Tuesday, 18 August 2015


I've now been working as a health carer for almost 2 months, and it's safe to say that I've learnt a LOT in my new job. Here are ten of those things..

1. Most of the time, we don't realise how lucky we are in life. There are so many people living with incurable illnesses; who are unable to walk, talk, think or eat properly. It's a completely different world compared to the one I (we) am used to living in.

2. It took me a while to regain my confidence on the road but now I have, I've realised there are so many d*ckheads who are also on the road! INDICATE PEOPLE.

3. If you work long hours/shifts, it's really important to have a book and a chocolate stash in your car.

4. A hug and a cup of tea are two of the best things you can offer someone. It really can make their day.

5. Although it's not always easy, leaving work at work, and leaving your personal life at home is for the best.

6.  I am now really familiar with PEG feeds, medications, creams, inhalers, oxygen, catheters, hoists and slidesheets, which are also now part of my everyday vocabulary.

7. You can never have too many disposable gloves or too much hand sanitizer.

8.  Just when you thought you'd seen it all before, you see something even worse.

9. I am actually quite good at staying calm and working under pressure.

10. A good night's sleep is one of life's greatest pleasures.

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