Today I noticed that the water cooler was empty and needed a new bottle. As I struggled to pick up the new bottle, I wondered how much it weighed, so I took it to our scale and weighed it. It weighed 44.5 pounds.
I was struck by the comparison of the weight of that bottle, and the amount of weight that our patients lose. Most patients lose at least 2 of those bottles in weight. Many more lose three, four, five, or even six of those bottles!
From time to time, we need to remember and appreciate all the hard work we’ve done.
Just sit back and count the water bottles!
How many have you lost?