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My Anniversary

This is my personal One year anniversary, that is, my one year ‘COVID’ anniversary because this is when I started cancelling things; plane trips ( three to be exact), my gym membership, and hotel arrangements for the U.S Gymnastics Olympic team trials, to name a few.

This is when I started wearing a mask to work.

I’ve come to believe that hospital employees might be wearing masks forever.

It might be a thing, like stopping at the dispenser and washing your hands before entering a patients’ room. And like all things, there will be rebels. The hard-headed ones will come to work with colorful masks until management catches them.

When unmasked ( I couldn’t ignore the pun here), they’ll switch to the standard Level 3 tangerine shaded mask until their supervisor walks away, then Boom! they’ll whip out their bedazzled royal purple linen mask the blends perfect with their navy blue scrubs.

The second time they’re caught, they’ll plead for understanding, claim the coordinated look helps with their stress level.

We’re adjusting. Like everyone else, we each have our own coping mechanisms 😉

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Drinks Anyone?

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Messages from my coworkers always make me laugh!

 

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Patients Say The Darndest Things – Week 6/15

 

 “It’s just back surgery. Why can’t I go home today?”

 

“Do I really have to take him home when you are done?”

 

“Yes, I had a box of Tic-Tacs on the way here, but that shouldn’t count. They are very tiny things.”

 

“Why do I have to take my underwear off?”

 

“Good luck finding a vein, used most of them shooting up…”
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