Sunday, January 02, 2011

The Masked Woman

I assume the doctor was concerned that Mother-in-law might have swine flu, which wouldn't be good for a woman with emphysema (I think). So before they put her on a ward she was in medical assessment and when we visited we had to don masks. I was so excited!! It was just like being a real doctor ...

In my head I wasn't visiting M-i-l; I was treating a seriously ill patient who desperately needed my life-saving skills. Like House I was the only physician who could work out what was wrong and what was needed.

It's a good job no-one knows what goes on in my head sometimes.

The only problem arose when the nurse came to give some intravenous antibiotics and the little thing plugged in M-i-l's arm started to drip blood. Knowing my tendency to faint at the sight - or even thought - of blood, Husband came and sat next to me and whispered out of the side of his mouth, 'Are you coping?'
'Is it hot in here or is it me?'
'Why don't you go and see if you can get a newspaper?'
'I'll do that, yes, that's a good idea.'

I don't suppose that sort of thing happens to House.


4 comments:

Suburbia said...

I love knowing what is going on in your head, it makes me feel a little more normal!

Suburbia said...

I love knowing what is going on in your head, it makes me feel a little more normal!

Suburbia said...

Oops!

nick said...

"It's a good job no-one knows what goes on in my head sometimes." Except that they do because you've just told us. And the rest of cyberspace.