Wednesday, August 10, 2011
I had one of those " have I really made any progress moments today". I am a speech pathologist. I had to evaulate a hospice patient who was having difficulty swallowing. He has lost 40 lbs and is skin and bones. I was educating him on some ways to add calories and nutrition to his diet so that he could maintain or gain some weight. He says to me " I could use some of your weight". Hospice patient or not, I wanted to punch him in the teeth. Instead, I just smiled and said, "I'd love to give you some." Really? Who says that to someone? How did he expect that would make me feel? I let it bother me more than I should have. I should have said "You should have seen me 43 pounds ago!" I know I still have a long way to go, but I don't need strangers pointint it out.