Saturday, 31 March 2007


If I ever decide to work on stocktake again, please shoot me! I am so sick of it, being shouted at unnecessarily. First of all when I got up I had to say goodbye to Brenda. So I guess I was a bit stressed to start off. Then when i arrived I wanted to start taking stock out the cupboards for the morning. Viloshnie said it wont be necessary as they are not closing the cupboards. So we left it. Then Gill arrived, and said that no they would be closing the cupboards, but that we wouldnt have to keep going down to pharmacy, and we dont need to take anything out the cupboard. Then Debbie arrived and shouted at me when I wanted to get IV fluids out as she said that we must go down to pharmacy if we want anything! The three of them then proceeded to have a huge fight as to what we must do, in the meantime where does that leave us? Then one of the mums started complaining about not being seen yet by Dr. Naranbhai. When yolande came up to see the mom she informed us that Pharmacy would be closing at 12! Well, thank you for informing us! then, pharmacy was supposed to reopen at 4pm, but they just locked up and went home! So of course we still had scripts sitting in the ward. And then of course they all just walked out the ward at 11am and left us to pick up the pieces. I am so sick of it. I guess I am just really feeling abused and unappreciated at the moment. I had a long chat later with Yolande and that really helped a lot. Anyway, I dont see anything changing in the near future, and I think it is only going to get worse. Evashnie is going to the opposite shift now, so that means that I will be working with session sisters again. That is of course if I am lucky as for the last 6 months I was often working on my own, which makes life very difficult when Debbie is not there.
Brenda came to see me to say goodbye, which of course made me feel even worse, I miss her so much already, I will be counting the days until I see her again. I know she is going to have a good time, though. I just hope she takes loads of photos.

Thursday, 29 March 2007


Today was the day Brendas year went to the IMAX theatre to see Deep Sea. They seemed to enjoy it, but I think all the moms felt a bit shell shocked by the experience, lol. It was a great movie though, and I have resolved to take Brenda to the IMAX more often instead of the normal movies. It is much more interesting and educational. Next month they are showing Treasure Planet, so I will definitely try and take her there. Not that that is educational, though. Well, since I have last written on here there has been chaos in Durban. There was a rain and wind storm which blew half of Durban away, and the next Monday and Tuesday there were freak waves which washed the other half away! We havent been to the beach yet to see what has happened, but hope to go tomorrow. Brenda flies to Johburg on Saturday, and then to Mauritius next Friday. I am going to miss her so much, I am missing her already. Tomorrow is break up day, so at least I can spend some time with her. Was going to go to gym this afternoon, but we had a terrible rainstorm, so will go tomorrow.

Thursday, 15 March 2007


Well here I am again after quite a while. Things have been fine here. I had my interview with Brendas teacher yesterday. She said that Brenda is doing fine apart from her spelling and her handwriting. The OT also phones and basically she suggested stopping the OT and starting remedial classes for a while. The teacher agreed with her. The only problem is that the OT is covered by medical aid, and that wont be, so who knows where that money is coming from.
Work has been busy and once again staffing is bad. We were supposed to open our high care, but now they have said that it is not a high care, but an observation ward. Basically because they are too stingy to staff it as a high care. The problem is that they havent bothered to officially inform the doctors about that. Which means that we are getting sick patients there who the doctors expect to be specialled, but we dont have any extra staff. I dont know what is going to happen.
As far as the diet goes it hasnt been going too well. But I have been quite good with gym and have gone on most of my days off. I went and saw Music and Lyrics with Sharon last week which was great, and have also joined a book club, so I have been keeping busy. That is all for now, but I hope to be back soon.