Sunday, April 25, 2010

Windex

Did you ever see the movie My Big Fat Greek Wedding? In it, the father of the bride, Michael Constantine, uses Windex to cure all manner of minor ailments, especially of the skin (as I recall). At the end of the movie, the groom quickly heals a pimple on the morning of the wedding with Windex, showing his embrace of the bride's kooky family.

Over the last few years, as we've come into contact with lots of nurses and aids, we've found that they all seem to have some product that's their Windex. Of course, the product varies from person to person, but they all have something that is the cure-all. This is especially true with respect to the skin.


The two most popular windexes we've encountered are Aloe Vesta and Calmoseptine, with Calmoseptine the most popular at the moment. Skip's aid is always dabbing it on various spots on her skin to head off any new problems. We love the care and attention that's behind the use of these products to take care of folks like Skip.

May there always be caregivers and their Windex.

6 comments:

Patrick@Caregivingly Yours said...

This is soooooo true!!!

Caregivingly Yours, Patrick

zoomdoggies said...

Did you know the word "Calmoseptine" comes from the Greek word "calmos"?

Cranky said...

Starting comments over ...

Patrick - funny! Perhaps this is a feature of caregivers all over.

Zoom - those Greeks, always on to something! :-)

Have Myelin? said...

I forgot all about those things! This is so true. They brought that for my Dad and Grandma. =)

soulsoprano said...

I have my own favorite "Windex" called "Lantiseptic". It is loaded, and I mean LOADED with lanolin, which I swear by as being the best of the best stuff when it comes to healing skin or preventing breakdown. Love the Calmoseptine, too. It's the favorite of our nurses. Aloe Vesta, not so much. Great post!

Cranky said...

Sherry - interesting that the windex concept has been there through the generations.

Soulsoprano - thanks for posting. I'm going to check out the lantiseptic, it sounds good. Especially as I agree with you on the Aloe Vesta.