Taller than Life

Let me introduce you to my friend Lidia I see once a year for coffee(In the picture with me). We live and work in basically the same town. When we do see each other we talk about the ‘unspeakables’… this includes diabetes, woundcare, colostomies and homecare. The best move is to keep your phone off because all of these have graphic details stored in the photo albums on each of our phones. This is how we communicate- “Can you see this patient today?” And a picture communicates a thousand words… the patient is seen the same day.

To me that is what real nursing is about- you don’t have to do much explaining- there is just that ‘knowing’ that what is important get’s done quickly, efficiently and with care.

When a fellow nurse tells you it is raining outside- you don’t have to go check- you know it’s raining outside.

Sr. Lidia Krijt is the braver one: she runs a Home Care Service, employing hand picked home care workers(#jobcreation yay!) and oversees their work. This gets me excited because the more foot care I do the more I realize people are staying independent longer and sometimes just needs care once a week, once a day, once ’for my home stay after surgery’: then I get the phone-call… can I help? Do I know somebody? The worst case scenario for me is a senior having a stranger enter their house and care for them without proper training or care management. People management is stressful and you want reliable care who will show up, do the right thing and become part of your circle of trust. Lidia has done all that and as a team we have seen many legs saved. Anything else? Is possible…

So if you phone me and ask for help- I will give you her number. Or you can find her here www.NurseAtHome.co.za

Sr. Marthie Nel Hauptfleisch
Singer-Songwriter, Professional Nurse, Inspirational Speaker
“Find Your Purpose And Run With It”
Marthie@MarthieNel.com
083 767 2701
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>”Jazz Fridays” is happening in November at Stellenbosch Museum- it’s that red building in the middle of town that is jaw-dropping beautiful inside. We are going to be swinging in the courtyard outside. I can’t wait! Winston Siljeur is bringing his best musicians and if you haven’t heard him play you are in for a treat. I’m going to have to remember to sing something because sometimes I forget and just listen. Early Bird Tickets are for sale now until 18 October, we have Group Tickets and Student Tickets as well. You can bring your own food and drink or pre-order a “Picnic in a Box” from Paul Roos Spar. The button below will take you there…
>Thank you to Marthinusss for the great poster design for #JazzFridays- it has ‘fun and summer’ written all over it and that was exactly what I wanted!
>Foot Care as Usual- weekdays.
>I am working on shows #Afrikaans #Sonder Grense with Bram Potgieter for Wellington, Durbanville, Pretoria and Stellenbosch. If you are interested in hosting a #HouseConcert let me know.
>The song of the week is a weird one. I wrote it last year just before we got a new president. Everybody needs a lullaby, to be held and rocked with ‘Everything is going to be okay’.
Lullabye for Africa
Mamma hears the babies cry
And she rocks you
Yes she will rock you
Mamma hears the daddies cry
And she will rock you
Yes she will rock you

Who needs a lullaby
When the world has gone crazy
The king knows there’s no money left
to give him

Mamma hears the babies cry
And she rocks you
Yes she will rock you
Mamma hears the daddies cry
And she will rock you
Yes she will rock you

You know the roof leeks
When it’s raining
And when the sun is shining down
It’s baking

Mamma hears the babies cry
And she rocks you
Yes she will rock you
Mamma hears the daddies cry
And she will rock you
Yes she will rock you

Who will make the babies tears dry up?
Who will bring a smile to a daddy’s face?
When the day comes we all will celebrate
Because they say a saviour- he is gonna come now- any day.

Come-come tomorrow/We are all waiting
Come-come tomorrow/While our hearts are aching

Mamma hears the babies cry/ And she rocks you
Yes she will rock you/ Mamma hears the daddies cry
And she will rock you/Yes she will rock you

Link to song… Lullabye for Africa-Marthie Nel Hauptfleisch-Woman On Fire youtu.be/ezijvuMXJBM

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