Tuesday, 10 September 2019

Laugh

A patient said to me this afternoon
"I just want to fucking laugh at something" 
We get on, and I think I'm on his wavelength
After a think I returned to his room and played for a minute on his iPad
" Watch this!" I told him

3 hours later I passed his room and I caught his eye , as he played with his kids. He raised a skinny hand and gave me a big thumbs up and a grin
This is what he watched

I was reminded of it last night as I chatted to a friend......it's priceless

24 comments:

  1. Laughter has often been my lifebelt. Often and often.

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  2. Anonymous10:16 pm

    Wonderful!

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  3. Alan Coren was a comic genius...These squirrels are also guaranteed to raise a smile
    https://www.flickr.com/photos/flickr/20350469606/in/faves-76358100@N07/

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  4. Brilliant 🤣. Laughter is a great tonic for anyone. When I first started being in the Hospice I worked for on a regular basis, I was surprised how much laughter there was.

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  5. Lovely. All so very English (apart from Sandi Toksvig - an honorary), and I miss the late Richard Griffiths.

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  6. Laughter and music can be great comfort.

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  7. Barbara Anne12:09 am

    Too funny! Love Phyllida Law in every single show or movie I've seen her in.

    I'm so glad you could bring laughter into that gentleman's day! As Reader's Digest named their joke pages: "Laughter is the Best Medicine". So true. Am glad, too, that your new job has lots of opportunities for laughter.

    DH just called downstairs to ask why I was laughing and who was laughing with me! :D

    Hugs!

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  8. Sitting on the sofa at the end of a very long day , this was just perfect in so many ways.
    I love Phillida Law.
    Thank you for this...perfect:)

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  9. That was cute, some days I think that as well, I just want to laugh at something. I love how you treat your patients as more than just a job.

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  10. Priceless indeed. Oh, I wish I were so clever with words. And speech.

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  11. I love Phyllida Law and I have seen this show before and it is hysterical.
    parsnip

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  12. To right laughter is the best medicine lovely that you came up with this funny clip right on cue.

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  13. I want to start a campaign to bring back Call My Bluff, it was always good

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    1. Try 'The Unbelievable Truth' with David Mitchell & Co, it's really good! On Radio 4 (and the television I think!)

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  14. Blimming marvelous x

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  15. Her daughter is the actress Emma Thompson and her husband Eric created "The Magic Roundabout".

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  16. Fabulous! What a stylish and captivating lady, and the young Justin is edible! x

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  17. Amazing, so funny.

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  18. I LOVE HER, this was needed.

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  19. Lovely..no wonder if worked!

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