Diets in a Hospital

In my days of working in a hospital as a nurse, I have been a recipient of the hospital diets as well.

NPO (non per orem/nothing by mouth) : it’s when every minute you are busy that you forgot to eat. It usually occurs when your duty-mate have called sick for the day and you are left alone with more than 50 patients to cater to; 10 of which are critical, others require assistance in feeding, going to bathroom, or even  breathing. It also happens when you can’t take the nerve to eat when your patient dies or has pooped just as you are about to start your meal. It also happens when your salary gets delayed and you don’t have enough money left.

Clear Liquid Diet: happens when all you got is a tumbler full of water for the shift. Instead of eating, drinking water cheats your stomach and your brain thinks its full. You can quickly progress from NPO to this diet if you have mineral water available for drinking. Or if you’re desperate, try the IV Fluids.

Full Liquid Diet: in addition to water, other colored beverages are available, but no decent meal still. You survive the 8-hour shift by sipping coffee or cola or juice or milk. Though still mimicking the effect of water, this diet is much more refreshing to the taste buds. However, water should still be taken in ample amounts.

Soft diet: this is when cereals are handy. or pouridge or a soup on the go in a cup. it’s better for breakfast or night shifts and is very satisfying for the lost appetite from meal skipping.

Bland diet: this ones when you can’t taste anything. from getting sick of a cold or something like that. Everything seems to lack salt, pepper, and seasonings. Just plain. Happens when you are in a sullen and melodramatic mood; like after a breakup, or having been called to explain and make an incident report.

Diet As Tolerated (DAT): A full blast of anything at hand. Like going to an eat-all-you-can restaurant. But, be sure your stomach can handle everything or else vomiting or LBM might kick in, all the food will be wasted. The technique is to take it slow. Don’t binge. Party!

Diet for Age: to a young newbie nurse like me, I prefer more protein and high calorie foods. The lifestyle and the after-duty parties and strolling just wont be sacrificed. For the aged supervisors and superiors, more of the calcium for their bones, and a dose of the chill pill to relax their temper.

Other Special Diets:

NCCF (No Choco Colored Food)- for those to suspected/prone to have digestive tract bleeding, so as not to alter the stool exam results. Also good for those who don’t want their stools to be dark. Just that.

LSLF (Low Salt, Low Fat)- for those prone to or already has hypertension, kidney disorders, and those who don’t want to get fat. This also means your meal is almost as bland as a chewed chewing gum sticking under a chair.

EBF (Exclusive Breast Feeding)- only for babies. ONLY. not recommended for minors or unmarried or those not legal to give any consent. 😉 if you know what I mean.

 

 

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Mr. DJ?

Sa dami ng nanghihingi ng advice, pwede na akong magtayo ng programa sa radyo.

Yung totoo? Mukha ba akong DJ? Hindi na man ah.

At past na ang DJ na yan. Tapos na ako sa mga J. 

Palagian (mga kahit twice a month) meron at merong nanghihingi ng payo tungkol sa lovelife nila. Kung ano daw gagawin sa jowa nilang ayaw na silang pansinin, kung ganun ba daw talaga kaming mga lalaki, manhid ba daw kami, immature, magaling magpalusot at lahat lahat na pwedeng ibato. Sa ganitong mga panahon, I play the role of the talk show host. Tanong lang ng tanong. Facilitate ventilation of feelings. 

Ang problema kasi sa iba, nakikinig para makapag-comment agad at magmarunong (dahil in the first place naman, payo ang hiningi, edi ayun ang ibinigay). Pero nakakalimutan nila (ko) na minsan, kailangan lang nila ng may nakikinig. Or in some case, kailangan may nagrereply sa drama nilang mga nagdadrama sa text. It is to offer presence. 

May iba rin naman na nakalimutang nars ako at hindi doktor. Nanghihingi ng reseta. Ano daw gamot sa kati-kati sa singit, ganito-ganyan. Ano gagawin kung delayed ang menstruation, may suggestion ba daw ako paano makabuo ng bata (ako na walang anak? at virgin?), at minsan sa kahit na simpleng gamot sa lagnat at sakit ng ulo na paulit-ulit naman na nasa mga commercial sa tv. Haaay. Yung totoo? Nanlalambing lang eh no? Nagpapa-pansin din? Oo na. I care for you. Sasagutin pa rin kita sa abot ng akong makakaya.

