Thursday, March 18, 2010

Whatever Works


Yesterday evening, I ran into a colleague who is one of those fearless nurses who goes anywhere in the city. She's not exactly fearless, but that's how she's perceived and this is how this cockamamie culture of skewed safety perseveres within my work environment. She told me she couldn't go where I go at night--even though it's where she goes during the day. Everything looks a little worse in those neighborhoods under the cloak of darkness. Interestingly, just when you'd think most would be tucked safely in for the night, it's those neighborhoods that are just starting to come alive. These people are fooling themselves into thinking daylight makes these areas safer. They're not.

Anyways, this nurse is also into Healing Touch therapy. Her patients swear by her energy restoring treatments. With the touch of her hands and a few murmured words, she heals people of pain, anxiety and stress. Last night, she insisted on giving me a treatment that lasted just a few short minutes. It couldn't have come at a better time, because late last night, security didn't answer their phone. I needed an escort into the city--right into the heart of an area that makes me quake in my Danskos--and they didn't answer the damned phone.

I went, reinforced with a fearless nurse's healing touch and brand new energy shield meant to protect me. I must have looked like a crazy woman driving down I-94, repeating over and over, "nobody will hurt me with my brand new energy shield."

It worked.

Fearless has her own Healing Touch practice. I'm scheduling a one hour appointment. Stat.

Don't go thinking I didn't rip security a new orifice this morning. I did. It's not the first time they haven't answered their phone at night, but I'm willing to bet that it may be the last time they don't. Bright and early today, in addition to my new energy shield, I'm also armed with alternative numbers for our security escort service.



13 comments:

Brenda said...

Oh my gosh. Sounds scary to me, even with the shield. Glad you let the security folks have a piece of your mind. Having the backup number will help...hope you get out of this line of work soon Rudee. Did you hear neither one of us won the Dream Home giveaway? Maybe next year.....

Rudee said...

I was so sad about the Dream Home, Brenda. I had my heart set on turning the casita into a fiber arts room--just as soon as I put a real door on the bathroom. Who dreamed that design element up?

Jane said...

So glad you gave the security folks a piece of your mind! What do they think they're playing at?! Praying for you in your situation, my friend.

Queenmothermamaw said...

Oh Rudee I am so glad you reamed those security folks. Nothing makes me madder. The very last night visit I made, made the visit for the on call RN because I lived near the patient and it was storming. It was to the home of my boss who had terminal lung cancer. She had had a seizure and fell off the commode. Her mom went with her to the hospital that night and she never returned home. I loved that woman and miss her to this day. She and I would do Healing Touch for each other.
QMM

Stephanie V said...

Grrr! Those security folks need a kick in their backsides!
Thank goodness for your Healing Touch shield. An hour's treatment should put you in a really special zone. Truly, it sounds magical.

Ari_1965 said...

Glad you're okay.
Security owes you abject apologies and fresh banana bread.

Finding Pam said...

If I am ever encounterd by an evil person that wants to hurt me,they better think twice because I would go all crazy on them. ha!

I pray for your safety.
The work you do is so improtant that surely God protects you.

Jadekitty said...

So glad that you are fine, and happy to hear that you gave those guys a what for. I'll be praying for you too.

Cheryl said...

Rudee,
Having to go into neighborhoods, with similar issues, it makes me furious that security would not pick up the phone. There is no excuse for that. After your chat with them, I doubt it would happen again, but if it does our city police are really good about giving escorts.
Glad you found the Healing Hands Touch so helpful. It sounds like it can be helpful on so many levels. Glad your going back for more.

XXXXXXX

Rose said...

So glad you're safe and really glad you had the healing treatment. I've never heard of that, wonder if I can get some around here? Lord knows I need it. How's the packing going? I assume the house deal is sealed?

Ruth said...

There is no excuse good enough for security to offer - if you feel you need a escort you need it. No question.

Hope the Healing Touch helps and you can sleep peacefully.Its sounds realy lovely.

Rudee said...

Ari, I got no banana bread, but I did get about 10 apologies during an escort into the city yesterday.

bettyjf1 said...

Doesn't sound like much of a security service!! I had a neighbor back in Gold Canyon who was a message (sp?) therapist. She also did the healing touch. I'm with Brenda and hope you get out of that dangerous line of work. You're my hero though; Hospice nurses are life savers. I've seen it several times.