Monday, February 9, 2009

Voices Of Alzheimer's Pt. IV

It's been a couple of days, and a few things have happened, but I promised y'all "warts and everything/nuts and bolts". Or however that saying goes, so how 'bout we just get started right away?

Response: "I am scared. I don't know how long I will be able to work..... what a burden will I be?"

*Snort* (Sarcastic laugh): Well doesn't that one fit me to a "T"" ?

When we first began thinking along those lines, well , of course I needed to tell my boss!

I am considered a "First Responder", and I better know what to do and when, right!?

So far it hasn't been a problem, but "little things" have begun rearing their ugly heads:

1. ( A "little thing") Our ER has 16 sliding glass doors to each cubicle.
Friday night I was having a lot of difficulty opening room 9.
Try as I might I could not get that sumbitch door to open up!
I very loudly mentioned this to the ER nursing staff, one of whom told me I was trying to slide open the wrong side.

2. Not paying attention to my order sheet, and almost did a procedure on the wrong patient.

3. My co-workers are beginning to "make allowances" for me, and are "taking up the slack" when they do not need to.

It isn't just a few things, it's a few things all the time, and it's scaring me.

Tomorrow is the time for the 72-hour EEG, and I am scared shit-less.

It will be the beginning of whatever.....

Wish I could just lie down and pull the world up over my head.

1 comment:

Zyada said...

Maybe you have very late onset Attention Deficit Disorder?