Go, Go 2018

Being in the hospital does not always bring out the best in people. No, let me restate that. No one in the hospital is at their best. Given that fact and that throughout each day a myriad of different health care professionals come in and want to do something, or talk to the patient on the health care providers time line and not the patient is a recipe for disaster, at some point.

For the most part my Dad has been well behaved, but every once in a while there is a little eruption. Those that know him, know what that can be like. I don’t blame him, but I remind him that these people hold his life in their hands so tread lightly. We don’t have to make every situation a learning opportunity to make the hospital more customer focused.

Today was supposed to be an easy day for me. I went in very early because my Dad needed an ice pack for his back. Why the hospital does not have an ice pack I don’t know. My Mom was supposed to come and do a two hour lunch shift so I could get a break, but it was raining. My minister Chris and cousin Peter came for a nice distraction. Thankfully Russ came at 3:30 so I could go at 4:00.

Between the eruption and no food for me all day I was a little tired. I stopped and picked up dry cleaning and came home to begin ornament removal from the tree. I got half done and only broke one ornament. I consider that success.

It dawned on me that this is the last day of 2018, really a shitty year and one I am glad to see go. Tonight I pray that 2019 is an improvement. I also pray that my mother shows up tomorrow so I can finish un-decorating. I hope that everyone reading this has a safe New Year’s Eve and a healthy and productive new year. Lord knows we deserve it.

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