New WWMC

Inside One Store Room

by Karen Grimord on July 6, 2008

Bins full of t-shirts and boxers at LRMC

New WWMCSorry Peg I did not realize I should send out the warning.  I just put my thoughts and feelings down and hope you don’t think I have lost it.  I sometimes wonder on days like today.

I went to work at 8:30 A.M.  It was a very slow day until about 4:30 P.M. when the patients arrived on the buses.  Things get hopping then but slowed down quickly on the weekends.  During the week is a different story since they see their doctors and clinics first.

I could use 10 GOOD volunteers for 8 hours and we would have the storage rooms finished.  Then we could move on to the next storage place.  I just don’t feel like I got anything done today.

I was asked to come in for a VIP tour today, but was told it would be early evening.  Once I was at work, I was told they would arrive at 6:00 P.M.  Then it was 7:00 P.M. and then shortly after 7:00 P.M.  I left work at 7:45 P.M.

The amount of adaptive clothing that is stored here is enough to blow your mind.  If we had as many patients that need this stuff as we have in adaptive clothing we would have half the hospital staff without legs, arms or in some type of brace.  We have so much adaptive clothing that it is filling one entire wall of one of the largest store rooms and there is still not enough room.  It is sad to see the time and money that is put into making these and they are sitting here but it is a good thing that we do not need these items.

I am really tired and chilled to the bone today as the weather was chilly and rainy.  I am tired and it is time to call it a day.

I worked 11.75 hours today thanks to the support of a woman that has belonged to this group for just over 3 years.  She gave in memory of her mother who was very dear to her heart.  She gave anonymously but nothing stays a secret with LHCP board members for too long.  I hope that my work here would have made your mom proud.  Thank you for your very generous contribution.  The rest of my trip is in honor of your mom.  If you would like me to release her name to the group let me know and it would be my pleasure.

Good Night!!

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