Wednesday, 15 July 2015

Supra pubic catheter changed today

I got a phone call about two thirty and the cheerful voice asked "are you in" stupidest questions are my specialist subject. "No" replies me. "How come you are answering your phone then" the cheerful  but now weary voice asks? Hmmm good point me thinks and whilst I am temporarily caught off guard the voice says "it's the nurse I will be round to change your catheter in about half an hour" "are you bringing cream cakes I ask" only to be let down, evidently it's my job to provide tea and cakes!!
Sure enough she turns up and sure enough no cream cakes, but she was as cheerful as her voice.
Evidently she had been before a couple of years back when she was training, I don't remember sod all so I'll have to take her word. Now she is trained and can even take blood as well as change catheters but evidently her speciality for this week is changing leg dressings and although it is only Tuesday changing my catheter makes a welcome change. I do tell her she needs to get out more but evidently district nurse's don't get the time because by the time they have spent all of their days changing catheters and dressing ulcerated legs they can't go out because of exhaustion.
Sure enough the job is now done and she has to go. Happy and cheerful my she heads off  and I have a short lay down. I don't know why but I find it stressful and it makes me sleepy. Well that's been my day, hopefully your day has been less eventful.

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