Friday, 21 April 2017

What Fresh Hell Is This?


I was on chauffeur duty tonight as the Prof and my sister went out for night at the musical theatre.
When they were enjoying some minor dancers from Strictly Come Dancing, I settled down to phoning friends from a dog covered arm chair but the conversations were not quite what I wanted them to be...the reason?.....I wasn't feeling very well.
At ten thirty when we finally got home, I knew I had a temperature, so shivering , I plucked the digital thermometer from it's resting place in a spare mug on the kitchen side and stuck it in my mouth .37.4  degrees!

Only then did I realize when I last used the thermometer......it was in a moment of panic a couple of months ago!
When Winnie was critically ill with her septic uterus!
Oh.........my.............God

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  1. Now, now, don't frighten us. You are a nurse, of course you wiped it down with rubbing alcohol, didn't you? right?.....right?......
    Hope the flu hits you very very lightly and that you feel better soon.

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  2. Didn't you once use a thermometer that had been up Mabel's backside? Anyway, I expect Petra's put a curse on you, and it's a good dose of vitriolitis.

    Hope you feel better soon.

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    1. Knowing me , i probably did......but usually I am pretty careful with alcohol rubs.......

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    2. Im surprised ive lived so long

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  3. yea but you know the history of the thermometer erases after a couple of weeks, right?

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    1. I was thinking more of where i shoved it

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  4. You've got a septic uterus? Oh my God, I would have thought that was biologically impossible! You need to see a specialist or a Nigerian witch doctor tout suite!

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  5. Time to retire nurse John!!

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  6. I hope you don't have to go back out and pick them up from their evening out....you've had quite a day.

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  7. I hope you'll take a little time off to recover properly from this. You give so much in your little life that it's got to wear you down from time to time. So, some tea, some cuddles and feet up!

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  8. You almost made me fall out of the chair, laughing. OH My GOD is right. You caught something from one of those sick ER patients, poor Winnie has been through enough don't you blame her with anything.

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    1. Sighs weakly......off to bed....

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  9. Oh My! What next? Do take care,

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  10. Oh dear! Best just go to bed...I hope you feel better soon!

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  11. You're a nurse, the Prof has brains so why haven't one of you bought a fancy schmancy stick in the ear thermometers and kept the spare in the medical kit for the dear animals. I should report you for animal cruelty, that thermometer isn't even round.

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  12. I'm suggesting an exploratory abdominal surgery, get in there, move things around, check things out, etc.

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  13. Oh Dear... but you will be fine !
    I know this because... I worked my way through University in a lab. I use to try and take blood from the really sick or contagious people to draw blood from. OMG I have been stuck with so many needles and syringes. I made it out alive.

    cheers, parsnip

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  14. I have no doubt you cleaned it with an alcohol wipe after Winnie.
    It would be a natural thing to do, something you wouldn't even think about. Moms do that sort of thing and it becomes second nature, you don't think about what you are doing, but you do it .. take temp, wipe it clean, put it away, get out the aspirin ...
    You will be fine. Call me if you feel bad, worse or start to bark.
    Dr C

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  15. PS
    you can marvel at the news I got today over an ancestry hunt someone did ..
    My great grandparents came from the UK but that was all I knew so a search was done ..
    Meet my great great great grandfather ... there are more greats but you get the idea.
    Sir Richard Hale (Sir Knight de Halys)

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  16. Apart from the thermometer incident-we all have lapses, my real concern is the nursing care offered by the Prof, or lack of. I have just had emergency surgery and I am in the incapable hands of my own Prof. From wanting everything to be as it would if things were reversed, I have accepted a win will be the dogs and I coming out of this alive.

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  17. If you're already sick, what's a few more germs? The fever will kill 'em all!

    Feel better soon, John. Hopefully the Prof will take over pet duty until your temperature is back to normal.

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  18. I read your posts to my partner the Boy Scout. At the end of this one we said that last sentence in unison, him from another room entirely. Ugh!

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  19. You'll be fine - if you were going to catch something gruesome you'd've done it by now :-) and anyway, I'll betcha the bugs from Winnie will have lost their potency long ago. I agree with the other commentators who say it's time to get a better thermometer !

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  20. Oh John, you re not exactly burning up with fever! And anything left from Winnie's illness or backside is probably --well--dead by now. Lots of rest and TLC is all you need.

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  21. Well it doesn't look like its got anything visible on it like bits or trails of skids

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  22. It's Saturday now. Did you survive the night? Are you still feeling poorly?

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  23. Ha ha. What else can I say but get well soon.

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  24. Oh dear, that's not going to help how you're feeling. GWS. xx

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  25. Well for sure you won't be getting a septic uterus.
    Greetings Maria x

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  26. Did it make you feel worse?!!!

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  27. Ew Ew Ew Ew Ew!!! I just read this to Jerry and he winced, turned around, and went back to bed.

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  28. There are worse things than the flu. For example, some sudden, sharp pain somewhere in the body. The flu gives signs before the crisis: chills, temperature, ill feeling, headache. One can take measures to make things easy, but with something sharp and sudden, one gets into panic. It could be an inflammation or a clot (life threatening)and if you're not the type to run to the ER, panic makes it worse.
    So, feel better soon!

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  29. Packed our electric thermometer for our holiday. The places it has been, and I don't mean geographically.

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  30. Nothing fresh about this, on any level.

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    1. This reminds me of a true story about a couple who were burgled just before they went on holiday. The burglars had not stolen their camera, so they took it away with them. When they returned and had the film developed, they found a couple of pictures of one of the burglars sticking their toothbrushes (which they also took on holiday with them) up the arse of the other.

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  31. OY! what a thing to read first on saturday morning at 6:50a! and I haven't had my coffee yet! you'll live; get well soon. how was your visit with auntie glad on thursday?

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  33. Someone has to put a downer on your story, John. Always the lamb to the slaughter let it be me.

    It doesn't ring true. On the other hand, and by way of comfort, since you let the dogs slobber all over you and your face, even kiss them, I don't think much damage will be done by you sucking a questionable lolly pop.

    If you keep going like this it'll soon be the dogs taking care of you. I can always send them one of those marvellous thermometers which you put in your years. At least that way you and your dogs will only exchange earwax rather than bodily fluids.

    U

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  34. Would have loved to see your face when you realized!

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  35. Of course, I had to read this right after breakfast .....

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  36. Speechless! But I bet you have a good immune system...
    I never know where my thermometers have been...buy some plastic covers for them!
    Be well.....

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  37. You cleaned it- you know you did. Didn't you?

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  38. HAHAHAHA! Sorry, you have my sympathy.

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  39. That makes me feel so much better. I popped into Tesco tonight for some fresh bread. I put my hand in the sample bin to try out a piece of bread... turned out it was the waste bin.... bleurgh. I wouldn't care but the bread wasn't particularly nice.

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  40. Tasty, huh? Anyway, I don't know what 37.4 is, over here the standard is supposed to be 98.6 and my temp is always in the mid 97's for some reason.

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  41. I'm sorry I can't stop laughing. Hope you're all better now.

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  42. Oh, no! Did you rinse it? Yikes!

    I accidentally dipped my scarf in a public toilet last night.

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  43. Bleah! John, you bring canine closeness to a whole new level.

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  44. Oh my . . .
    It is why I follow you . . .
    Loved the, "if you start to bark" comment . . .
    (I do hope you feel better . . . SOON)

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