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Waiting Is Good

Finding the person you need to be sorry for in the ER

Waiting Is Good thanks to Lorraine Ovenall

Emergency Room Rex has a message for you

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I told you I was sick. - B.P. Roberts

No doctor is better than three. - German Proverb

Boredom is a sickness of the soul. - Unknown

One doctor makes work for another. - English Proverb

Time is generally the best doctor. - Ovid

God heals, and the doctor takes the fees. - Benjamin Franklin

Personally, I'm waiting for caller IQ. - Sandra Bernhard

The best doctor gives the least medicines. - Benjamin Franklin

Happiness is good health and a bad memory. - Ingrid Bergman

When I was a boy the Dead Sea was only sick. - George Burns

I'm confused, oh wait, maybe I'm not. - Unknown

Care shouldn't start in the emergency room. - James Douglas

I want my food dead. Not sick, not dying - dead. - Oscar Wilde

Don't wait. The time will never be just right. - Napoleon Hill

Never go to a doctor whose office plants have died. - Erma Bombeck

Health insurance should be a given for every citizen. - Jesse Ventura

Men count up the faults of those who keep them waiting. - French Proverb

The hardest part of growing up is learning how to wait. - Leo Rosten

A hospital bed is a parked taxi with the meter running. - Groucho Marx

You can't wait to buy a parachute when you need one. - Unknown

Restore a man to his health, his purse lies open to thee. - Robert Burton

Somewhere there is something incredible waiting to be known. - Carl Sagan

If you ignore your health for long enough, it'll go away. - Unknown

A doctor whose breath smells has no right to medical opinion. - Martin H. Fischer

If you are not too long, I will wait here for you all my life. - Oscar Wilde

Energy is liberated matter; matter is energy waiting to happen. - Bill Bryson

Be careful about reading health books. You may die of a misprint. - Mark Twain

Growth for the sake of growth is the ideology of the cancer cell. - Edward Abbey

My doctor gave me two weeks to live. I hope they're in August. - Ronnie Shakes

There is no curing a sick man who believes himself to be in health. - Henri Amiel

The patient is not likely to recover who makes the doctor his heir. - Thomas Fuller

NyQuil on the rocks, for when you're feeling sick but sociable. - Mitch Hedberg

Do not wait to strike till the iron is hot; but make it hot by striking. - William B. Sprague

Nobody likes insurance companies, especially health insurance companies. - P.J. O'Rourke

I don't wait for the calendar to figure out when I should live life. - Gene Simmons

Amateurs wait for inspiration. The rest of us just get up and go to work. - Chuck Close

News events are like Texas weather. If you don't like it, wait a minute. - Jessica Savitch

People wait all week for Friday, all year for summer, all life for happiness. - Raimonda

A hospital should also have a recovery room adjoining the cashier's office. - Francis O'Walsh

If you are too smart to pay the doctor, you had better be too smart to get ill. - African Proverb

There is nothing so strong or safe in an emergency of life as the simple truth. - Charles Dickens

The only time to eat diet food is while you're waiting for the steak to cook. - Julia Child

Health care's not about insurance! Health care's about getting treatment. - P.J. O'Rourke

A man's health can be judged by which he takes two at a time - pills or stairs. - Joan Welsh

The art of medicine consists in amusing the patient while nature cures the disease. - Voltaire

Poisons and medicine are oftentimes the same substance given with different intents. - Peter Mere Latham

First the Doctor told me the good news: I was going to have a disease named after me. - Steve Martin

The only medicine for suffering, crime, and all the other woes of mankind, is wisdom. - Thomas Huxley

But we have to pass the [health care] bill so that you can find out what's in it. - Nancy Pelosi

The universe is full of magical things patiently waiting for our wits to grow sharper. - Bertrand Russell

The tragedy of life is not that it ends so soon, but that we wait so long to begin it. - W.M. Lewis

The latest thing in psychiatry is group therapy. Instead of couches, they use bunk beds. - Henny Youngman

Our marriage vows: till death do us part, for better for worse, in secrets and in health. - Archie Bunker

Show me a Jewish boy who doesn't go to medical school and I'll show you a lawyer. - Milton Berle

Older people shouldn't eat health food, they need all the preservatives they can get. - Robert Orben

Having insurance doesn't guarantee good health outcomes, but it is a critical factor. - Irwin Redlener

The most potent and sacred command which can be laid upon any artist is the command: wait. - Iris Murdoch

If you think your teacher is tough, wait until you get a boss. He doesn't have tenure. - Bill Gates

I'm not feeling very well - I need a doctor immediately. Ring the nearest golf course. - Groucho Marx

