DIY Nursing Care

It’s not enough that we now have to be our own cashier, banker, waiter and candlestick maker with all the customer service friendly businesses where you now provide your own customer service.

We now announce Do-It-Yourself Nursing.

A week and a half before his surgery and because we didn’t have enough stress at the house, The Grunter arrived home early from his new job and announced he had injured himself.

This is when I check myself out of parenting responsibilities.

Because I don’t do blood or vomit.

Believe me, I do enough other stuff so don’t start thinking PhilBillPaul has to do everything. And don’t say in your head or out loud “Poor PhilBillPaul” in that voice my mother Junebug uses.


I suggested that PhilBillPaul take a look at his injury because he is an expert on personal injury. This is when his voice actually got higher as he squealed, “OH BOY, OH GEEZ, OH EVERETT YOU HAVE TO GET TO A DOCTOR…” I knew it must be bad.

They headed to an urgent care facility assigned by his new employer that was open 24 hours. Arriving back home at 2:30 a.m. they reported that it was not broken but the doctor said he was lucky because he almost blew the tip of his finger off.

This from pinching it between two big metal doors that reportedly weighed 1,000 pounds each.


Everett did not shed a tear or dance around screaming like I would have been. He did embrace the Tylenol #3.

When we went back for the followup appointment, he came out to the lobby carrying this bag.

He had to ask the receptionist/nurse?/person in scrubs for scissors so he could wrap his own injury.


I’m sure this is part of the new plan to make healthcare more affordable.

Can’t wait to do my own mammogram this year and PhilBillPaul finally goes in for his overdue colonoscopy.


One year ago..

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    Jenn Ross says:

    okay I am on my way to an RN so this will be short but for one we DO NOT make the women deliver their own babies..hahha..but you did make me laugh about doing my own mamogram and let me know how that do it yourself colonoscopy goes..another good chuckle this morning. Of course my husband came out of his and said ” guess what ..good news , they didn’t find my head” Yes sense of humor intact and enhanced by drugs!
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      Sherra says:

      No disrespect to nurses everywhere. I know how hard you all work!! The place they sent him was just a little odd! I’m sure I’ll have great blogging material after PhilBillPaul has his appointment…

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    Melodi says:

    I am thinking maybe doing my own mammogram would be better….. might not hurt as much! Glad he is okay! Boy is he having an eventful summer! Hang in there! Good to hear you blogging again!

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    ~julie says:

    Did he have to step up to the kiosk and scan his reservation number before they would check him in?

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      Sherra says:

      No scanning but I’m sure that would streamline things even more and soon we will just do everything ourselves. Those home ec sewing skills will come in handy when someone in the family needs stitches. Not.