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Sat Feb 4, 2012, 06:06 PM

Two reactions on Komen reversal [View all]

Two nurses were here yesterday--one comes by twice a week, the other was her supervisor. From hospice, they provide palliative care for my mother, who has Alzheimers and is confined to her bed, unable to speak words anymore.

I'd read of the Komen reversal (thanks, DU!) and when the nurses were readying to leave, I excitedly told them the news.

The regular nurse (Nurse 1) has all kinds of liberal stickers on the bumper of her older Toyota. The other (Nurse 2) drives something newer and costlier and always blocks the driveway and mailbox when she comes. Both are professional and listen to me when I have concerns about my mother's health and comfort.

Nurse 1 smiled at the news and made positive conversation. We agreed that for some women, PP may provide the only doctor they see for some amount of time. "Gotta go where the women are, regardless of politics" I said.

Nurse 2 immediately got a look of anger in her eyes, hurriedly gathered her stuff, and left without another word.

I just can't understand that kind of mindset from someone who ostensibly supports health. I hope the liberal stickers on Nurse 1's car don't get her fired.

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