Day +3113: I haven’t got time for the pain…

”I haven’t got room for the pain
I haven’t the need for the pain…”

6/9/2019: The Play That Goes Wrong or The Day That Goes Wrong? Our day started out well enough yesterday with our usual delicious pre-show brunch. We were sad to learn it was our favorite waiter’s last day at Forno but exchanged email addresses, wished him well, and said our goodbyes. A beautiful day and more than an hour before show time, we decided to go for a walk. I was tooling along, chatting, taking pictures with my phone, and enjoying the scenery, when suddenly I tripped and fell to the sidewalk. I got up, noted my phone was unbroken, my knee scraped and my foot hurting but still able to walk. We were about a block away from the theatre at this point and continued there. Security called the office and had them bring me first aid supplies to clean up and bandage my bloody knee. I enjoyed the show despite the physical discomfort.

At intermission, I checked my email and had a message from our waiter…I’d unknowingly dropped my wallet and left it it the restaurant. We finished watching the show, and I waited in the theatre lobby while Michael retrieved my wallet. Walking was pretty painful by this time. I decided I wanted to get my foot x-rayed, and after some discussion about pros and cons of going home to the local urgent care center or to the nearby Hopkins ER since we were already in the city, we decided on the latter.

We arrived around 5 p.m., and I was triaged almost immediately and x-rayed within about an hour and a half. Then began the long wait for a room. At 8:30, I persuaded Michael to go home and feed the cats and give them their meds. At 10, I was taken to a room and attended by a nurse. Eventually, I was seen by a PA who told me that my foot was broken and a request had been sent for an orthopedic consult. Michael returned. Eventually, I was seen by an orthopedic attending and two residents and released with a bandaged knee and special shoe for my fractured foot with instructions to follow up with primary care in two weeks. We left the hospital around 1:30 a.m. this morning.

2 Comments:

  1. Sitting in the ER for the evening is not pleasant. I’m glad you were able to enjoy then show and get your wallet though.
    Best and thinking of you often!

  2. Geez lady I feel so bad for you. Finally out and about then BLAM!
    I just don’t think I could handle half of what you have. Sending warm
    Wishes and prayers as always❤️
    Carol king

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