Thursday was an awful day. Long story short: I was in a lot of pain so I called a friend, totally freaking out. Smart girl that she is, she told me to go to my doc. Within the hour, I was at the emergency room trying not to totally freak out and lose it. I did get a shot of morphine, which eased my pain. It also turned me into a blubbering, forgetful fool. My friend will have lots of stories I’m sure 🙂
In my time at the hospital, I met a few knights in shining armor.
Knight #1: I have to say that the resident assigned to me was also one of the most attentive people in the whole hospital. She was also one of THE nicest people I have ever met. She had two interns with her and I hope they learn as much as they can from her because not only was she a medical resident, she was also a compassionate and attentive and empathic resident. I wonder if her attending physicians know how incredibly lucky they are to have her!
Knight # 2 & 3 were the two doctors assigned to me. One was my actual specialist while the other was a specialist called in to help. The assisting specialist (now my current doc) was especially nice and honest and on point. They both looked good in scrubs. Yeah, I know: here I am sick as a dog and I’m talking about doctors looking hot in scrubs. Well, lemme tell you….I was sick, not dead! 😀
Knights #4, 5, 6, 7…: All the people who came to check in on me through the night including nurses, techs and especially the hot, young, Asian doc who was so sweet and smiling and very present with me. Like I said, I was sick, not dead! HAHA 😉
I joke now but in all seriousness, when you’re flat on ur back and need help and are scared by what’s happening, it’s nice to know that there are certain knights to be counted on for every night at the hospital. Here’s to all you doctors, residents, interns, nurses, technicians, assistants and more who are involved in the care of a patient at a hospital. Muchas gracias, merci beaucoup, asante sana, thank you very much!