My Yearly Trip to the ER
This year in The WP Goes to the ER, the WP checks out to see if she has nerve damage caused by trauma from hitting the ground at high speeds due to being propelled off of a horse. That's right folks, Monday night and my hip wasn't getting better, my shoulder was getting worse and both my left hand and foot were starting to go numb. I did a silly thing and told my mother. She in turn told Laura-friend that I needed to go to the ER to get it checked out right away. Well that was that and before I knew it, I was in Bu going to Winchester. This was the first time I actually was quasi coherent in that ER. It was weird. Laura-friend and I waited and waited and waited. Then we waited some more. Eventually I got my vitals taken. Then there was more waiting. Quite a bit more. Then I got taken back to a hallway and left for awhile. Then I got X-rayed. Then back to the waiting room where I'm sure you can guess what Laura-friend and I did. Yea, we waited some more. Finally Laura-friend and I got to go back to see the doctor. But first we chilled at the nurse's station for an hour or two. (I completely lost track of time, even though there was a clock next to me.)
Eventually I got to see the doctor. She was really nice. Her best guess as to what happened was that I dislocated my hip, but it relocated itself. So I just needed to be nice to it for awhile and not ride horses for a really long time and take a bunch of meds that make me sleepy and weird. (Ask Liz B about me on muscle relaxers.) But there was no nerve damage so I didn't have to have surgery or anything horrible like that. I've found I don't make good decisions at 1:30 am, because the doctor offered me crutches and I told her that was okay, I didn't need them. Silly me! Luckily Mel had a pair that she let me borrow. Though I'm only using the one.
I came so close to making it through a whole school year without a trip to the ER. Maybe next year.