Sunday, March 27, 2011
Day 24 - The Filipino Channel
Imagine this, you have a neurological disease that you need an infusion every month for 4 days. Each day last up to 5 hours. Then, imagine you have to have a strange nurse in your home managing that infusion. Doesn't that just seem so weird?
I am that strange nurse.
I do several of these infusions every month with different patients. I have a new case that I started this week. So, I have to start the IV, mix the medication, take a lot of vital signs and do paperwork. So for the other 3-4 hours I get to either finish paperwork I haven't finished from other patients, read, or watch TV.
What did I end up doing majority of my time at this latest infusion? I watched The Filipino Channel. No, let me re-word that. I was forced. This patient of mine was so awesome and nice and I just couldn't say no to watching the TV channel of his homeland. Watch! Watch the Filipino Channel!
I watched the traffic cameras in some of the busiest intersections.
I watched soap operas.
I watched entertainment shows.
I watched the news.
I pretty much speak Tagalog now.
Oh, and then my patient also liked to watch Who Wants to be a Millionaire and Family Feud. It was awesome.
I also really like being at his house when eating Paleo. It was easy to heat up my food rather than when I am usually on the road.
Though, he was so kind and kept offering me food. I politely declined saying it was because that I already had food but it was really that I couldn't eat the wonderful food he was offering me.
Oh, and another thing that I always get offered is tea and coffee. But, I decline that for another reason. People always think I am crazy when I tell them I don't drink tea or coffee. Seriously, they just look at me like I am an alien for a few seconds.
I love being an alien. I am always that weird alien.
So, I like to include random pictures with my post. I looked up weird alien and this is what came up in the images search. Isn't this hilarious! Why do ridiculous magazines like this even exist? And who actually buys them?!