Quilt Hollow chose to gift some of her scraps to me...I love them!! Thank you so much, Mary!!
I was in charge yesterday at the hospital, and something I do is round and speak to each patient, just to make sure all is going well for each patient. We had 33 patients on the floor yesterday. So very many of them stick out in my mind...
- 88 years old, this feisty lady had a small MI, but has pneumonia on top of that. She greeted me with "I am not senile!". Of course she wasn't...she lives on her own and was right on top of everything!! She told me she had never married, because she did not want to give up her personality to "some man"...or wait on him! So she has been a career lady all her life...she was so fun to talk to!! No sweet little old lady here...she was a force to be reckoned with!!
- 97 years old!! A darling man, who grew up and met his wife in the depression and married in the ninth grade. He walked at that time from Austin to Fort Worth to find a job at "Monky Ward"...do you remember that name? He too lives on his own, drives, and just does fine...he was a very nice fella...he said the only thing wrong with him is that he was old!! He had never once been to a doctor before his current admission to the hospital...
- 71 years old...cancer. Angry! But somehow, a little accepting that the years of smoking finally got to him...poor guy!!
- A truck driver, just headin' through...until he had a PE!! Worried about his load in his truck...
Each patient has a story, and I love to hear them. So, that was just a tiny part of rounds yesterday...I love the patient interaction more than anything. The administrative headaches? You can have them!!
Have a great day, all!!