I agree about the hideous, but I don't know about the cheap. It certainly looks better than any hospital ward I've been to in Israel, except maybe maternity at some medical centers (there's financial incentive for them to make everything nice for expectant and new parents).
"Nature is a damp, inconvenient sort of place where birds and animals wander about uncooked."
from Speedy Death
I am sure it could be arranged.
I want this pet too, how can I apply if I m not a russian millonaire?
Here's a pic of the rooms they advertise:
It does have a Russian flavor, no?
I don't know what the public hospitals in Israel look like, but here's a pic of the standard rooms at the public hospital in OK.
The bedspread pictured isn't standard (thankfully). The patient must have brought it in. (I believe all patient rooms are private).
Here's a pic of the outside of the public hospital:
I think if I were well enough after surgery and treatment to snark about the decor, I'd be happy, because it must mean I don't need painkillers anymore.
"This, after all, is opera, opera in New York, not some dainty pastime like professional hockey..." -- Chip Brown, NYT Magazine 24 Mar 13
From Russian TV news
I don't have any medical knowledge. Is it ok to walk and sit in the bed on the day after surgery?http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UXGH7...ature=youtu.be
TV girl: The famous Russian figure skater Evgeni Plushenko who had to withdraw from the European Championship in Zagreb, was operated in the clinic in Israel.
Our correspondent could meet him a few hours after the surgery. Evgeni said that before and during EC he was in pain, didn' feel his legs and couldn't properly train.
Plu: Now I am feeling like after the operation. Of course I feel some pain but in general I feel good. My attempt to skate at Euro was a risk.
But I have always been a risky athlete who is going to his goal no matter how much it takes.
TV girl: Now Plu and his team are thinking about Sochi, if he can compete there at the proper level.
Doctor: I think with what spine I saw it's difficult to live, not to skate only. I think he is a person of a real will if he could skate with such pain.
He had a severe distruction of his disk, but not the disk only. His intervertebral joints, connecting cords were all in awful conditions.
TV girl: Usually people after such an operation can barely leave the bed. But Evgeni started walking.
Plu (smiling happily): You see, they operated me yesterday, but today I can walk a little.
TV girl: The detailed report from Israel' clinic see tomorrow in our News progs.
In many instances they do want a patient to walk and sit up as soon as they are able after surgeries, Glacier cat. It is important to get the blood flowing through the lower extremities and also for gastrointestinal and urinary functions as well.
My Life Would Suck Without FS-You
Plushenko is my favorite skater and I dearly hope that he recovers 100%. His determination overcoming what must have been great pain is awesome. For selfish reasons I would love to see him skate next season but if it means compromising his physical integrity then I'll resign myself and start looking for another charismatic substitute. But so far, nobody inspires me as a replacement!
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I came home to my parents today due to my flu and they told me they've seen an interview with Plush on Russian tv and that even his doctors said they cannot imagine how he could even WALK with these injuries.
So anyway...if he even manages to step on the ice in Sochi he's my hero.
However, it sounds like AFAHC this is only a little bump in the road to Sochi.
If he doesn't listen to medical advice this time, I have a very bad feeling we'll be seeing Evgeni in a wheelchair in about ten years time just due to what he's done to his body. I *really* hope I'm dead wrong about that, as he has little ones who need their Dad to be able to play w/them and run w/them, but I just have a really bad feeling about this.