Daily Archives: April 1, 2010

April Fool’s Day in the Emergency Room

Talk about being an April Fool! After agonizing over my fall from a stepladder on Monday night, My daughter,Penny, brought me to Urgent Care at the Robinwood Medical Center in Hagerstown. They took X-rays and found three broken ribs. Then they sent me to the Emergency Room at Washington County Hospital where I spent the next 8 hours or so.

There I had a CaT Scan, was loaded up with pain killers, and met with several doctors. For a while it looked like they were going to book me into a room and keep me for a couple of days in the hospital. In the end, though, they gave me a painkiller prescription and some instruction sheets and told me to take it easy for the next couple of weeks and Elly came in to pick me up. I also had to schedule a followup X-ray for next Monday and an appointment with my regular medic, Dr. Kugler.

So I apologize for not blogging all day (and for really falling off the last couple of days.) Tomorrow I’ll start up my regular blogging again.

Meanwhile I’m going to sleep.