Herself had a hospital appointment yesterday.
This meant a few things that didn’t make me very happy.
First of all, it entailed a trip up to Dublin which is something I try to avoid. Dublin has become foreign territory over the years and lately it has become even more foreign. They are in a panic at the moment as they reckon that it is a hotbed of NewFlu and are threatening to send it into “lockdown” if the residents don’t behave themselves. That can’t come soon enough in my book as it would be the perfect excuse to avoid the kip.
My happiness decreased also at the prospect of wearing a face-nappy. We were to visit a hospital complex where they are a tad paranoid and have enforcement police everywhere.
So we headed up. The journey wasn’t too bad and I even found parking which was unusual. But then I had to don the nappy. Immediately my glasses fogged up and remained opaque which meant I could only guess tat I was walking in the right direction. Also I was pushing a wheelchair which required a certain amount of effort which in turn meant an increased requirement for oxygen. But I couldn’t breathe.
The nappy I have is one we were given by one of our health visitors which means it is very fine mesh. I suppose that if it’s supposed to stop a virus it must be fairly restrictive but frankly I would rather catch a virus than suffocate. Surely logic would dictate that a mesh fine enough to trap a virus has, by definition an inability to allow air through easily? If you can breath through it then it is pretty fucking useless.
In the end I found a way of hooking the nappy so I could breathe properly. It wasn’t going to stop a virus but it was going to stop the enforcement police.
We were in there for over an hour. It seemed like a whole day. Herself was beginning to turn blue from the lack of oxygen and had already caused one panic when they thought she was suffocating. We couldn’t wait to get out the door where we promptly ripped off out nappies and sparked up our respective cigarettes and pipe.
It was nice to get a lung-full of fresh air again.