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by lisa rock

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I had a recent visit to the hospital. Everything seems to be OK; it was a false appendicitis alarm. My care was decent, but I kept thinking that if the hospital had been run by the LGBT community, how much better my visit would have been. I got absolutely no sleep, and if the chair that pulled out into a bed for Robin had been made of concrete, it would have been more comfortable. ( Oh, yeah, send any well wishes in the form of gift cards or tell me what bar to meet you at for a drink. ) If you absolutely must send a bottle of wine, email me, and I'll send you the address. So Strap This On for the Health Care Industry:

The Top Ten Changes LGBT Folks Would Make to Better a Hospital Stay

10 ) Décor: The Queer Eye guys or a lesbian decorator from one of those reality shows could make the choice of paintings, wall colors, drapes, and a design much more appealing to the eye. All shades of purple would work for me.

9 ) Clothing: I envision the gowns for the patients more like colorful kimonos and silky pajama pants and tops for the nurses and nursing assistants.

8 ) Food: There are so many fabulous lesbian and gay chefs that could make people actually feel as if they're not being punished for being sick. I can see choices of entrées from grilled chicken salad for lunch to a gourmet omelet with fresh vegetables for breakfast.

7 ) Entertainment: First off, I could use some music in the background that I actually want to listen to. How about a Broadway channel on the TV, or a lesbian/gay movie marathon and porn if I want. If I'm in an adult room with access to a private TV, let me choose whatever will relax me.

6 ) Environment: The rooms could be set up more like hotel spa rooms than dorm rooms; a whirlpool tub in the room sure would add a lot and someone in a French maid's outfit to draw my bath.

5 ) Accommodations: It would be so easy to just increase the thread count of the sheets and provide some soft flannel blankets and goose-down pillows. A little color wouldn't hurt either. The cots for the guests could easily be as comfortable or just make the beds queen size so they can sleep with you.

4 ) Personal Care: Personally, I could have used a drink before each test, and something else to distract me like a poster of Kate Winslet or Piper Perabo. Cookies and milk after the long exams and a sponge bath given by some scantily clad assistant wouldn't hurt, either.

3 ) Extras: There needs to be a full-time buff, half-naked masseur for the aftermath of the tests and tension they create.

2 ) Hospitality: For the guests, there needs to be a bar and an all night place to eat. For the patients, there needs to be all night room service delivered by women/men in hot pants.

1 ) Tests: If you are going to draw blood in the middle of the night, give me a vibrator or put on a movie or lean in a little closer and at least let your breasts accidentally brush up against me. In other words, distract me from the pain before you poke me.

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