Physiology is the stepchild of medicine. That is why Cinderella often turns out the queen. - Martin H. Fischer

Don't wait for extraordinary opportunities. Seize common occasions and make them great. - Orison Swett Marden

Coaching doesn't make sick people well - it helps healthy people become extra-ordinary. - Thomas Leonard

While waiting for a Moses to lead us into the promised land, we have forgotten how to walk. - Wendell Johnson

I had some eyeglasses. I was walking down the street when suddenly the prescription ran out. - Steven Wright

My own prescription for health is less paperwork and more running barefoot through the grass. - Leslie Grimutter

We don't come to Canada for our health. We can think of other ways of enjoying ourselves. - Prince Philip

If you think health care is expensive now, wait until you see what it costs when it's free. - P.J. O'Rourke

How wonderful it is that nobody need wait a single moment before starting to improve the world. - Anne Frank

The world is more malleable than you think and it's waiting for you to hammer it into shape. - Bono

I wondher why ye can always read a doctor's bill an' ye niver can read his purscription. - Finley Peter Dunne

German is the most extravagantly ugly language - it sounds like someone using a sick bag on a 747. - Willy Rushton

I figure if I have my health, can pay the rent and I have my friends, I call it "content." - Lauren Bacall

Get well cards have become so humorous that if you don't get sick you're missing half the fun. - Flip Wilson

Psychiatry is the art of teaching people how to stand on their own two feet while reclining on couches. - Sigmund Freud

The Christian's Bible is a drug store. Its contents remain the same, but the medical practice changes. - Mark Twain

The road to medical knowledge is through the pathological museum and not through an apothecary's shop. - William Withey Gull

The doctor sees all the weakness of mankind, the lawyer all the wickedness, the theologian all the stupidity. - Arthur Schopenhauer

In the sick room, ten cents' worth of human understanding equals ten dollars' worth of medical science. - Martin H. Fischer

I told my doctor I get very tired when I go on a diet, so he gave me pep pills. Know what happened? I ate faster. - Joe E. Lewis

With some diseases, like type 2 diabetes, if people get alerted early, they can take steps to avert getting sick. - Elizabeth Holmes

Don't wait around for other people to be happy for you. Any happiness you get you've got to make yourself. - Alice Walker

Following his doctor's orders, Nikita (Khrushchev) has cut his drinking in half. He's leaving out the water. - Bob Hope

The public needs to know - they need to know as much about atrial fibrillation as they do about cancer and diabetes. - Barry Manilow

Sea spaghetti looks like dark fettuccine and has a similar texture - you can get it in health food stores or online. - Yotam Ottolenghi

There is no medicine like hope, no incentive so great, and no tonic so powerful as expectation of something tomorrow. - O.S. Marden

My doctor recently told me that jogging could add years to my life. I think he was right. I feel ten years older already. - Milton Berle

I have Dementia
My responses may be slow.
Take your time and wait for me,
It means more than you can know! - Unknown

The public blabbers about preventive medicine, but will neither appreciate nor pay for it. You get paid for what you cure. - Martin H. Fischer

A doctor who cannot take a good history and a patient who cannot give one are in danger of giving and receiving bad treatment. - Unknown

Only one rule in medical ethics need concern you: that action on your part which best conserves the interest of your patient. - Martin H. Fischer

Most people stand on the dock of life waiting for their ship to come in when deep down inside they know it has never left port. - Zig Ziglar

A doctor must work eighteen hours a day and seven days a week. If you cannot console yourself to this, get out of the profession. - Martin H. Fischer

With such riches as I have in life, you're always nervous. Being Irish, you're waiting for something to knock it sideways. - Pierce Brosnan

Some national parks have long waiting lists for camping reservations. When you have to wait a year to sleep next to a tree, something is wrong. - George Carlin

If I could store lightnings in jars, I'd sell them to sick fireflies to light their way. Only they have nothing to pay for it with but life. - Will Advise

I'm going to make people happy. I'm going to make them forget about their cancer. I'm going to make them forget about their diabetes. - Dick Dale

When you are called to a sick man, be sure you know what the matter is — if you do not know, nature can do a great deal better than you can guess. - Nicholas de Belleville

And God said, 'Let there be light' and there was light, but the Electricity Board said He would have to wait until Thursday to be connected. - Spike Milligan

To wait for someone else, or to expect someone else to make my life richer, or fuller, or more satisfying, puts me in a constant state of suspension. - Kathleen Tierney Andrus

One of the first duties of the physician is to educate the masses not to take medicine... Soap and water and common sense are the best disinfectants. - William Osler


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