Thursday, December 16, 2004

Praise to the Nurses of Hotel Mercy

Been out of the hospital for 3 days now after a 7-day stay, and although I’m infinitely glad to be home, there are some things that I kinda miss:

1. Hot cotton blankets
2. Warmed pre-moistened towlettes for sponge baths
3. Midnight apple juice and graham crackers smuggled in by sympathetic staff
4. Clean, white, lightly starched and pressed cotton sheets—changed by someone else as many times per day as you want
5. Orange TV (you ain’t seen nothin’ till you’ve watched Home Shopping
Network over-tinted in a sickly orange)
6. Citrus room freshener spray—to help you forget the fact that you know way more than you want to about your roommate’s digestive system
7. Wheelchair rides to X-ray given by aides in a hurry—WHEEE!!
8. Black rubber mattress covers—less a decorator or erotic choice than a practical one, but is sure makes you wonder…
9. Sherbet and jello—the only place they actually taste good is in the hospital
10. Powder-free vinyl exam gloves
11. Electronic monitors and the cute little beeps they make
12. The perfectly choreographed ballet of staff members during a crisis

Thanks to the nurses, aides, technicians, and doctors who took such good care of me. You’re doing a great job!


At 3:55 PM, Blogger Goldfish Shoals said...

Glad you're back!

Jello tastes good everywhere. Mmm...there's always room.

At 6:11 PM, Blogger Dannyness said...

Yay! Lu is free!

So glad to hear from you! If I see you this weekend, I promise to kick your diabetes's ass. I'm a diabetsu master now. HIKEEBA!


At 7:40 PM, Blogger Kay said...

I love staying in hospitals. Men never understand. But it's the only place I get waited on hand and foot. Until, of course, the nurses think I should be able to do things like pee by myself, then they get a little mean and stop helping.

At 11:55 PM, Blogger Lu said...

Dan--sounds like Pokemon. Cool.

(hey, can you smuggle in some Xmas cookies from Dubuque this weekend? God, I hope no one else reads this...)

At 11:34 AM, Blogger Glorious Nonsense said...

NO! There will be no cookies this weekend. Not to be too militant or anything, but Dan and I are supposed to be kicking diabetes' ass, not helping it out!

Glad to see you back in the pink of health, Lu!


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