Retirement Job: THE 17 STEPS
by SHARYN ANDERSON
Recently I started a new job caring for a client in his home. How hard could this be... after all I had been a nurse for 25 years and was very capable of performing my tasks!I
I was to sleep during the day and be available for the client all night long 11pm - 8am for a long weekend! This client was awake every hour on the hour requesting that Ii warm up his neck pillow, one of these things that can be put in the micro~wave! The request wasn't the problem, the 17 steps up and down from the top of the stairs to the bottom of the stairs were the problem~~and i still had 3 nights to go!
I left my A535 rub at home in another city & client lived in the country, miles away from the closest drug store and I wasn't driving. I got a drive there for the weekend and a pick-up on Tuesday morning!
Anyways, I did make it thru those 4 nights, the client was none the wiser. However, I'm sure if i had been aware of those 17 steps, I would not have taken the assignment with that client on that long week-end.
I pretty much spent the next couple of days just lying around on the sofa & on my bed trying to recover from the (aging ) pain in my knees!