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Jeff

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St. Vincents/Seton Hall and cell phones????
« on: February 17, 2007, 01:15:00 pm »
Hello,

I will be having surgery at St. Vincents in LA in April. Since I am already deaf in 1 ear, this surgery will leave me completely deaf. After my last surgery, I got to have an extra stay in the hospital due to a CSF leak. During that time, I used the telephone in my hospital room to call my wife when she was over at Seton Hall and I wanted to talk to her (I also used it to call the 6th floor nurse station when my call button wouldn't work, but that is another story ;). Obviously that will not work when I am deaf, so we are hoping to be able to use cell phones to send text messages.

So...... has anyone used a cell phone from a 6th floor room?
Has anyone used a cell phone in Seton Hall?

Thanks for sharing,

Jeff
« Last Edit: February 17, 2007, 01:56:39 pm by Jeff »
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Lisa Peele

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Re: St. Vincents/Seton Hall and cell phones????
« Reply #1 on: February 17, 2007, 02:26:35 pm »
I used my cell phone in my room when I was there in June, 2004.

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Re: St. Vincents/Seton Hall and cell phones????
« Reply #2 on: February 17, 2007, 02:44:05 pm »
I was there in Jan. 07 and the cell phone worked fine. I didn't try to text messages but i'm sure it works too. Good luck! Ellis
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Re: St. Vincents/Seton Hall and cell phones????
« Reply #3 on: February 17, 2007, 04:36:48 pm »
I used the cell every day while I was there ... with friends .. work... wife..  parents.. just about everyone!

what you need is a Blackberry .. I send text messages, internet browser , internet email, and phone ! all wirelessly
(I have it thu work, so I'm not sure what it costs!, I've not checked!)
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Re: St. Vincents/Seton Hall and cell phones????
« Reply #4 on: February 18, 2007, 05:07:34 pm »
Hi Jeff,

I used my cell phone at Seton Hall and it worked fine. I didn't think about using it in the hosptial. Hope things go well for you. You'll be in my prayers.  Ann
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Re: St. Vincents/Seton Hall and cell phones????
« Reply #5 on: February 18, 2007, 10:30:48 pm »
Thank you all for your responses and encouragement. We will bring phones and use them if necessary. Hopefully, I'll get out in 72 hours like I did last time. But... this time I am praying for no CSF leak; that's when a phone would really come in handy.

Joe, I have looked at the Blackberry and it is pretty expensive (but I do have technolust for it ;)). I am not much of a traveler and wouldn't have need for it's capabilities. Unfortunately, I am purchasing other assistive devices and won't be getting a Blackberry soon.

Thanks again,

Jeff
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Re: St. Vincents/Seton Hall and cell phones????
« Reply #6 on: February 19, 2007, 11:53:44 am »
I had my surgery at St Vincent's in November of 2005. My cell phone worked fine both in the hospital and at Seton Hall. Good luck to you.
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Re: St. Vincents/Seton Hall and cell phones????
« Reply #7 on: February 19, 2007, 07:29:56 pm »
Jeff: good luck with your surgery. Take care, Annie
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