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Hot Dog Empire

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Hospital Food! Sun, 05/1/11 9:40 PM (permalink)
Apparantly this guy serves better food than he hospital cafeteria!! He's about 45 minutes from me but I cant stand bully's!!! Who is anybody to say they cant sell quality food?!!
http://www.wwlp.com/dpp/n...or-look-to-end-dispute
 
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    felix4067

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    Re:Hospital Food! Sun, 05/1/11 10:42 PM (permalink)
    I'm heading to the hospital on Tuesday for several days, and I would LOVE for there to be a cart of almost any kind with easy access to avoid what they'll be serving me in my room.
     
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      Michael Hoffman

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      Re:Hospital Food! Sun, 05/1/11 11:12 PM (permalink)
      There used to be (perhaps still is) a cart right in front of The Ohio State University Hospitals that did a heck of a lot of business with staff and patients. He had hot dogs and sausage, although I never had one, and he had gyros, of with I did partake -- often. Good stuff.
       
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        NYNM

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        Re:Hospital Food! Tue, 05/3/11 10:05 AM (permalink)
        There's been some older posts on Hospital Food. If you can order there, be creative, mix and match. I made wonderful "crepes" last time I was in hospital with ordering pancakes, cottage cheese and a bit of jam. Yum!
         
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          mayor al

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          Re:Hospital Food! Tue, 05/3/11 10:27 AM (permalink)
          During yesterdays trip to IUPUI Med Center in Indianapolis we found that it is just a few blocks from SHAPIRO'S Deli...and that SHAPIRO'S does do very nice take-out lunches as well as their 'cafeteria' style inside service.  This bought about a real change in Janet's reaction to the long ride to and from Indy, and the waiting in the various departments for the process to take place...A Great Reuben Sandwich can go a long way towards mellowing the impatience !!
           
          Tomorrow , we go back for my surgery..Jan will know where to go to get some great food to enjoy while she waits for me. !!! Cheap? No, But it sure takes away some of the nervous anticipation.
           
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            felix4067

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            Re:Hospital Food! Tue, 05/3/11 10:54 AM (permalink)
            I have been informed that I will be given no choice as to what I'm eating until at best the day before I go home. Apparently I'll start with clear liquids, then progress to all liquids, then to the "post-surgical soft" diet. *sigh* I had to stop eating at midnight last night, so I made myself an ungodly huge plate of angel hair pasta with crab and bacon in cream sauce.
             
            It'll be worth it, though! When my insides are finally fixed I'll be able to eat like I used to again!
             
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              mayor al

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              Re:Hospital Food! Tue, 05/3/11 11:08 AM (permalink)
              Felix,
              Good Luck, My Young Friend ! Hope all goes well. My comments about take out lunch were for my 'support' person. I start a fast at noon today and will not get to enjoy a Lox-covered Bagel from Shapiro's until we are on our way home from the Med Center.
              However, "SHE" will enjoy her wait a bit more if she gets good ROADFOOD !
               
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                Phottoman

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                Re:Hospital Food! Wed, 05/4/11 10:08 AM (permalink)
                Good Luck Al, from a newbe that's been following everything here.
                 
                I just did an overnight stint (pun intended) and the food was ... well ... I really don't remember eating ANYTHING.
                 
                Photto
                 
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                  felix4067

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                  Re:Hospital Food! Wed, 05/4/11 10:48 AM (permalink)
                  Good luck to you as well, Al! I am currently sitting in my room on high speed wifi enjoying my morphine pump (the button will allow me more every eight minutes). My surgeon just stopped by and told me everything went textbook perfect, so I should be home by the end of the weekend. For "breakfast" I got chicken broth, apple juice, orange jello, and tea.
                   
                  My support people don't really get roadfood, unfortunately. But on the positive side, the hospital is only ten miles from home.
                   
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                    felix4067

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                    Re:Hospital Food! Wed, 05/4/11 10:51 AM (permalink)
                    Odd...double post.
                     
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                      NYNM

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                      Re:Hospital Food! Wed, 05/4/11 12:25 PM (permalink)
                      Although there is "standard" post-surgical foods, maybe you can find out what is really necessary/appropriate. If you need liquids or soft foods, why not bring some stuff alone with you (esp. if you make it "interesting" and still within restrictions) or, of course, have a visitor bring what you want. Maybe even if you call the hospital dietician you can get some tips. There's usually some flexibility.....
                       
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                        felix4067

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                        Re:Hospital Food! Wed, 05/4/11 12:34 PM (permalink)
                        You are absolutely not, under any circumstances, allowed to bring your own food. The dietician is the one who decides what I am eating. It might be different in other places, but here, when you're on any kind of restricted diet, you don't get choices.
                         
                        Lunch was chicken broth, strawberry jello, cranberry juice, and hot tea.
                         
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                          NYNM

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                          Re:Hospital Food! Wed, 05/4/11 11:04 PM (permalink)
                          Wow, did you mix it all up and make a smoothie?
                           
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                            felix4067

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                            Re:Hospital Food! Thu, 05/5/11 12:25 AM (permalink)
                            There's a thought for tomorrow! Dinner tonight was exactly the same thing, except with beef broth. I can't imagine tomorrow will be much different.
                             
                            What's bad is I'm on enough narcotics I may well ask if I can. 
                             
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                              ScreamingChicken

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                              Re:Hospital Food! Thu, 05/5/11 9:31 AM (permalink)
                              Hot Dog Empire


                              Apparantly this guy serves better food than he hospital cafeteria!! He's about 45 minutes from me but I cant stand bully's!!! Who is anybody to say they cant sell quality food?!!
                              http://www.wwlp.com/dpp/n...or-look-to-end-dispute

                               
                              Apparently a compromise has been reached:
                               
                              http://www.wwlp.com/dpp/n...ches-parking-agreement
                               
                              Brad
                               
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