Days never go as you expect them.. My Rotas pattern got altered yesterday as I was asked to go in early on my shift.. But was I was told I could take the time back at the end of my shift, So I was quite happy…. Little knowing that we would be short of staff today.. and I’d end up working on my own for a time..
I can’t say too much as we have client confidentiality.. But during the time I’m on my own.. I got assaulted by a service user.. I was shook up, and I’m fine.. Bruised back, and bruised pride.. I usually have a great rapport with this particular Male Service user. But he must have been having a Bad day… And took it out on me..
In a split second… life could have been so different.. As I had knives near me in the kitchen, a hot boiling pan on the stove.. So I thank my lucky stars I just got a bruise..
So Just spare a thought for all those who support those who need our help.. As a lot of people have to put up with a lot of abuse.. and it’s not just those with learning difficulties.. And It is not just those who work in our hospitals, and in Mental Health who have to deal with those who are violent, But our Accident and Emergency Services ,As well as School teachers, Bus Drivers and so on…
You could walk out your door tomorrow, and your life could change in an instant..
I thanked God today… That I walked back through mine..