts of St Mary’s is pretty amazing. And then being part of those “rounds” as a Senior or Graduate Nurse and listening to the reports ! So much I had forgotten ( I AM 96) but is so much apart of the person I became.

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@materk
What a lovely post and even more wonderful memories. Thank you for sharing them!

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I also have peripheral Neuropathy in my feet and legs but not much pain . I use a walker to navigate , get a weekly massage on feet and legs,do exercises to maintain muscle tone and take a variety of Shaklee Supplements
When asked how I amI reply “ I’m fine from the knees up”.

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@materk

I also have peripheral Neuropathy in my feet and legs but not much pain . I use a walker to navigate , get a weekly massage on feet and legs,do exercises to maintain muscle tone and take a variety of Shaklee Supplements
When asked how I amI reply “ I’m fine from the knees up”.

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@materk

What a delightful person you are!

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Thank you! I have started an occasional “ Post” on Facebook you might be interested in checking out. “ Life at 96 and Beyond”

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@materk

Thank you! I have started an occasional “ Post” on Facebook you might be interested in checking out. “ Life at 96 and Beyond”

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The first 95 years? Lol

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@hinhan

The first 95 years? Lol

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I'll check that out, @materk

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Thank you for posting this..

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@materk

Thank you! I have started an occasional “ Post” on Facebook you might be interested in checking out. “ Life at 96 and Beyond”

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I should not have deleted my Facebook account in 2016. Rats. Wish I had one, but no friends or family on there..

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@bumblebee1

This show is the whole reason I that I went online and connected with all you nice people…hoping by connecting I can find answers for my husbands issues.

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Welcome @bumblebee1. What a great entry way into the community at Mayo Clinic Connect. I'm so glad the Ken Burns documentary CONNECTed us. 🙂 I look forward to getting to know you. Are you currently or have you been a patient at Mayo Clinic?

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@hopeful33250

I'll check that out, @materk

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No. 96 and Beyond

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@eliana5

I should not have deleted my Facebook account in 2016. Rats. Wish I had one, but no friends or family on there..

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@eliana5
Can you reactivate it or rejoin?
Even if not connected to family or friends, it can be handy to have. Just be careful; select your security settings wisely/carefully. I recently began my venture into the FB world, and I made an appointment at my local library to get one-on-one help from the tech dept.

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@rosemarya

@jenniferhunter
I wish I could double like your comment on the documentary! You have put into words the thoughts that I have been trying to say.

My husband and I both watched the film and were personally touched by the beauty of the scenes and history that unfolded before our eyes. We both had tears in our eyes, as we recognized familiar places where we have spent many long hours.
The compassion and caring that was instilled by the cooperation of the nuns and the Mayos in still a very evident today. Mayo will always be a special place in our lives.

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Thanks, Rosemary. There is a lot more about how I feel about Mayo that words cannot express. When I came to Mayo, I was loosing the ability to control my arms because of a spine problem and this stopped me from what I love to do the most which is to paint because I am a fine artist. I had been refused help five times by local surgeons who couldn't connect my symptoms to the imaging. My journey was also one of overcoming my greatest fear in order to have surgery and this was life changing for me in many ways. Expressing myself in my artwork is a gift that was returned to me by my Mayo surgeon which left me with an intense desire to express my gratitude to him, and I said that in watercolor. You can look me up on facebook and see the progression of the portrait I created of my Mayo surgeon as a gift to him, and the unveiling with him at my last followup at Mayo. I don't think I can post it here due to policies unless someone gives me permission. As an artist, when I walked into Mayo, I felt very connected by their art collection and it didn't feel like a medical center. There is a purpose in this because experiencing art helps people heal better and reduces stress. While we're all waiting for appointments, the artwork everywhere and the pianos that people play gives us a space to enter. I used my own art work at Mayo too. I brought a painting of mine and hung it on the wall while I had some painful nerve testing, and another painting of mine was with me right up until they took me for surgery, and then it was with me in my room at St. Mary's. I gave my mind a place to escape instead of thinking about surgery. When I saw my surgeon before the procedure, I was calm and I thanked him for helping me.

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@materk

As a StudentNurse at St Mary’s in the 1st in the country 5 years Degree Nursing Program , so much of yhistouched my mind and heart. Still do remembering ( at 96) being told at the start that we were there for the Patients,They were NOT there for us . And that the Patient in room 303 was Mrs. Soandso NOT the GallBladder in 303. And with today’s modern technology the fact that we could put charts etc in those tubes and send them off to the Clinic or other parts of St Mary’s is pretty amazing. And then being part of those “rounds” as a Senior or Graduate Nurse and listening to the reports ! So much I had forgotten ( I AM 96) but is so much apart of the person I became.

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@materk – I am honored to meet you. I offer a virtual hug in appreciation for years of dedication that you have given, and that you continue to provide. It is amazing that now we can now connect virtually over many miles.
One of the very first things I experienced when I arrived at Mayo Rochester, was that I was addressed by my name, always. And the provider, always introduced himself/herself to me. This made me feel like I was someone who mattered.

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@rosemarya

@eliana5
Can you reactivate it or rejoin?
Even if not connected to family or friends, it can be handy to have. Just be careful; select your security settings wisely/carefully. I recently began my venture into the FB world, and I made an appointment at my local library to get one-on-one help from the tech dept.

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Probably not. I deleted it because I have a tendency to have men "friend me" then they will message me. I then have a tendency to start a friendly conversation with them. Unfortunately, I then start to develop a bond with them and romantic feelings. The last man I met on there, we skyped every day. I stupidly fell in love. This has happened a few times, and my heart gets broken..so I am done with social media. My fault for even getting involved with men on there.

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@materk

As a StudentNurse at St Mary’s in the 1st in the country 5 years Degree Nursing Program , so much of yhistouched my mind and heart. Still do remembering ( at 96) being told at the start that we were there for the Patients,They were NOT there for us . And that the Patient in room 303 was Mrs. Soandso NOT the GallBladder in 303. And with today’s modern technology the fact that we could put charts etc in those tubes and send them off to the Clinic or other parts of St Mary’s is pretty amazing. And then being part of those “rounds” as a Senior or Graduate Nurse and listening to the reports ! So much I had forgotten ( I AM 96) but is so much apart of the person I became.

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Thank you so much for joining the conversation. You must have seen a lot of important history at Mayo, and I'm in awe of all of it. You're part of what made Mayo the best in the world and paved the way to the future for patients like me. Thank you for your service in medicine. If you have any photos from your work at Mayo, I would love to see them. God bless!

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