Saturday, August 29, 2009
Life behind the bedpan
With these recent hospitalizations there are alot of things that have come to my attention that must be normal in hospitals but can be really annoying. Here are some examples: You have to hear "Ms Douglas I am here to check your blood sugar" like 6 times a day or "I am here to check your vitals" I mean seriously, did my blood pressure really change from like the 2 hours that you just checked it? And why must nurses stare at you as you take your pills...to ensure i am not hiding that oxy to sell them later? And then they have the ones that give you the fake smiles...and the ones that don't smile at all! And why does it take so long sometimes for them to answer the call light...by the time they come to help you to the bathroom the deal is done!! At least the nurses are much nicer once you hit off a conversation with them. But also be ready to discuss stories about kids and grand kids because those are the main topics of conversation. And be ready to explain your life story and all the reasons why you would leave living in the islands and end up living in the cold!