21 June 2011

Posted by DMC on 22 June 2011 in Diary |

The following demonstrates the wonderful care that I receive under the NHS. Mid-morning, after the two carers and showered and dressed me, Ellen, our district nurse visited to check up on one or two small problems. Hard on her heels came Jenny Buckley, who works with Dr Margaret Saunders on the Rank Hospice in Cambridge. She came to talk about different mattresses and ways of reducing the amount of night pain. When Jenny left the midday carer came in to massage my tummy. Then, at 9.30 the carer came in to put me to bed. Tomorrow morning Lucy Pinner, from Papworth Hospital, is coming to instruct us in the use of the new ‘nose only’ respirator before Karen, the aromatherapist comes to do her stuff.. How good is that!

In between all these visits,writing up my blog my blog and dealing with the mouse. I watched the odd match at Wimbledon. No shock defeats yet.

Here’s another little joke for you. I hope it is not one I’ve . I have used before.  I am onlysorry that the picture does not come out on the blog.



At the end of the Sunday church service the preacher  said, “Anyone with ‘special needs’ who wants to be prayed over, please come  forward to the front by the altar.” 

With  that, Leroy got in line, and when it was his turn, the preacher asked, “Leroy,  what do you want me to pray about for you?”

Leroy  replied, “Preacher, I need you to pray for help with my hearing.”   The  preacher put one finger of one hand in Leroy’s ear, placed his other hand on  top of Leroy’s  head, and then  prayed and prayed and prayed.    He prayed a  “blue streak” for Leroy, and the whole congregation joined in with great  enthusiasm.

After  a few minutes, the preacher removed his hands, stood back and asked, “Leroy,  how is your hearing now?”

Leroy  answered, “I don’t know. It  ain’t ’till  next week.”


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