Monday, January 21, 2008

Off to visit the doctor...


Okay, all you guys that enjoyed your snow this weekend: This is what I did all weekend while it snowed. I had to work 36 long hours at the nursing home with NO VOICE! Now have you ever tried to talk to "very hard of hearing" people with NO voice? It was a challenge, to say the least. (I did end up writing out messages to those who can still read) Several of them thought I was trying to tell them a special little secret and would whisper back to me.... I thought they were cute. I still have a lot of sick people on my hall, and one who is dying. It was very difficult trying to work with the patient and family without a voice. I had another nurse, bless her sweet little heart, who made all my phone calls to the doctor for me. I really did enjoy seeing the snow, but I would have enjoyed it more, being home, and resting my vocal cords. I still can't talk this morning, but I'm off to the doctor at 9:45. I'm actually going for a regular checkup, but figured if there is anything possible to make me well, maybe he'll have sympathy and give it to me this morning. I really think it's just a viral thing and will be gone in a few days anyway. Who knows? Maybe he'll tell me I can't go back to work this week..... ha! Have a great day!

14 comments:

Nancy Jo said...

pen pen,
You poor thing, I used to get that at least once a year. Richard didn't seen to mind HA.
GARGLE GARGLE GARGLE with hot salt water, and vicks on your neck, and hot lemon water do drink. And that is doctor Nancy's advice. You should be fine now. Or a trip to the thrift store can be helpful too.
Get well soon!
NANCY JO

The Babysitters Love said...

Poor Momma! I hope you get well soon! Love you!!!

ancient one said...

Sorry you are sick! Love you!!

Kim said...

Hope the dr. gives you something to help you feel better. Just think how much those folks appreciated you being there and taking care of them even though you didn't feel like it.

Debbie J. said...

It would be nice to stay home a few days...maybe he'll do that! Hope you feel better. Its very tiring to try to talk with no voice!

Blue Sky said...

Oh no!! I hope you get to feeling better! I actually lost my voice the weekend of my wedding and had to whisper my "I do"! I can only imagine how sore your throat must be trying to talk to your patients this weekend! :(

Sandy said...

So sorry about your voice...that's a killer for us talkers...It was so cute you writing messages to your sweet patient and they thinking it was a secret...made me smile.

Utah Grammie said...

oh poor you! you've probably gotten tons of home remidies, but the best i've had was honey, lemon & hot water - kind of like a hot lemmonade. hope you feel better & can talk soon! take care!
colleen

Linda said...

Oh, I hope yoe feel better soon. Take care. Linda

Mary said...

I too have a sore throat, but I still have my voice, though it cracks every once in a while. I do hope you are feeling better soon. It must have been very difficult to communicate with your nursing home patience without a voice.

Thanks for entering my giveaway. Good luck!

Blessings,
Mary

Elizabeth said...

Penny,
Are you ok? I have been thinking about you.
Hugs,
Elizabeth

ancient one said...

Me too, what Elizabeth said?

Kim said...

Penny, haven't seen a post all week, hope you are feeling better.

diane said...

sorry you feeling poorly...BUT!!!!!! YOU GOT SNOW!!!!!!!!!!!How unfair you could send a little to us in the County,(Pamlico, that is!! ) Touch base with you later.Diane