Friday, November 30, 2007

Bah humbug!!

I have to blog this as I am really fed up with how this country is turning into the nanny state. Now dialysis appears to be affected by it and maybe in some ways this isn't a legitimate moan as it isn't actually affecting our treatment. But as dialysis patients we never get any time off which includes Christmas, but the unit does move shifts around so everyone gets two days off together at Christmas and no one ever goes in on Christmas day. All fine but the one thing I like about our unit is that they try and make it as festive as possible and sometimes it can almost be like walking into Santa's grotto-ok a slight exaggeration but they do put lots of decorations up. Thanks to the health and safety police it seems like we are not going to be like that this year and they are fighting to even get a tree let alone anything else. It might be a sign of the times, but I don't know where it is all going to stop and it is like we don't have minds or personal responsibility anymore.


Sam said...

How unfestive! Maybe you and the other patients should sneak some things in ;o) Dad's unit is open 365 days per year, so he has to dialyse on Christmas Day this year. Hope they manage to make it festive at your unit Michelle.

Michelle said...

Oh no that sucks your dad has to dialyse on Christmas day itself-I thought all units avoided doing that.:-( Guess I am luckier than I thought then but a few hanging balls wouldn't go amiss lol.