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Working Girl
07 Jun 2009
I had to start my Caregiver course on Wednesday and I worked on Thursday and Friday as well.Started at 7am and finished at 4am.Was a bit hectic at first with hubby trying to help me in the mornings with the boys and making of lunch plus to drop off the little one at school,but I have survived so far, I guess the good thing is that I am always up for a challenge. I have made so many friends and learn` t so much recently that I am now making jokes about my brain starting to work after 13 years of being at home.I have never worked in my life so there were moments that I felt I wanted to quit and found the courage to carry on.
I am in a ward with about 18 elderly patients who are so wonderful to me and are also full of praise...I find myself talking about them when I get home and just cannot stop telling hubby and the kids about them.My job is basically to help clean them up and make them comfortable. The down side to it is in the mornings when we take over from the night shift the smell is terrible....Am trying hard to get past that but once we clean up the day is not so bad then there's their meals we help serve them and toilet rounds and nails to cut and a few other things.It is nothing that you wont do for yourself or a loved one at some point in our lives.
I have found such joy working with them that I think that I will always want to work with the elderly.
Today was our first day of college which we attend for the next 4 months every Saturday.
Lots to learn but I am pretty sure that once my brain starts working it wont stop.
We had about 15 minutes before the class ends when the lecturer said she wants to take us into the ward to show us how to make a bed with envelope fold technique so we happened to go to the ward i work in. These patients that I have met for just 3 days have grown so close to me as i have to them.They could care less that the lecturer was there because they insisted that they talk to me first.It really surprised me at first that from a class of 30 students they saw me. All i did was smile and a pat on the back for some or a 'how are you darling' and they were so happy so that just made my day.I am sure that It was evident to my lecturer that I am trying and am good at what i do especially after only being there for 3 days.