Friday, July 11, 2008

I'm a Bit Off

I spent the morning at Mercy Suburban Hospital. I came home from work with a lump on my sternum and the feeling I'd broken my ribs. I saw stars (literally) when I sneezed.

After 2 hours of waiting to see a doctor, I was put into a room and told to don a gown. Thankfully, I was able to keep my jeans on, I shudder to think of the stir I'd cause if my bare a$$ was sticking way out of the back of the hospital gown.

Anyway, they took 2 x-rays and found no broken bones. I have to follow up with my family doc next week.

It's the same old song, let's see if it gets any better, if not, blah blah blah. It's a small wonder why I procrastinate going to the doctor when I'm a bit off.

I'll keep you posted. In the meantime, I'll have to grin and bear it...and, try like hell not to sneeze.

And here is the rest of it.


TrekMedic251 said...

I don't why I should feel more sorry for you:

Is it because of your ailment, or the fact that you were treated at Mercy Suburban??


BTW - The Sideways reference was to the movie "Sideways" about two guys who tour the California wine region.

TheDumpsterFromBeyond said...




Bill Shaw said...


I appreciate your concern about using Mercy Suburban, but I have this attachment-let me explain.

In 1998, I became very sick, very quickly. My bowel ruptured and I almost died.

Dr. Gordon Clement, former candidate for Coroner, was on call, operated on me at MSH and saved my life.

I owe him (and them) at least that, or, your humble blogger wouldn't be her today.


Anonymous said...


We hope you feel better very soon.

the dumpster from beyond said...


That's a very serious shit story.

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