Monday, June 12, 2017

Always Be Prepared

Can you find Jake?

Let's band-aid together, because I am stuck on YOU.... Just In Case you are wondering, PICMONKEY has 40 new FONTS and the one I used is called Homemade Apple, I LOVE IT..

Since My Motto is "Always Be Prepared", I had 87 millions bandages, anything we could possibly need for caring for Bob's Melanoma removal this past Friday....

I had 40 bandages, only 1 of the 40 was what I needed, see the open one bottom right? perfect.

I had ONE.... a trip to Wal-Mart and now I have 20 of those to add to my 4 drawers of preparedness....

Have you ever stood and LOOKED at all the different sizes, shapes and types of bandages?
YOWSA!
Before you ask WHY?  the ones I had were NOT fabric that breathes and moves with the body,  were NOT waterproof PER Doc Instructions. ... 3 hours after the surgery blood started flooding down his back, he takes blood thinners, and after holding pressure on top of an ice pack to stop it for 10 minutes, I put a wad of gauze and enough white tape to cover a battle ship.

I now only have 7 rolls of tape, not 8.... 😃😃😃

Day 2 we can use one big Band-Aid. Cost of said perfect Band-Aid is 2.48 since PER BANDAID
What's NEXT????


20 comments:

Ginny Hartzler said...

Yikes! I have a big box of all kinds of medical tape and bandages from Phil's surgeries! All kinds of stuff. And as soon as I would get rid of it, one of us would need it. I hope Bob is not anemic now! I think it is good that it is on his back. This way YOU have to take care of it. And all us wives know exactly what I mean.

DawnTreader said...

Ooooh yes... Very recent experience of browsing bandages... And whether in your own supply at home or at the pharmacy, there's usually everything you "might" need - except the very thing/size/type that you DO need... LOL... As you know, I've been lucky enough to get the wound on my elbow cared for (and bandages changed) by a nurse at the health care centre (as I have no one at home to help) but I had some "minor" wounds as well after my fall which I've been taking care of myself; and it all led to going through my whole supply of bandages and such (and finding some of it very old) and buying more of this and that "just in case"... (sighing and laughing at the same time...) Hope Bob will heal quickly!

Ann said...

It's a major event going to pick out bandages at the store. They have so many different ones to pick from. The worst part is that they don't all seem to stick too well. I had a bandaid on my finger at work and ever time my hand got wet the bandaid came off and I had to get another one. Do you know how many times my hands get wet at work? I did buy some waterproof ones recently and they do stick pretty good

Mildred said...

It figures that you would have everything but what you need in the bandage department. lol Our "first aid" kit has dwindled over the years; I probably need to re-stock.

Gayle - venturesinphotos said...

I do see Jake.
I wish Bob the best.
I am not prepared.
:)

Madi and Mom said...

OH word...a band aid with a clock I've seen it all now. Well except for the Airwick coupon I saw in yesterday's paper. Apparently you can buy one of their products...pour it in the potty before you do your business. Amazingly all the aromas and your business are trapped under the water w/o any aroma.
Hugs to you as you nurse Bob back to health...he is lucky to have you
Hugs Cecilia

eileeninmd said...

Good morning, you are so right. It is best to be prepared. We have a big bandaid drawer. All sizes and shapes. The watch bandaid is amazing. I would not buy one though. I hope Bob is healing and all is good!

Happy Monday, enjoy your day and new week!

Ruth Hiebert said...

I have an eleven year old in the house frequently and so my bandage supply is often depleted. Kids love to use bandages and lots of them.

Mama and da DB Boyz said...

I'm still trying to find Jake :-). Looks like you are prepared for anything now! Glad you found just the right band aid for Bob!

Blogoratti said...

Being prepared is everything indeed. Thanks for sharing and greetings!

Karen said...

You went to a lot of trouble to get the right bandage. He is so blessed to have such a loving wife/nurse! I remember one of the grandkids would only wear a Dora the Explorer bandaid. lol Hope that the wound is healing. Please keep us updated.

Rose said...

I am not prepared either...seems like no matter what I have, we need something a little bit different.

I am glad there has been no more bleeding episodes.

https://carolann100-havealook.blogspot.ca/ said...

Here when you have an operation. The Surgeon makes one take a iron pill and takes one off the blood thinner.

He did with me. Blood thinner I did not have but iron pill was on it through surgery and three weeks of at home.

As someone asked you is Bob a anemic.

In Bob's case it was just a matter of half hour was it.
Yes Bob is lucky to have you.

I would never of though it would have bleed like that.
That is unusual isn't it?

Mevely317 said...

$2.48 for ONE bandage? Someone needs to tell Johnson and Johnson, they're not selling to the Pentagon!!!

I can sure identify with trying to find the right fit. Between Tom's eye surgery, hip replacement (yes, he was on blood thinners) and the dog attack, our linen/drug closet looks like Cherry Ames: Student Nurse, lives here.

Lois said...

Too many choices seems to be my problem every time I go to the drug store. I'm glad you found the right band-aid, even though that is a bit expensive!

Pam Jackson said...

I was going through the decision mode when I was having issues with my finger, standing there in the isle of the store reading about all the different kinds and what they cover! Crazy! Hoping Bob's area is healing well. Have you heard anything yet on the labs from it. I heard today that there was nothing to worry with on the finger! Yay....

Denise inVA said...

Good to be prepared. Ialways thought I was but I think you are way more organized than Iam. Speedy healing to Bob.

Beatrice P. Boyd said...

Yes, we too have way more medical supplies than we probably need. Thankfully, we haven't had to use many in recent years, except for bandaids. Usually the boxes with all the same size are the most used for kitchen boo boos etc. Hope Bob is doing better.

Just Mags said...

Yep, I found that sweet Jake. All those bandages and only one like you needed...amazing. Hope Bob heals quickly and has no more bleeding. I know you will take good care of him. Hugs and give Jake nose kisses for me.

Debby@Just Breathe said...

I love being prepared. Didn't they have him stop taking his blood thinners? I know I have to stop mine for at least five days before I have something done.