“THIS”… is a true story, folks. CRABBY-PATTIES…
I have so, so much fun at work with this, folks. I have been that angry, confused, hurting…”patient” before who is NOT HAPPY AT ALL!!! (And confused, as well). “I bit”… yes… “BIT” my Physical Therapist, with my teeth… HARD!!! I was emerging from the coma, SLOWLY. Very confused and in SERIOUS pain… ALL THE TIME!!! She hurt me! I bit her! Simple, right?
I “understand” that anger. The pain. The depression. All of it. I’ve been there. Done that. 3 long months in an acute care trauma center: St. Vincent’s Medical Center in Toledo, Ohio. Another month in Greensprings Rehab. Center. Out-patient therapy. Drivers’ Education. Community Re-entry Vocational Rehab. College. Then… “LIFE” …in the “REAL” world as the NEW “ME”!!! Struggling for 20+ more years. Looking for “SOMETHING” that I knew was “WRONG” with me… “SOMEWHERE”…
WOW!!! That brings a tear to my eyes, folks. I wandered again…sorry. Back on topic: “CRABBY PATTIES”… “THIS” is SO, SO FUNNY, folks. I frequently tell patients (crabby patients) that I must go yell at our kitchen staff… AGAIN… for serving crabby patties for breakfast or lunch!!! “THIS” usually gets a smile. NOT ALWAYS, but usually!!!
I try, my best…EVERY DAY… to help patients and staff find something to smile about. Mostly because I spent many, MANY years… depressed. And ALONE. God tried to get my attention. Many times. I now Thank God, EVERYDAY. HE…NEVER GAVE UP ON ME!!! And I try to share a sense of HOPE with people!!! Yep, I too, have “BAD” days. “Tomorrow”… is ALWAYS a new day, however. And I have always… ALWAYS… known that “tomorrow” will probably be better whenever I’m having a “BAD” TODAY!!!
Please try to give the BEST of yourself for “JUST” today, “
GO TEAM!!! WE’RE ALL IN THIS TOGETHER!!!
ALL GLORY BE TO GOD!!! AMEN.