Never Go Anywhere Without My Supplies

Sue

Never Go Anywhere Without My Supplies

Sue
cup-166778_640After a couple of reasonably good days, today was not good.

I had to take my caree to the lung specialist for a check up. Just before he was due to go into the doctor's room, he said, "I have to go to the bathroom." Of course, I knew that it was already too late, and I would be the one dealing with the nasty mess.

Sure enough, there we were, stuck with no clean-up supplies or clean Depends. I had to improvise with paper towel and water. I was so upset, but held it all together, got himself into see the doctor.

The shopping trip to get groceries had to be immediately cancelled and we came  home instead. So much for hoping for some days without "incidents". I have also learned my lesson about going anywhere with him without my bag of supplies for such events. This is the second time this has happened prior to a doctor's appointment. You would think I would know better by now.

Oh well! Time for a strong cup of tea to steady the nerves for whatever is next.

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Dee

Hi Sue.... I truly feel for you, what a tough day!!! I have gone through the same situation many a times...good job keeping it together....I know how difficult it is....Kudos to you.!!!

jan

I can imagine your husband feels even worse than you do. You both have alot of courage to keep on moving ahead in spite of the struggles. It didn't take me long to put together a first-aid kit for my mother once I saw how easily she cut herself. Now we always travel with a complete tote of accessories. And yeah, Murphy's Law, we haven't needed it now that we've got it! Hope it works for you, too. Take care.

Denise

Hi Sue--I wish I could give you a hug to go with your cup of tea. \r\n\r\nI think you are doing great. What a tough situation--and you handled it so well. And, thank goodness it's behind you. \r\n\r\nA suggestion that may help: Have a bag with supplies in your car's trunk so that if you forget your bag of supplies, you'll have a back-up in the trunk. You may also want to keep a bag with supplies for you, too, just in case. Many keep a bag ready just in case they have to spend a night in the hospital or ER with their carees. This article gives you a few suggestions for your hospital bag: http://www.m40.siteground.biz/~caregiv6/2010/03/quick-tip-have-a-bag-ready-for-hospitalization/\r\n\r\nDuring your next doctor's visit, you may want to ask if they keep incontinent supplies for emergencies. If they don't, you can suggest they do. I can guarantee you are not the first (and you wont' be the last) to have this happen. It would be great if the doctor's office had supplies, too.\r\n\r\nI'm so glad you posted about your day. This is a day that needs to be shared--no tough day should ever be survived alone. \r\n\r\nWishing you peace tonight. You're doing good. :)