Things I’m Lovin’ Sunday #4
So here I am, stuck in Winnipeg’s Health Sciences Centre for the 13th day in a row, and I’m getting pretty down about the whole ‘life in a hospital’ experience. How am I supposed to know if the irritability I’m feeling is a result of medication or just the understandable ire of someone who has been literally connected to a wall for close to 2 weeks? I can’t.
Instead, I am going to resurrect my old idea of posting some positive things on a Sunday. In no particular order, here is my happy juice for the day…
1.Free Healthcare: Ok, ok…for those of you who are ready to scream ‘socialist state’ and comment on how taxes are just another way to pay the bill for someone else, I say ‘get over yourself’. You have no idea when you or a loved one will need it. And according to my very non-scientific review of a few websites, my stay here to date would have already cost me at least $40,000 – and that’s just for regular care! I’m in a specialized wing that has considerably more expenses attached, and there is no way I could pay for it on my own. Thank you Canadian health coverage.
2. Halloween Candy: Though I had to miss Halloween with my Tuktu this year, I had the benefit of being in the city where November 1st is valued as highly as Black Friday shopping…candy sales to clear room for the Christmas stocking stuffers! Now, while I was relegated to my hospital room, J was able to scoop up some overly sweet bags of corn syrupy goodness. Swedish berries anyone?
3. Free Internet: Enough said.
4. Wipes: I already knew I was a fan of baby wipes after have to clean up an infant with diarrhea (insert shocked gasp here), but I have a whole new appreciation for washcloth wipes. Comfort Personal Cleansing Cloths is the kind HSC stocks. You see, showers are few and far between when you’re pulled in for video-EEG telemetry monitoring; the disposable washcloths provided make it bearable.
5.The Food Network: Love it. It’s not included in the Co-op cable package which we pay for in Rankin, so watching it in Winnipeg is a wonderful indulgence – Chopped marathon anyone?