 

Pero minsan one time, ng medyo nainis ako ng konti dahil sa tanong, ayun, BOOM!

< Dale, anong gamot sa pagod?

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

> PAHINGA. *sigh* with matching serious look.

 

Naman kasi eh! ginusto mo yan eh!

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May humirit pa! Kalagitnaan ng usapan, biglang:

 

 

< Dale, kelan ka magpapakasal?

 

 

Adik! Eh, single na single ako ngayon! Anong tukso yan?

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Ang hirap maging DJ sa totoong buhay. Ang daming callers. Paano pa kaya si God?

 

Bakit Single ka?

Malapit na naman ang pasko (97 days nalang!). Miyembro ka pa rin ng SMP (Samahan ng Malalamig ang Pasko). Wala kang kayakap kundi ang unan mong nangangamoy laway.

Base sa aking survey [gm sa text na mabibilang lang ang nagreply], narito ang iilan sa common reasons kung bakit nananatiling single ang isang tao.

1. TRIP LANG

Being single is a choice daw. Trip trip lang. Ayaw lang nya talaga magkarelasyon. May angal?

2. TORPE (for boys)

Single ka dahil may minamahal ka na hindi alam ang nararamdaman mo. Paalala:  “paano kayo magiging TOGETHER, kung hindi ka gagawa ng paraan TO-GET-HER.” [napulot ko lang din to kung saan]

3. WALANG NANLILIGAW (for girls)

Maganda. Sexy. May trabaho. Mabait. Nasa kanya na lahat. hmmm She couldn’t have it all: zero ang lovelife.

Siguro intimidated lang ang mga lalaki. Baka may ibang reason. [may BO or anything]. Advice ko: ikaw na ang manligaw! haha On a serious note, true love waits. Hintay hintay din. Tiwala lang. On the meantime, make yourself lovable. Show your lovable side.
 
4. STRICT ANG PARENTS
 
Weh? Ay sus! Wala yan sa kung gaano ka strikto ang parents! Kadalasan pa nga kung sino yung strikto masyado ang parents, siyang nagrerebelde. Nasa sa’yo lang talaga yan. Ikaw mismo ang ayaw ng karelasyon. Mabuti yan, mabait na bata. Ipagpatuloy ang pag-aaral.
 
5. PLAYER
 
Isa sa mga reasons kung bakit single ka ay dahil you don’t like commitments. Fling lang lahat. Be careful though. You play with fire. Chances are, you’ll get burned. [ang lalim!]
 
6. CHOOSY
Ang daming criteria. Maraming requirements. Ang ending: walang pumapasa. Tandaan: don’t look for the PERFECT person, time, place, or whatsoever; instead, love someone that would make you feel PERFECT.

7. STUCK IN THE PAST

From a relationship which ended badly. You fell in love, fell really bad that you got hurt so much. MOVE ON! You know you deserve better than that.

8. CHAKA

uhm, Belo you like? hehehe joke lang.

Sa totoo, magpakabait ka. Kung hindi ka talaga gaano kaganda/gwapo, bumawi ka nalang sa ibang aspeto. Magsipag. Magpakabait. Be caring. Hindi yung hindi na nga maganda ang mukha, pangit pa ang ugali. Darating din yung taong makakakita sa “the beauty in you”. [ipatanggal mo yung eyeglasses nila. :p]

9. HOPELESS ROMANTIC

Palagi kang nasa teleserye. Yung karakter na “inlab sa tao na inlab sa iba”, o di kaya “inlab sa taong kaibigan lang ang turing sa’yo”, or kapag part ka sa love triangle, at hindi ikaw ang pinili. Mga sawi sa pag-ibig. Mapait. tsk.tsk.tsk. Gayunpaman, life goes on.

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May kanya-kanya tayong mga reasons kung bakit single pa tayo. Hindi minamadali ang pag-ibig. Pwedeng hintayin, pwedeng hanapin. Ang totoo, nasa paligid natin ito. Nasa mga simpleng bagay. Matagal man itong dumating, pwede mo namang salubungin kung atat ka. 🙂

lakas maka emo!

Ikaw, bakit single ka?