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your friend

Posted By: BTDT on 2008-07-14
In Reply to: I am sorry to hear what happened - to your coworker

Gosh, been there, done that, religious beliefs has nothing to do with it, went to one of these hospitals to "heal" and give them my all in terms of experience, etc., willing to take less for the comfort of being in a peaceful place. This was nothing near what I expected; in fact, the worst experience of my life. One of the "supers" was nutty as a fruitcake, slammed doors in people's faces, made people cry, etc., but no one did anything for a whole year about her after I left in tears. The suits rule, but put your complaint in the "Bishop's" hands and see if he has what it takes to walk his talk. I can relate, it was the worst 6 months of my life but somehow evil will not prevail if you have the guts to go forward with what you know she went through, even anonymously, if you have to, then let the chips fall where they may. Hopefully, in God's hands, not yours. So sorry for your friend, I know what she went through. Thanks for sharing and God bless you for caring

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Woman's best friend .....
information for your friend.

This may sound crazy, but people swear by it and my doctor even recommened it.  He said, I don't know how it works, but I have a lot of patients that tell me it does.

Take a fragrant bar of soap (like Irish spring) and put it in the bottom of your sheets before you go to bed to avoid leg cramps.  Amazing how well this works.  Go search on Google and you'll find tons of other people who swear by this.

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and talked about them after they left.  Requirement for working there:  You had to be very thin and attractive.  She was shocked that they made fun of the people who came there for help.

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