Saturday, September 12, 2009

E.R. visit

Last night Frank and I had a fun night in the E.R.! Just before 9:00 last night we were taking the dogs out to go to the bathroom before we went to bed, I had asked Frank to go with me because there is an area we have to go down that had no light. I was a little bit ahead of Frank with Ellie and went to walk down the stairs [[which is the area that is in the dark.]], there are only 3 stairs but I missed the 3rd stair and rolled my right ankle. As soon as I fell I heard a really loud pop follwed by a small pop. Frank had to carry me back to the apartment, which was scaring me cause he was trying to speed walk and I was holding the dog leashes. I was freaking out that the dogs would trip Frank and we both would go down ha. I had Frank take the dogs out to go to the bathroom really quick then we put them in there cage for the night and headed to the E.R. Of course when we got there it was so crowed there were hardly any seats. Frank was a little suprised, I wasn't ha it was just after 9:00 so the busy time was starting to slow down. I got back to Triage in an hour then they put me in these insanly large wheelchairs, I felt like everyone was looking at me ha. After Triage is when I was starting to get pissy. There were 2 people that came in after me both needing X-rays but they both went back HOURS before to get X-rays. After 4 hours of waiting for X-ray's they called me back to sit in the hall.. the chairs were comfy and we didn't have to listen to people complain. So someone came over and said they would be looking at my X-ray's soon and figure out what's wrong. I was like "I haven't even had X-ray's yet" the nurse was a little suprised, but I got in for them not too long after that. I felt really bad for Frank because he had been up since 5 something in the morning and by this time it was around 2:30-3:00. There was a guy that had come in got back to Triage and then went to the back pretty quick [[it was slowing down at this point]] then I overheard the nurse say "warrant officer how can I help you?" I looked at Frank and said he needed to become an officer so we can get through lines faster haha. During all of this I know Frank wanted to leave cause we both new my ankle probably wasn't broken, but with what i've been through this year with injures and not getting them checked out for months I thought i'd do the right thing for once! I also didn't want to have to deal with more pain if something was wrong and I hadn't of gotten it checked. It was only a bad sprain, I got it wrapped and got crutches.. which I can't not walk in! i'm sure i'll end up back in the E.R. from falling with these things. They gave me some pills to help with the pain but i'm sure i'll only take a few of them. We finally got home after 4:00 in the morning. I woke up at 10:00 and Frank was still home, he had called one of his instructors around 6:00 and they let him stay home and sleep. I think they only let him since today was there last day of class so all they were doing were cleaning. He talked to a guy he goes to school with and he said they were only there for 2 hours, so i'm glad he didn't have to waste gas. At 11:00 we went back to bed till 2:30, so i'd say we're all caught up on our sleep =] Fun times for us ha!

Sorry if there are missed spelled words, i'm watching Ellen while writing this!

5 comments:

danielle.lozeau said...

How scary! So glad your ankle is OK.

Haysel said...

glad your ok...ER are the worse

La Familia Workman said...

Its a good thing nothing worse happened to your ankle than a sprain. Still hurts though, I have no doubt. Did you go to a military hospital? I've never been but wouldn't think that rank would have anything to do with emergency and triage. That's just unfair. But I guess that is the military, huh? Sad...

Longley's said...

We have to go to a military hospital here, in places like Everett you can go to a civilian hospital since the military hospital is in Bremerton. Rank always gets you ahead, it sucks when you are the ones having to wait ha

Anonymous said...

Are you falling down alot because that's what happened to me right before I was diagnosed with diabetes. I was hurt all year and I was bruising really bad it looked like Jason was beating me. if you have a doctor down there you should ask them to take a A one C of your blood it's just a little blood work and it can tell you alot. Good luck Love Jaime Dunn