I've had more than a few to laugh when I describe how I always like to have a blanket or cover when I am watching television, relaxing, and sometimes even when I am working from my home office. But, there's a comfort that I feel in being wrapped, under-cover. Dare I say, I am tightened up? LOL. Well, I just did. Just like Archie Bell and The Drells sang about in the 1968 "Tighten Up." (They had some additional meanings, too, I am sure!) I'm not the only one who feels this way, either.
did the delivery person drop off five super rolls of saran wrap on a cardboard stick here, I asked one of my colleagues in the satellite pharmacy covering NICU, Peds, and the OR? This isn't dietary, lol! I am not sure came the reply. Later that evening during 8 PM rounds (those were the days I could leave the pharmacy, and while picking up orders, engage with nursing, medical staff, patients, and families=the good ole days) someone asked if the saran wrap was in the pharmacy! Yes, I said...how did you know that? That's what we use to wrap the pediatric psych patients when they experience a crisis. The sensory pressure helps them to relax, and their anxiety begins to subside. (note: today, saran/plastic wrap has been replaced in favor of anxiety blankets, gravity blankets or weighted blankets)
There's a history behind the #TightenUpWellness, too.
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