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A Stay on the Duluth Waterfront Part Two

February 3, 2018

You may want to read my first post on this subject "A Stay on the Duluth Waterfront (Almost).

I am sitting in a room at St Mary's/Essentia again.

I had a six-day break while I was at Ecumen rehab and a less than full day at home.

This visit will tone down my effusive praise for this facility. I don't mean to denigrate the facility because the issue is really with the healthcare system.
Men of a Heavyset Form FactorA few caveats for men over 280 pounds. 

The commodes for use at the bedside are too small.

The hospital has at least one powered commode that appeared on my last day. I didn't get a chance to use it. 

Also, risers that fit over the top of a toilet are available but they too are a bit small for my size. 

You will also need a bariatric walker. Yes, the smaller aluminum ones work but you will be immensely more comfortable using the heftier one.


The ProblemNow the crux of this post. It is not specific to St Mary's but it is a glaring screwup in the …