We wore green
Sunday March 14th 2010, 12:29 am
Filed under: Friends,Knitting a Gift

And a good time was had by all. I rather didn’t expect the nurse I mentioned Tuesday to show up, given exposure issues with chemo, and as far as I know she didn’t, but C. was delighted to offer to take care of the shawl for me later; we’re all in this life thing together.

I did recognize one nurse there:  another of C.’s co-workers, who’d come straight to the party still wearing her scrubs.  I went up to re-introduce myself, although I couldn’t tell you which floor or ward or when I remembered her from, but given what last year was like, that’s not surprising.

She didn’t remember me at all.  I was upright and dressed for the occasion rather than decked out in a hospital gown and Eau du IV.  I was rather hoping for something like this, where that doctor was just ecstatic at seeing his patient doing the happily-ever-after, but hey.  Just the fact that someone recognized her and was healthy now and was glad to see her will, I’m hoping, give her a lift on a day sometime when she might need it.

Their work can be so hard.  But it is so important. They need to be told that their efforts matter, and nobody can like a patient can.

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Eau du IV. Oh you slay me!

Comment by (formerly) no-blog-rachel 03.14.10 @ 8:03 am

Where were you? At the hospital? I do know that it is difficult to recognize someone out of the element.

Fun –

A rather snotty lady went into the butcher shop. “I want a half dozen lamb chops, and they should be very lean!” she told the butcher. “Yes, ma’am. Of course, ma’am. To the right, or to the left.”

Comment by Don Meyer 03.14.10 @ 11:02 am

C.’s party last night, Don. She had old friends, co-workers, and neighbors there, a big get-together along with a breast cancer fundraiser for the sake of one of the nurses she works with.

Comment by AlisonH 03.14.10 @ 11:05 am

I’m sure the shawl will be a warm hug when it is presented!

Comment by Channon 03.14.10 @ 11:25 am

Eau de IV – how witty!

For sure, you couldn’t drive under THAT influence! hihihi

Comment by Suzanne in Montreal 03.15.10 @ 10:50 am

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