I'm starting a new job in a few weeks about I got to thinking. I'm working at a large hospital as a chaplain, which basically entails walking all over the place. I'm quite excited about the program as I will be training for a year, and it's pretty much interfaith so it should be really interesting. The main thing is to be there for families when they're having a hard time, and to advocate for them when they don't understand what the doctors are saying.
So I was thinking of ways to carry my medication (both asthma and migraine) as I think when I'm on call, and things can get crazy, it might be a good idea to have my night meds on me say so I can take them on time, particularly when I'm sick, as I tend to have asthma flares every 3 months or so.
The thing is it's making me uncomfortable. For some reason I think the expectation is going to be that I not carry a purse, at least a larger one. Last time I did this I got a dayplanner that zips up that I could stick a good number of things is. But this time I know I also can't use hospital soap as I am allergic. And I now take 2 preventer inhalers. And I seem to remember I kept dropping things.
So I found this really cool site that makes inhaler/epipen/spacer covers that I could stash some hand sanitizer or soap in too, as they will custom make them for you. But I'm really self concious about it. I wish I could be more discrete. The other option is having a small purse, but I think most people walk around without anything pretty much and I need my hands free to write and read, and don't want much more to carry as I'll have to start sanitizing that!
They're so pretty I can't decide which ones I like best :).