Tuesday, 28 August 2018

Ohh errr

In Choir tonight one of the sopranos kept smiling at me as we belted out a Swahili folk song
At half time she galloped over to hold my hand
" Youwont remember me " she cooed " But the last time I saw you ,I was naked and you put a pillow between my knees"
There was a brief silence
As our camp choirmaster fixed me with a confused stare

I'd nursed the woman on intensive care three years ago.


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  1. Things are looking up.

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    1. you are fall on the floor, laughing hard, funny!!!!!!

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  2. That’s a way to stop 🛑 choir practice in its tracks. Giggles....You’ve lived a colorful and full life John! Gabs

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  3. Naked? Really? Is that protocol on Intensive Care?

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    1. Yes, we use modesty covers, but with a seriously ill patient with say 6 iv, lines, catheter, cardiac monitoring , an arterial line, and with perhaps drains and other tubes, most patients are nursed naked . The modesty cover is used as well as a sheet

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    2. To stop you looking up things?

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  4. Love it .... and how good is it that she is now fully recovered and remembers you!

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  5. That isn't how to suffocate someone with a pillow so far as I am aware... :-)

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  6. Now that is an interesting choir practice!

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  7. I'll bet you hear that all the time.

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    1. Not by any handsome bears I haven't

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    2. The handsome bears are just waiting to be naked so you can put a pillow between their knees. (I swear. They told me.)

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  8. And you didn't recognise her with her clothes on - which is what I used to say to other swimmers when I met them on the street.
    What a lovely encounter though. For both of you.

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  9. oh my; glad to hear she is doing well!

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  10. Now that's a line I've never heard before.

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  11. Small brown package coming your way. Will need signing for. xxx

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    1. Is't that how Paddington Bear starts?

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  12. So you REALLY recognized her then!!

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  13. She certainly knew how to deliver an introductory line!!

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  14. That's the John Gray we know and love!

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  15. Somehow, I can't get Lou Reed's voice out of my head...."Take a walk on the wild side......."

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  16. I can see the “eye rolls” all the way to Michigan!

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  17. You must be an amazing nurse John that a patient remembers you from 3 years ago....be proud of that x

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    1. I was the oldest nurse on itu

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    2. And probably the best

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  18. Good job it was only a pillow you put between her knees!

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  19. Choir practice will never be the same!

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  20. Very good, I was once told, "I didn't recognize you with your clothes on" from a fellow gym bunny.

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  21. Well.... your past has caught up with you :)

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  22. Hahaha! Lovely. It's a line to use on someone who's usually in uniform too.

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  23. I must have lived a very sheltered life.

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  24. Wee bit embarassing, lol
    I had something like this once when I joined an art class and the chiropractor was there who I had visited once.
    Briony
    x

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  25. She should have been sternly rebuked with a "Too much info!" I can't be alone now in failing to get the image out of my head, albeit faceless.

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  26. It is hard to recognize some people with clothes on, especially if you've only seen then nekkid and on their backs.

    Good job taking care of her. She remembers your excellent care and professionalism!


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  27. A vicar loudly announced at an evening class that he had left me in bed the previous week..... He had visited me in hospital... Such a lovely fun man he was too.

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  28. That's the price of fame and celebrity john x

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  29. Nice to be remembered so warmly on those rare occasions when former patients are encountered outside the medical setting. You seem like a nurse any of us would welcome having, at least I think I would. Reminds me .....

    My mom, coming from a generation when ladies modesty prevailed and only females were nurses, had her first male nurse in the E.R. when she was in her eighth decade. I learned of her experience only several days after she came home following a brief hospital stay. When I went by her house one afternoon she was still glowing with self-satisfaction as she shared with me that unable to get the matter from her mind, she had finally phoned the hospital to tell them how impressed she had been with the professionalism of her first-ever male nurse. She said she had been apprehensive and anxious when he first appeared, but had been relieved of her concerns by his manner, and behavior providing exceptional care. She said she just thought they should know this. Knowing her general good nature, I'm sure humor played a role in how Mom and her nurse related.

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  30. Brilliant ... that sure beats 'have we met before 😁

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  31. You must have been thinking that she really got the wrong guy! Anyway people say that to me all the time.... no just kidding.

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  32. good to be remembered thankfully xx

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  33. A line worthy of Arkwright to nurse Gladys Emmanuel if ever there was one <3

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  34. Choir sounds like loads of fun John.

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  35. She sounds happy to have seen you again. You must have been very good to her while she was in your care.

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