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Old 03-05-2013, 11:57 PM   #1
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Things you do when sitting in a+e

Whether you think you have broken your leg or are waiting for an assessment of some sort you do funny things to pass time!

So far me and Oliver (frenchhorn) have:

Pulled funny faces
Attempted to tell William (Oliver's cute teddy) a story
Knitted
Used the NHS phone and electricity!
Ate there ok-ish snack box consisting of cheese and crackers, egg sandwich and a mango and apricot yogurt

AND made this thread!

So what things do you do to keep busy!







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Old 03-05-2013, 11:59 PM   #2
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I remember I had to go to A&E when I was in a therapeutic community once years back. Two other members came with me and started stealing - and wearing - things out of the cupboards in the little cubicle. You name it - rubber gloves, aprons, incontinence pants, they were all dressed up in them. It was mortifying.

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Old 04-05-2013, 12:59 AM   #3
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Generally make fun of each other and just talk about stupid random things.
If there for mentals, joke about it, it's best to make light of a bad situation and can be quite funny.

Generally act like children, and it is always a good time for a catch up. Or a sleep.




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Old 04-05-2013, 01:11 AM   #4
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I remember I had to go to A&E when I was in a therapeutic community once years back. Two other members came with me and started stealing - and wearing - things out of the cupboards in the little cubicle. You name it - rubber gloves, aprons, incontinence pants, they were all dressed up in them. It was mortifying.
Loled.

Like others have said generally make jokes especially if tis MH related, and often resort to the A-Z of bands and singers/films/whatever game when extremely bored.



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Old 04-05-2013, 02:45 AM   #5
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We have thought of a new one!

Educate the whole of the green area with classical music

Yay for Peter and the wolf :)







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Old 04-05-2013, 03:46 AM   #6
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And another one!

Having you medical physical assessment thing and seeing you best friend who is having said medical.

It's a funny thing.







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Old 04-05-2013, 07:26 AM   #7
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I tend to panic and fiddle with scarf/jacket/zip end.
But then I've only been to a and e a few times and both were connected with bad anxiety related to physical symptoms.

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Old 04-05-2013, 07:33 AM   #8
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I was once hand cuffed to a wheelchair and I started to propel myself down the corridor really fast. That was fun. Especially when the officers with me had to leg it down the corridor after me!
I also asked them if they could arrest someone for wearing socks and sandals.

Its not A&E, but when I used to get put in the police cells, I would stick a cup to the wall and play basketball with a screwed up napkin.



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Old 04-05-2013, 09:08 PM   #9
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I usually read all the leaflets. There are plenty. Or the posters. Or play games on my phone.




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Old 04-05-2013, 09:10 PM   #10
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I usually just get bored, then tap my leg because i'm bored.

Or last time I was in A&E I had a break down in the waiting room, that was fun and passed the time :)

Or i'll text some unlucky person.





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Old 04-05-2013, 09:15 PM   #11
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Once in the waiting room, I tried to convince Jocelyn the tattoo on my wrist didn't exist and she was just hallucinating it. I asked some poor guy if it was there and he said no, I liked that man :)

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Old 04-05-2013, 09:21 PM   #12
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ummm....my most entertaining time was when my a-level archaeology teacher took me to a+e, I was doing my AS level at the time, and she had an A-level paper with her....so we passed the time with her testing me on an exam I wouldn't take for another year...it was fun.



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Old 04-05-2013, 10:17 PM   #13
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I've only been in A&E twice. Once when my brother was having his mentals and then he was non verbal so I chatted to the police staff who were waiting with us. They were lovely :) and we were seen fairly quickly anyway (so police could get back to work) and then when I broke my hand and was waiting 4 hours to be seen but I was in too much pain then to really do anything at all.



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Old 04-05-2013, 10:20 PM   #14
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Play the "What's wrong with them" game, guess what's up with other people.
Read ALL the posters.
Learn how to sleep sitting upright.
Count the roof tiles.
Count the floor tiles.
Befriend anyone who is alone or looks distressed (use some caution obviously, not everyone is friendly)
Once played the "Look after the fitting person that the receptionist says isn't fitting because they have MH problems" game. I won that one.



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Old 04-05-2013, 10:29 PM   #15
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luckily I haven't been to a and e in my life but when I'm sitting in a waitingroom I sometimes start to guess what job/family/home the other people there have.



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Old 04-05-2013, 10:35 PM   #16
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I had an indepth discussion with a 3 year old about the crayon they had stuck up their nose whilst I was waiting to see someone about my knee a few years ago.



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Old 05-05-2013, 12:27 AM   #17
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My favourite thing to do in a+e is try to get out.

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Old 05-05-2013, 10:10 AM   #18
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I normally check out any hot women who are about then leer at them

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Old 05-05-2013, 11:40 AM   #19
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My favourite thing to do in a+e is try to get out.
I sit & plot my escape route & hope to hell they'll let me home

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Old 05-05-2013, 01:45 PM   #20
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I sit & plot my escape route & hope to hell they'll let me home
Same here!
That or i plan what to doin the event of a zombie apocalypse!

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