Abigoliah Schamaun

Comedian, Yogi, Whiskey Enthusiast. 

Taking Care of the Sick.

Taking Care of the Sick.

*Originally Posted: January 23, 2016

BLEND, BLEND, BLEND!

Guess who woke up at 7am to take Crossfit at 8am!? THIS GIRL!! Thank you, thank you, you can all sit down now. I couldn’t of done it without your love and support. No really, stop applauding please.

After class I grabbed a green juice from a local establishment and then headed to the hospital. I’m fine, but my boyfriend Tom had to have a wisdom tooth removed and asked me to take care of him for the day. A few years ago he broke his arm and warned me that anesthesia hits him pretty hard, I’ve never been around anyone directly after a minor surgery so I figured how hard could it be.

Tom’s name was called and he went back to have his tooth yanked from his face and I munched on kale chips and read a book in the waiting room. About 20 minutes later the nurse came out, “Abi for Tom?”

I went back into the post tooth pulling waiting room, took one look at Tom and dear God was the man high! He had a bunch of cotton in his mouth and blurry dumb look on his face when he looked up at me. So dumb in fact I’m not sure if he knew why I was there let alone who I was. I sat next to him as he nodded in and out of conciseness. Finally the cotton was removed from his mouth and the nurse gave him a cup of water and a straw to sip from. I spent the next hour chatting to him and helping Tom put the straw in his mouth because it was a bit of a challenge at the time. Our talk went like this:


“There are no stitches.”“No Tom. The doctor didn’t need to use stitches”
“Is there an aftercare package?”
“Yes Tom, they gave me your medicine and a paper saying how you should take care of it.
Tom then sticks his finger in his mouth.
“No, don’t poke at it you’ll remove the scab.”

Silence for two minutes.

“There are no stitches.”
“No Tom. The doctor didn’t need to use stitches”
“Is there an aftercare package?”
“Yes Tom, they gave me your medicine and a paper saying how you should take care of it.
Tom then sticks his finger in his mouth.
“No, don’t poke at it you’ll remove the scab.”

I help Tom put straw in his mouth.

“There are no stitches.”
“No Tom. The doctor didn’t need to use stitches”
“Is there an aftercare package?”
“Yes Tom, they gave me your medicine and a paper saying how you should take care of it.
Tom then sticks his finger in his mouth.
“No, don’t poke at it you’ll remove the scab.”
“You’re a hot mess Abigoliah Schamaun.”
“Um….ok.”

Finally, he felt good enough to leave and we hoped in an über to go the 4 miles to my house. We got to mine an hour later. Never take a cab through central London. Tom slept in the the whole ride. As we got out of the car Tom showed me his finger with a large red scab on it. “Is this supposed to happen?’

“I told you not to poke it!”

I got him into my flat and he immediately passed out on the couch, I left to go the store and got started on making us some Crazy Sexy Bean Chili from Kris Carr’s w
ebsite. Tom woke up three hours later, “Did they give us an aftercare package?” I burst out laughing. He remembered nothing from the hospital. He was now his coherent self again though a bit sore. I think I used my Vitamix six times yesterday. Tom really likes smoothies with milk, yogurt, honey and banana, and though I’m off dairy and sugar the guy’s sick so I thought I’d be nice and make him one or two as it turned out. In full disclose while scooping out the yogurt I wasn’t thinking and I licked the spoon. Oops. Later on I made us Vegan Chocolate Protein shakes using whole almonds, dates, one banana, almond milk, cinnamon, and raw cocoa powder. It was so good! I made the same thing as a night cap for us but I thinned it out with water and turned it into hot chocolate! For dinner we had soup and I blended Tom’s in the Vitamix and ate mine whole like a big girl. It was a lovely night off of making various blended things and watching Harry Potter movies. We crawled into bed at 1am and as we were falling asleep Tom mused, “There are no stitches.”

“Stop poking it!”

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