"BRIGID MAKING HER WAY" by Elizabeth Phillips
I FINALLY PUBLISHED MY POST ABOUT IMBOLIC/BRIGHID'S DAY! BUT BECAUSE I STARTED IT YESTERDAY, IT SHOWS UP AFTER THIS POST. (BLEAGHHH TO BLOGGER.)
I really put a lot of work into writing it and finding the artwork, so I wanted to make sure I posted it. But I had a good reason for not finishing it yesterday. Robbie Burns, that old Celt, said it best: "The best laid schemes o' mice an' men gang aft a-gley."
I badly wrenched my knee yesterday afternoon and now cannot put weight on it. I can scarcely walk on it, and only with a great deal of pain. I spent a couple of hours sitting in a wheelchair at the after hours clinic after work.
The result is that I have an order to stay off my feet for a few days, and got a pain/anti-inflammatory prescription and the recommendation to use a heating pad.
By the way, I have nothing but bad to say about Dr. Dipwad, the after hours clinic doc I saw. He was all brusque and business and very much in a hurry. He never once asked me how much pain I was in or even touched my knee! What an a--hole! Thank goodness the nurses and clerks were so nice. They had the extra detail of wheeling me from reception area to waiting room to exam room to the bathroom to the x-ray lab to the pharmacy and back to the front (where my dear husband took over from there). Thanks, ladies!
I had a very restless night last night, so I am going back to bed, from which I won't venture for a few hours, except to crawl to the bathroom. The only reason I am out here right now is that I had to get my medication, which I had left on the dining room table, and to get the phone to call my office. Must go make that phone call right now.
NOTE: ADDED LATER:
A friend had e-mailed me this joke but I didn't read it until this afternoon:
TWO DIFFERENT DOCTORS' OFFICES
Boy, if this doesn't hit the nail on the head, I don't know what does!
Two patients limp into two different medical clinics with the same complaint. Both have trouble walking and appear to require a hip replacement. The FIRST patient is examined within the hour, is x-rayed the same day and has a time booked for surgery the following week. The SECOND sees his family doctor after waiting 3 weeks for an appointment, then waits 8 weeks to see a specialist, then gets an x-ray, which isn't reviewed for another week and finally has his surgery scheduled for a month from then. Why the different treatment for the two patients?
The FIRST is a Golden Retriever. The SECOND is a Senior Citizen. Next time take me to a vet!
I agree! Our family vet is much nicer, and at least he would have patted me on the head and checked my paw. BTW, Dr. Dipwad isn't my regular doc. Dr. Jeff is a good dude. In fact, I think he would have had a great deal of sympathy for me, having had knee surgery a couple of months ago.
SEE BELOW FOR THE IMBOLC/BRIGHID'S DAY POST!!