October 31, 2009
I think the devil had his way with me, last night! The knob on the radio at work could not dial to my favorite station! I had a choice of blues, jazz, hard rock, or farm talk. The only one that came in clearly what with all the stormy skies and torrents of rain, was elevator music. Because of that, I was not able to screen all of the Monthly Renewals! One patient's took me 2 hrs to do with the past month's multiple changed/new orders. Although the pharmacy's computer had all of thirty days to get it right, I suppose I should be happy that it took me only two hours to decipher and correct. Maybe, had I not had to run the unit in between auditing and QA-ing the records, I may have been able to complete the entire set of patients. I only have eight more to complete within four hours, tonight. These last ones are long term patients and have been quite well, during this past month, so those should not take so ungodly long to do as they did not require many changes with their medications, diets, activities, diagnosis', and such...I think I will take my boom box to work with me tonight. That'll do the trick and liven up my steps!
It was so warm at the Nurses' Station that I had to open the unscreened, six foot by four foot window. I was glad that no bats flew in. It was frightening though when a gust of wind would suddenly suck into the facility, tossing and turning the metal vertical blinds! They sounded not like any Oriental Chimes I've ever heard before! I just kept thinking, because it was Devils' Night, that the chiming would ward off any evil spirits. The chiming vertical blinds made me feel safe. Also, it kept the Nurses' Assistants out on the unit, once the ga-gee-bees had scart them half to death! Oh, the things i do to keep everyone awake and alert!
I don't think Young Dom knows this about me. My biggest skill is keeping everyone awake, at work. He used to phone with complaints of insomnia. I would listen to Him wondering nearly the whole time if i were so boring that He would fall asleep with me on the phone! Eventually, He did. Little did He know that by doing that, i kind of felt defeated...what little ego i had would wither away, the sleepier He became...nope, no Glow Time with that One!
He used to ask me if i would wear disposable under pants. The facility where i was working only carried adult diapers. So, the only experience i had with paper clothing were with watching my friends with paper dresses walking to and from school and such. Lady Kay forbade any of Her six daughters to think of such an attire and sent us back and forth to school wearing paper thin garments. Maybe they weren't quite so thin when my older sisters first wore them. That was ok, because, although they were not paper, I pretended so. So, thinking that was what He was referring to, I said, "Yes, if i had any, i would!"
The disposable briefs of today are the perfect answer for the elderly that are incontinent of urine, only. They hold a lot more fluid than an infant's. As with toddler's, they are a demon to change as it is impossible not to smear feces from peri-anal area to malleolus' for adults. Disposable diapers are much preferred, then. Of course we have plastic bags to quickly encase them, once removed. That keeps most of the melodia under control. I did buy myself a packet of disposable briefs. I wore a pair to bed, one night, just to test them out...I kept them on throughout the day and travelled to various places. My final judgement was that they need breathers, or something. They are so air tight that they cause undo perspiration, which by the night's end is disgusting. For the incontinent person, i suppose that because they are changed every two to four hours, they are ok, but, I can see where fungal infections may be a problem, still...What was nice about my selection was that the disposable panties did not bulge nor make diapery sounds upon movement. No one suspected what I was wearing, at least, they made no mention of the unmentionables!
For sure, I can not take any more elevator music while I am working. It is much too relaxing and leaves me wondering about the strangest things! Disposable under-wear, of all things!