Friday, January 9, 2009

Washing my husbands scrubs...

who knew I was saving lives?

So this morning I was stretching at the gym next to a couple of older men. I NEVER stretch non-preggo. Not even before a marathon. But right now, for me, it is the best thing I can do for all those aches and pains. If you use the yoga ball and just lie there on your back rocking back and forth I get up feeling like I just had an hour long massage. Nice! Okay, I'm getting way off track. So while I was lying in complete bliss belly up on the ball I over heard this man tell his friend that he had read an interesting article the night before in the Wall Street Journal about hospital scrubs. Hospital scrubs?! My ears perk up --- I can't wait to hear about scrubs for I know all about hospital scrubs...I am married to scrubs, they have been the bane of my laundry days for the past 6 years. They are so gross. I practically hold them a foot away from me with only my thumb and pointer as not to contaminate myself with who knows what. So he went on to tell his friend that this article said that most scrubs worn by medical staffers are taken out of the hospital and worn all around town, in restaurants, transportation places, etc. They pick up germs and then are worn day after day in the hospital as they are transported to patients. He said some nurses and doctors admit to washing them once a week and some only once a month! (Do these people not have noses?!) He was completely in shock as he told his friend this news and I just had to chime in, completely uninvited yes, but hello! I am an expert in this area plus I had something to say. 
"My husband is a doctor and works 90 hours a week, he doesn't have time to wash his scrubs, I completely believe he would be one of those who goes a week (maybe a month!) without washing, but the only reason why he does have clean scrubs everyday is because he has a wife to wash them! Maybe before you see a doc you should ask if he's married because chances are they will be clean. Otherwise, you're on your own!"  They laughed and thought my comment was very interesting. 


Or at least I'd like to think so. 

As life would have it, just as I was about to press "publish post" to my ground breaking news story of a post I hear the dreaded fast running feet in the next room followed by a very distinct puking sound followed by splashing of vomit all over my kitchen floor. Yep, three fresh slices of double pepperoni pizza & 2 mugs of root beer courtesy of Connor. 

Seriously, kill me now.

On the plus side, scrubs don't seem all that icky anymore.


Mitchell Family said...

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Anna said...

I also hate the scrub washing. And poor Conner. I was unfortunately eating breakfast when I read this...I put it down.

[BrookeO] said...

Oh J.
Honestly! Your life is never at a lull.
Holy Cow. Sorry about Connor, go rent Water Horse --- RedBox --- my girls LOVED it.

So when you hitting up GoodWill?!!

PS Scrubs, I totally wash but do the same thing, they get their own load and own dirty laundry basket, but I do wash them and fold them ever so. Interesting.

Lesley said...

K that is great!

Kristal said...

Any special tricks for getting out dried blood? I have one kid whose nose is like a bloody faucet some days.

Sarah said...

Oh, Jaime, I hear you on the barfing thing - I've been cleaning up kid barf since Monday morning. You really find out how many kids you have when the stomach flu comes around. :P Even better when you're pregnant.. haha

Nic@Nite said...

I am so glad we don't have to wash scrubs here, he drops them at the hospital every day. I don't know if I could do that. Way to go-saving lives!!