I just had a HORRIBLE HORRIBLE experience with a doctor. This is the reason most people do NOT go to doctors. It kinda makes me not want to go to a doctor.
Let me give you the whole story so you can assess the situation, get really mad, and provide me with constructive advice. If you don't feel like reading it all, scroll to the bottom and tell me what I should do if I am unsatisfied with the quality of care from a doctor. [more inside]
posted by hal_c_on
on Apr 15, 2008 -
Unique gift ideas for surprise birthday/care package for female friend in the UK for under $50 (not including shipping)? [more inside]
posted by swiffa
on Apr 10, 2008 -
Who do I turn to for help with my fruit trees? Should I go talk to someone at a garden center or do I need some kind of tree expert? Any recommendations for garden centers knowledgeable about fruit trees in the Los Angeles area? [more inside]
posted by Joh
on Apr 9, 2008 -
My Dad, now 70, suffered a massive stroke around 2 and a half years ago. He is quadriplegic and his wakefulness is limited. I need help to improve the quality of his life. Lots more info inside [more inside]
posted by razzman
on Mar 6, 2008 -
How to advocate for and aid a desperately ill, uninsured man in California? [more inside]
posted by Scram
on Jan 3, 2008 -
My girlfriend and I are (probably) soon to be the owners of a 1 year old German Shepard. We know (and love) the dog and the dog knows (and, we're sure) loves us. But we've never been responsible for anything more than a plant before and that plant died. What are some tips other German Shepard owners can impart, in terms of what we can expect and how best to take care of him? [more inside]
posted by Effigy2000
on Jan 3, 2008 -
Books and resources for a single mother who doesn't really fit the stereotype of "mother", and is more about taking care about herself? Any other way I can help her? [more inside]
posted by divabat
on Nov 7, 2007 -
Any specific suggestions for care package ingredients for a friend who has just had gastric bypass surgery? I want to give her a few small things that might give her a lift (and don't want her to know specifically that it is me asking, hence the anon).
I was thinking, for a young hip chick with a great sense of humor - maybe a small itunes gift card, some comic anthologies, a fun tote bag, sugar free candy? This isn't going to be a massive box or anything, I just want to make her smile during her recovery.
posted by anonymous
on Oct 17, 2007 -
I need advice as to what I should do with our pets now that my wife and I are separated. This is a cat/pet lovers kind of question other people probably wouldn't understand. [more inside]
posted by viiviiviivii
on Oct 13, 2007 -
My children go to a day care where the parents rotate responsibilities to show 'appreciation' for their child's care takers. Intent is to do something 'special' to express (however remotely we can demonstrate the scale of appreciation) how much we appreciate our care takers/teachers. These appreciation days rotate on a bi-weekly basis in my infant son's room and I have this Friday. The class has three teachers and their charges are all kiddies age 6-12 months. (continued...)
posted by lostinsupermarket
on Jul 24, 2007 -
My dog found a baby bird. What kind of bird is he and what do I do with him? [more inside]
posted by mphuie
on Jun 27, 2007 -
My mom went to visit my 96 year old grandmother in the nursing home today and found her slumped over in the wheelchair, drooling, clammy and unresponsive. The nursing staff said this had happened before (we were not informed then). They didn't think she had stroke, only possibly that her blood pressure had dropped. However, it was within normal limits when they got her back into bed. She was able to say "no", when asked if she was in pain. The only medication she is on is aricept. Aside from her age, what would cause her to lose conciousness like this?
posted by socrateaser
on Feb 19, 2007 -
i just had a cashmere coat made in china. it's beautiful, and i'd like to keep it that way. can i use scotchgard or something like that on it for preventative care?
posted by andifsohow
on Jan 21, 2007 -
I'm trying to help out a friend /wout health insurance who needs some psych counceling in NYC. I remember hearing about something attached to a college, where it was $25 or $50 an hour. Any info?
posted by andrewyakovlev
on Dec 6, 2006 -
I'm about to upgrade from a 1.0l Citroen Saxo to a 1.8l Mazda MX5 convertable.
As a first time owner of 1. a sports car, and 2. a convertable, what do i need to know in order to get the best out of it and look after it properly in the UK weather? [more inside]
posted by lemonfridge
on Aug 25, 2006 -
With any luck, I'm about to take ownership of my first car. I'm not particularly mechanically minded, what are the basic things I need to do to maintain it? [more inside]
posted by chrissyboy
on Aug 15, 2006 -
Please help a small business owner find an insurance plan that covers maternity and isn't 700 a month. What have you used? [more inside]
posted by BrodieShadeTree
on Aug 15, 2006 -
How can I get a new iPod, or at least a new iPod battery, for free using my still current Apple Care Plan? [more inside]
posted by crapples
on Dec 3, 2005 -
In a small company's health care plan (HMO), if a person has a lot of expensive claims, does it push up the cost of the plan? [more inside]
posted by anonymous
on Nov 2, 2005 -
I have a 2002 Elantra which will not start. I've jumped the battery, it ran for 3 days, and now its refusing to start again, in the same manner as before. I'm trying to remove the battery to have it tested, help! [more inside]
posted by mhuckaba
on Oct 2, 2005 -
My roommate got a goldfish as a prize from some stupid on-campus contest and is keeping it in a bowl and not taking good care of it. I want to help it but I don't have the money to fork out for a tank or anything like that, so what can I do with it?
posted by invitapriore
on Sep 4, 2005 -
Quitting my job and moving 1800 miles to be with my grandmother while she dies...Crazy? Possible? [more inside]
posted by justonegirl
on Aug 29, 2005 -
Medical Professionals and Savvy Patients: what advice can you give for working with Doctors most effectively? If I'm not satisfied, should I look for new doctors, or revise my approach, or both?
posted by weston
on Aug 17, 2005 -
I am trying to make a topical lotion using epigallocatechin gallate (EGCG), an antioxidant extracted from Green Tea. Does anyone have advice or experience doing this? I am especially interested sources for the EGCG and recommended potency. The intention is to make a treatment to help reduce to effects of sun exposure, while there are lotions available with EGCG as an ingredient, I would like to make one using it as the primary ingredient.
posted by worstkidever
on Jun 13, 2005 -
I've had this argument with a friend of mine today on the United states public health services, we both disagree and i turn toward metafiler for an answer. my conception of the way it works it that if you don't have any coverage or work insurance or any way to cover for the bill you don't get treated...final ! his point was that people can allway acces "public" hospital and get treated for free, the truth must be in between our two vision, would anyone care to comment the way it works to our free health cared canadian ass ?
posted by selfsck
on Apr 5, 2005 -
Which is better for a short term (3+/- mos): Hiring a nanny or sending your infant to child care? The child is coming on 15 months, and a second income is imperative. [more inside]
posted by ValveAnnex
on Mar 16, 2005 -
I'm in a profession where I am often speaking loudly *all* day, are there any good remedies for taking care of my throat/voice? I've found lots of tips on the web but am having a hard time distinguishing the worthwhile from the useless.
posted by jeremias
on Feb 10, 2005 -