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Dec 18, 2018 · Can you tell me about the luxurious "suites" that Mayo has? in Visiting Mayo Clinic

A relative of mine used it once. They are not covered by insurance, right? And they cost around $700-a-night? I think patients might be interested in knowing about these. I remember that the suite had a chef who walked over to my relative’s bed and discussed what food he would like to have. He was even wearing a chef’s hat!

Dec 18, 2018 · Is there a way to get online when we're in a Mayo hospital bed? in Visiting Mayo Clinic

I don't remember exactly. I just assumed that hospital walls are so thick that cell phone service can't get through them. I don't think I looked for WiFi network options. I just would dial my phone, but I couldn't call out or receive calls. I didn't know about this "connect" feature on the MayoClinic website, and I just assumed at the time that all patients were having this problem. Would there be a way to put up a small sign in each patient's room, telling them the steps they need to use to get online on their cell phone and online on their computer? Patients won't be able to access the instructions on how to get hospital internet access on their computer, because they won't have been able to log on to see them. Thanks.

Oct 25, 2018 · Is there a way to get online when we're in a Mayo hospital bed? in Visiting Mayo Clinic

I spent 15 days in Methodist Hospital, and I don’t recall ever being able to get my cell phone online. In the meantime, there was an entire computer system for the nurses and doctors, right beside my bed that I assume I was not allowed to use, so I never even tried. Does Mayo block internet access in Methodist Hospital for security reasons? That was my only complaint about my hospital stay. Everything else was great. Including the food!! The food did not seem to be the same as what is served in the regular cafeteria. Although that food is good, the food I got in my room at Mayo was even better.

Oct 25, 2018 · Tips on minimising withdrawal symptoms from Effexor (aka Venlafaxine) in Depression & Anxiety

Have you told the doctor who prescribes it for you, how bad the withdrawal symptoms are?

Oct 25, 2018 · Tips on minimising withdrawal symptoms from Effexor (aka Venlafaxine) in Depression & Anxiety

I think that Serotonin is still a mystery in the medical community. The problem is that you can't look inside someone's brain while they're alive and see everything that's going on in their bloodstream. 🙂 . I've been on every medication you can think of for Obssessive-Compulsive Disorder, Depression, and Anxiety, and it can literally take a lifetime to find the exact combination of the right medications in the right dosages to really feel perfect. And then, as you age, you can develop new psychiatric conditions that young people rarely have.

Oct 25, 2018 · Let's Chat: Ken Burns film, "The Mayo Clinic, Faith - Hope - Science" in Just Want to Talk

I watched part of it, and it was exciting if you're a Mayo employee or patient. But was Burns paid by Mayo to do the documentary? While we're on that, did anyone watch the program (I missed it. Not that i would have watched it anyway) about some relatives helping a young woman supposedly "escape" from Mayo? Had the woman been in the hospital for 2 months? I would be interested in knowing if her insurance was going to pay for her stay. What do you think it costs to stay in the hospital for 2 months?

Oct 25, 2018 · Autism & the difficulty of getting & doing a job in Mental Health

Yes, I had the exact same problem. One of the side effects of autism can be depression. That can certainly make it hard to be "up" and happy 24 hours-a-day. Thankfully, eventually I was diagnosed with Severe Depression, and put on medications for it. They have helped me a lot! Being a man with autism is probably even more difficult than women have it, because in our culture men are supposed to "suck it up" or "laugh it off" when they're depressed. 🙂 You may notice that in the past year, several professional basketball players in America have published articles in "The Players' Tribune," in which they reveal that they have had severe depression, despite their fame, adulation, and riches, and I think it really got the attention of the American sporting public.

Oct 25, 2018 · Autism & the difficulty of getting & doing a job in Mental Health

Thanks for responding. Can I ask, what was a job you applied for that you think was a good fit, looking back? Also, was it a Mayo psychiatrist who diagnosed you? If I knew what I know now, I probably would have spent most of my life staying home, watching TV. I'm not kidding. So it's a good thing that I didn't know what I know now. 🙂