After a few hours of lethargy, I assembled my little black bag, Toughbook laptop, PDA, cell, vaccines, camcorder, camera and headed out to the “Quarters” to see my elderly homebound patients.
The first stop is “Ms. Lolli” 97 years young and as spicy as Cayenne. As soon as I hit the door, she says, “I got pepper tea, Barq’s, Diet cola, and Gin. What you havin’ today and then we can talk about the spider bite.” “I will take a Barq’s on the rocks” as I made it near her comfy rocking chair. We sat and chatted about her spider bite, the French Quarter Festival and everything in between as I sipped the cool Barq’s. I almost forgot she was my patient and I was actually working. I am glad I came to work today…just knowing that she was waiting with the door unlocked anxious to tell her story made my lethargy turn to glee.