Updated: Jun 25

So, as you clearly know, we work in healthcare. Our doctor is in a hospital all day treating really sick people. One of our owners is a former neonatal therapist who deals with respiratory patients all day. The other is in and out of both of our offices constantly. We have to have our temps taken. We are scared to go to work and scared when we come home. We wear masks about as often as we wear underwear.

The whole world is advertising that "we're all in this together", and "together alone" and "we'll get through this" and "thanks healthcare heroes".

We don't want to see the "heroes work here" sign at the hospital anymore. It was great at first, but now it's a constant reminder that we're all living in some weird combination sci-fi/zombie apocalypse movie and we want it to be over.

Things we're just plain tired of:

Half-empty restaurants

Having our temperature taken

"these unprecedented times"

Social distancing

Wearing a mask

Hearing "the new normal" (ARRRrrrggggghhhhhh!)

Having to take your temperature

Online concerts

Videos of doctors and nurses dancing

"In this together"

Funny toilet paper memes

Emails from everyone telling us what they're doing to protect us

Emails from people telling us how much they care about us

Seeing reporters on TV in their living rooms

Reruns of games from two years ago

We could go on, but we won't. We just wanted to take the time to let you know that it's okay to be frustrated and sick of it. In our last newsletter (we only do one a month because we don't want you to think we're spamming you) we didn't mention the thing at all. We aren't going to anymore either. It's serious. It sucks. That said, we've put up with this crap for something like four months now and even if we have to keep doing it, we are tired of constantly hearing about it and so we ain't talking about it.

We don't love you any more or less than we loved you in January, and your safety was always important to us so we've always taken care of you and always will, but if you use the phrase "in this together" when you come in for an IV, we're charging you an extra twenty bucks.

So let's all pour ourselves a glass of wine (we're drinking Paper Planes - a really good Rose - don't knock it til you've tried it - from We Olive tonight) and just be sick of it together. ;-)

Ba - Na - Na.

Are you one of those people who gets cramps in your legs after a few hard nights of celebrating? Maybe you get that jaw tension before lunch after a few nights out, or you wake up with a sore jaw.

Never fear. That's pretty common. A lot of people will notice they're a little shaky and their legs seem to twitch and almost "Charlie horse".

Surprise, drinking depletes a lot of vital nutrients from your body. B Vitamins suffer, magnesium suffers, a lot of the things you need to function normally are in short supply, especially if you didn't eat right. That's why we put folic, thiamine, a multi-vitamin, and magnesium in our Rockstar IV bag.

One thing that might never have occurred to you is your potassium level. Those leg problems and jaw tension are a classic sign of potassium deficiency.

So, instead of coming to see us and spending your hard-earned cash on a IV (not that we don't want you to), why not try to pound your way through two not-very-ripe bananas? Don't eat anything else with them, and think about taking a baby aspirin to increase your stomach acid. You should start seeing the effects of the potassium deficiency go away within 30 minutes.

See, that wasn't a big deal. And now you know.

A few weeks ago a potential patient asked us if we offer NAD+. For those who don't know, that's Nicotinamide. A lot of people say it gives them amazing clarity, and a new zest for work and life, and it's all the rage.

It also causes a little chest tightness when it first hits you, some sweating, and a possibly a little brief nausea. We don't do it. A lot of people do. Hell we thought about trying it ourselves. In the long-run though, it wasn't for us as people or as a provider.

Some people also do Sip and Drip events, that are wildly successful. Get an IV while you're sipping champagne. We don't do that either. Why not? Well, it's a medical procedure. If you're through a glass of booze and something starts to go wrong, is that the best time to have a buzz? And how the hell are you supposed to drive home after two glasses of champagne in an hour? Nope. The money ain't worth it to us.

We also don't have massage in the office like some places, or Botox injections. Hell we haven't even really done much with weight loss IVs or injections because the results are awfully damned similar to what you'd get if you just ate right and worked out a little.

So, you probably think we have plenty of room for improvement.

None of this is to say we aren't willing to make changes. We have our ideas, you have yours. That's where today's blog gets important.

Lots of you have been to one of our locations for #IVTherapy. Hopefully you enjoyed the hell out of it and felt better afterwards. Still, we bet there was something you thought about that you didn't tell us. Maybe you wanted chocolate milk and your only choices were vitamin waters, teas, and water. Maybe you wanted a compression device on your legs because they were sore from running a 10K. Heck, maybe you just wanted a muffin instead of a Belvita.

This is YOUR IV center. Sure we own it, but it's nothing if you aren't here. You might as well make it what you want. The way to do that is to tell us. "Hey, I really want that weight loss shot whether you think it works or not," would be a good start. "Your cookies suck. Just buy a box of Oreos and let us have that," isn't quite as polite but sure gets the message across. Pillows, blankets, DVDs, just whatever. We want you to love everything about the place, and we can't read your mind.

We aren't perfect. We know that. Unfortunately nobody wants to tell us what to do differently so we float along thinking we can't get any better.

You've got our email, it's , so use it. Shoot us a message and say "hey, here's a thought, why don't you __________________," so we can check it out, consider it, and get YOUR IV center closer to perfect for YOU.

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