Laughter as brain injury medicine … socks hanging on door

26 Dec

Have you laughed today?  Oh, how I love helping others and being their advocate … but sometimes things are a little strange!  I take water with me every where I go.  It doesn’t mean I remember to put the lid on, or put it on tight!

While waiting on the physician I knocked my water bottle over on the floor.  Little did I realize the cap was opened and it leaked out onto the indoor outdoor carpeting in this physician’s office.  Later, the patient got off the examining table and was walking around the room.  Wet socks!  Wet feet!

Rainbow striped toe socks worn with thong sandals

Rainbow striped toe socks worn with thong sandals (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

There was no quick way of drying the socks so the patient hung the socks over the open door handles!  The very first thing the doctor said, “What are these things?”  We just looked at each other and laughed!

I guess I can still create trouble, without even trying!  How do you suppose I could dry these socks quickly in the mist of wintertime in Michigan?  There were no heat vents at the baseboard that we noticed.  Were we to hang them near the ceiling at the return air ducts?  Maybe a blow dryer would have helped!  By time we left the office the socks were dry!  The patient literally had “cold feet”!

There have been plenty of things on the floor in physicians offices and the cleanliness of water is the best thing!  What else can you imagine stepping into while in a healthcare environment?  What did you laugh about today?

Moral of story: Put your shoes back on while waiting for your appointment even while in the examining room.  You just don’t know what you will be stepping in!  You don’t want to leave with a new problem!  Only remove and walk without shoes as requested by your healthcare provider.


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2 responses to “Laughter as brain injury medicine … socks hanging on door

  1. buckwheatsrisk

    December 26, 2012 at 2:28 pm


  2. Maria Tatham (Elizabeth Ott)

    December 29, 2012 at 3:04 pm

    Hi, Edie! This was great!


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