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Alternative Therapy.

Forums General Melanoma Community Alternative Therapy.

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    jag
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    So there I was sitting in my room at Sloan itching to get out post surgically, somebody comes to the door and asks if I would be interested in "musical therapy"? I looked at Merry, and thought hey why the fuck not?  So in comes a woman with a ton of musical instruments, mild mannered, calm, friendly, yudda yudda, yudda.  She starts into the whole Kumbaya, guitar thing and we roll our eyes and humor her pretending like it is soothing, whatever.  Next thing you know she brings out the "ocean drrum"  Never heard of it before.

    So there I was sitting in my room at Sloan itching to get out post surgically, somebody comes to the door and asks if I would be interested in "musical therapy"? I looked at Merry, and thought hey why the fuck not?  So in comes a woman with a ton of musical instruments, mild mannered, calm, friendly, yudda yudda, yudda.  She starts into the whole Kumbaya, guitar thing and we roll our eyes and humor her pretending like it is soothing, whatever.  Next thing you know she brings out the "ocean drrum"  Never heard of it before.  Basically it is a drum with BBs in it.  Coolest thing, I have ever seen.  There is a clear view to the bottom of the small cylinder, the BBs roll over the surface of the drum, you can watch them as they go.  Not only is it mesmerizing, it actually sounds just like the ocean, or a heavy rain.  If you concentrate on it, you can work on a regular pattern, even that though becomes irregular, just like the real ocean, watching the BBs swirl is like staring at a campfire, definitely great if you need to sit and think.     

    Also comes with a cool drumstick which I use to scare the hell out of Biscuit.

     

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      Bonnie Lea
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      I can see how that sound would be soothing but why terrorize Biscuit?  Poor wee thing…. next time, stare at those lovely HUGE brown eyes.  (the dogs) 

       

      Hope you are feeling mucho better John.  When will you be able to go back to work?  (just me being nosy I guess)

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      Bonnie Lea
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      I can see how that sound would be soothing but why terrorize Biscuit?  Poor wee thing…. next time, stare at those lovely HUGE brown eyes.  (the dogs) 

       

      Hope you are feeling mucho better John.  When will you be able to go back to work?  (just me being nosy I guess)

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      Bonnie Lea
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      that post was from MOI  I clicke the wrong button, and could not figure out how to fix it.  ME NOT ANNONYMUS!

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        jag
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        They asked me if I could come in tomorrow, so I said sure.  (I just wear a baseball hat)

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        jag
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        Funny thing, the vet supposed to cover my shift "called in sick"

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        jag
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        Funny thing, the vet supposed to cover my shift "called in sick"

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        jag
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        They asked me if I could come in tomorrow, so I said sure.  (I just wear a baseball hat)

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      Bonnie Lea
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      that post was from MOI  I clicke the wrong button, and could not figure out how to fix it.  ME NOT ANNONYMUS!

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      Kevin from Atlanta
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      That seems so relaxing. I am ready for my nap now.

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      Kevin from Atlanta
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      That seems so relaxing. I am ready for my nap now.

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      bill58
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      Interesting therapy.  I think one of the hospitals I was in had something like that, but they never came to my room.

      While I was laying in bed pressing the morphine pump, i could have sworn I saw a dog walk down the hall.  What would a dog be doing in the hospital.  When the nurse came in the room I asked her about it and she said they had the dogs come in as therapy.  I asked her to sign me up.  They came by with different dogs over the next few days.  it was kind of nice, since i missed seeing my dog at home.  i only wish the hospital was a little more proactive on informing the patients of these therapies so that people in need can actually sign up for them.

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      bill58
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      Interesting therapy.  I think one of the hospitals I was in had something like that, but they never came to my room.

      While I was laying in bed pressing the morphine pump, i could have sworn I saw a dog walk down the hall.  What would a dog be doing in the hospital.  When the nurse came in the room I asked her about it and she said they had the dogs come in as therapy.  I asked her to sign me up.  They came by with different dogs over the next few days.  it was kind of nice, since i missed seeing my dog at home.  i only wish the hospital was a little more proactive on informing the patients of these therapies so that people in need can actually sign up for them.

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