Saturday, 27 December 2008

Ho, Ho, Ho, Part 2

Well despite my fears our department remained very quiet over the Christmas holidays. I don't think anyone died with us, we only had about half a dozen overdoses and most of the patients went home. Even better, the hospital had beds so no one waited too long. After my post of Christmas eve about having back pain and requiring a TENS machine I was a bit put out that the first 3 patients who attended on Christmas morning had back pain but had not bothered to take painkillers. We had loads of food, one girl made a superb home made soup and one of the doctors made a superb curry using his mum's recipe which was very tasty and there were chocolates and nibbles and cakes. I have not had a proper healthy meal for 2 days. But I managed to get away early on Christmas day.

Aren't Amazon wish lists a wonderful thing? This year I got loads of books and DVDs that I really wanted, brilliant (Note to family; sorry about the comments I made about you on 17th December). For some reason my wife has given me a guitar so I felt quite adolescent for a time as I used to play guitar when I was younger but this will keep me busy relearning how to play. Unfortunately I don't have the hair that I had when I first got a guitar (shoulder length) and I now have twice the stomach.

I hope you all had a peaceful and happy time, I hope that Santa was good to you and if I don't post before it, I hope you have a happy New Year and if you are working I hope it remains civilised.

5 comments:

Louise said...

'Touch wood' everything has been fairly peaceful (we don't use the Q word). Christmas night we were kept going steadyily but not completely humped!

Tonight could be another story, its my first derby day! And they will have been drinking for 6 hours+ by the time I get to work!

cellar_door said...

Do those TENS machines really work? I've been toying with the idea of getting one for my back in the hope of reducing my codeine intake...

Glad you have had a quiet christmas, here's to a chilled New Year!

GrumpyRN said...

TENS machines can be useful, I find it helps me and I have even worn one to work under my uniform. You can get one quite cheaply from E-Bay.

Mel Content said...

The TENS machine works best when attached to the testicles of a profoundly drunk patient...always a joy to behold

Mike said...

I worked Christmas eve, it was busy in the ER - don't know why. I was off Christmas day and back on the 26th. The day after was a god awful nightmare. Off this weekend as I suspect the wave of human misery will continue well into the coming week. I will pick up the game on Monday. Take care of the back old man. People our age need our back - not so much for work, for golf.

Mike