Monday, September 11, 2006
Rainy Day Conversation
On the way to a chiropractic appointment this morning, the conversation in the car went something like this:
Mom: Those clouds sure do look rainy.
S.O. Yep. Actually, it is raining right now.
Mom: My hand looks awful (pulling dressing back to inspect her palm)!
S.O. You need to stop pulling on the dressing, okay?
Mom: My back sure is painful (wincing). It hurt bad all night.
S.O. Remember we've talked about this? When you are in pain you can ask the nurse and they will give you something for it.
Mom: I don't have anything.
S.O. I know. Just ask the nurse. She will have some.
Mom: Those clouds sure look dark and rainy.
S.O. Yes, but it is raining. That's good because we really need rain. .
Mom: My hand sure looks terrible(pulling dressing back to inspect her palm).
S.O. Please stop pulling on the dressing,okay? Every time you do that you pull on the wound a little.
Mom: I can look at my hand if I want to. It hurts. And my back hurts.
S.O. Remember, ask and they will give you something for pain.
Mom: Who will?
S.O. The nurse who brings your medications. She will have some Tylenol.
Mom: Those clouds look like rain clouds.
S.O. Yes, they sure do. In fact, it is raining right now. See the drops on the windshield?
Variations of this conversation are repeated several more times over the next ten minutes. Then...
Mom: Oooooh, my back is so sore.
S.O. (Trying something different) Mmmmm...my back kind of hurts too. Maybe it is the damp weather.
Mom: Did you take some Tylenol?
Mom: Well I guess next time I'll just have to remind you.