In the medical area
Thursday, October 28, 2010
Well, there isn't that much more to go. They got me to the medical area and onto a cot without any incedent. But I'm afraid that the work they did in there wasn't the best. They did finally see the break on my arm, but they didn't feel me from top to toe, and didn't palpitate my abdomen, so they never found that bruise.
They did splint my arm, but it didn't come without me terrorizing them again. If you recall, I was holding my broken arm with my other hand against my body. Well, apparently their protocol for molding the plastic splints calls for doing it against the other arm, so they "needed" to get my other arm to use for this purpose. I was still being uncommunicative, moaning and whining and so forth (I even almost cried once, I was so proud of myself), and I did resist them trying to pry my good fingers away, the back of my mind thinking "Don't do it. When my arm drops I'll scream." Because they weren't supporting my "broken" arm.
So I finally did let it go, and let it fall like a sack of potatoes, and gave such a yell, that they forgot to ever dress the wound. They did manage to keep it together to get the splint attached to the broken arm, not perfectly but not too badly either. I was also amplifying shivering at this point (I was cold, but I don't think it was actually serious), and they did cover me with one blanket, They didn't treat me for shock, and I did put my knees up myself after a while (I was still on the backboard). I stayed like that for quite a while.
Kim came and helped me out of the head board after a while and successfully freed my hair from the velcro. It was late for lunch--a long time since I had eaten, and I was starting to develop a migraine (found out later I wasn't the only one). Not getting to eat at reasonable intervals is one of my triggers. I found out, following one of the Fremont natives back to the conference room we came from, that I was pretty disoriented as well--I just don't know that campus.
Lunch however was pretty nice for me, there were chicken cutlets and nice big blocks of tofu cooked the same way as the chicken. I had the tofu, a bit of spaghetti, and some cesear salad greens, with roasted vegies on top, very nice.
The after meeting went well. The daughter of one of the leaders hanging on her mother, kind of upstaging her, was not a good move, but kids are like that sometimes. My headache was getting worse, so I ate two excedrin, which helped me get home. I didn't get out of there until 3, and since it started at 7, that was time to go home :)