Thursday 16th to Friday 17th June
A good morning spent visiting patients at the hospital. I went to see the man from last week again that has recently had his transplant. I could see the difference in him in just a week, he was looking brighter. I also went back to see the old lady that was confused last week and what a difference! She was so much better. She was very chatty and the confusion seemed to have almost completely gone. Such a sweet lady 👵 All she wanted to do was go back home to her husband, they have been married for 62 years. I sat there thinking that I really wished she was my own relation so that I could continue to visit, such a dear lady. And the really nice thing was that she remembered me from last week, and when I left said she had enjoyed our chats. And that gave me a much needed boost too 😃
I also visited another man who has been waiting 4 years for a new liver. Imagine that He goes into the JR every week so they can drain his fluid off. He was very pleased to have a chat and said he would look forward to the next time! 😊
I do have a funny story that happened to me this morning to tell you now. When I first went on to one of the wards I went over to the container on the wall and got a squirt of the ‘alcohol rub’ (hand sanitiser) and was rubbing it around in my hands while I was stood talking to the housekeeper, but it wasn’t just disappearing which that stuff normally does, it was getting bubblier! She said to me ‘you’ve used the soap dispenser not the alcohol rub’ It sounds like such a silly thing for me to tell you I know, it was one of those times when you ‘had to be there’ if you know what I mean, but I did feel so stupid, what an idiot! How many times have I visited hospitals before? 😂😏😫😱
Evening walk 👣
I think Robyn must have got some new gym stuff for her birthday!
Then on Friday morning I was entertained with the story of Robyn’s dream 😂 She was telling me all about how her feet were being sewn to the floor with green cotton and she had to keep cutting it so she could try and get away as Voldemort (from Harry Potter) was going on the rampage and was trying to kill everyone, but he was especially trying to kill her! She could remember so much, in such great detail. Dreams – funny things aren’t they? Our amazingly complicated brains.
This dream must have happened to you in your ‘rapid-eye movement’ stage of sleep Robyn! Goodness knows what ‘stage’ I was in when I had all my crazy dreams in 2015 😖
At work this morning I served a lady I know that has been waiting 7 years for a kidney. Can you imagine that? Add this fact to the man I met yesterday that has been waiting for four years for a liver, it makes me realise yet again just how extremely lucky I have been 😏
My stomach started hurting while I was sat on my till today though and I really didn’t feel that great. Oh no 😫
Good job stocktaking this evening at work had been cancelled or I would have had to be going back again at 5pm and I really don’t think I could have faced that today.