Remember I said the pain in my leg was getting worse? Monday I called my doctor and reported I had swelling in my leg and foot. She asked me to come in on Tuesday so they could rule out blood clots. Tuesday morning, I woke up about 4am and tried to make sure I could get out the house, and head to the doctor by 10am. I popped pain pills every couple of hours to ensure I could walk. By 9am it was clear the pain was still too great. I canceled my appointment and told the doctor I would try again in a couple of days, thinking that a couple days of rest would help.
Later that day, I was worried. What if it was blood clots? Blood clots ain't nothing to play with. So I decided I would get up Wednesday morning, and go to the emergency room. Wednesday morning, I got dressed and called for an ambulance. Pretty soon there were four firemen and two paramedics in my bedroom. DANG! Are all firemen good-looking? They were oh so fine. I was in excruciating pain, but I was still enjoying the eye candy. They were trying to get me into a rolling chair, I was in so much pain, it was taking a little while. I turned to one of the 6' 3" fireman and asked, "Shouldn't you be throwing me over your shoulder and taking me out of here?" He laughed and said he could do that, but it would be very painful. I finally got into the chair. They strapped me in and said, "whatever you do, don't reach out." Didn't make sense to me. Why would I reach out? Well after they rolled me down the first stair, I screamed out in pain......and reached my arms out to grab the wall. Oh is that what he meant. LOL! The fireman in front of me, who was lifting the chair from the front, was soooo cute! He wasn't quite Shemar Moore cute, but he was close. I was super happy that I had gotten dolled up for the trip. We finally made it down the outside set of stairs with more screaming from me. Now I had to get from the chair to the stretcher. More screaming. Finally we made it to the back of the ambulance and we were on our way.
Has anyone ever ridden in the back of an ambulance? That was my first time. What a bumpy ride! I almost fell off the stretcher a few times. We weren't even going fast. We arrived to the hospital and had to wait 10 mins for a room. It was interesting to see the interaction between the paramedics and the ER staff. All I could think about was the old tv show called Emergency.