I have been exceptionally blessed to have led a pretty healthy life. Aside from a few fender benders for aches and pains, I have never even spent one night in a hospital room, except when my son came into the picture.
And even THEN, I was an adoptive mom, (<— story there!) so I stayed for him, not for the need of me. 🙂
So when I needed to get a few ‘put you out in the hospital tests’ done to check things out, you can bet I was scared. So much so, I put it off for months.
Dumb. So dumb. But fear does that, doesn’t it?
I wrote the appt. down in my dayplanner. But conveniently lost the number. Then time went on. But when I desired to knock some hard stuff off my list, my eyes kept landing on that entry.
So I bit the bullet one day, frustrated with seeing that linger on, dug for the number and made the call. It’s months to get in for this kind of test. But know what they said?
“We had a cancellation. We can see you in 2 days. Or mid December.”
Well, I have dreams of maybe taking my boy away in December, so that didn’t work! And my sis was about to go off on a month’s vacation… so I needed to make the call. NOW.
This also meant I had to change everything on the spot. I needed to pick up some prep gunk and go off solid food. As in the next AM. YIKES.
And here’s why the wait was so silly.
I went in there and was the last booking of the day. That meant a LOT of rest. I got to lay down in a nice bed with very colourful surroundings and nap. I haven’t had a nap during the day in a loooong time.
And then one of the nurses turned to me and said, “You sure are giggly!”
“Oh, sorry! Was I too loud?”
“Not at all, we just don’t hear much of that!”
“Well, I was on Facebook and was reading about ‘people who shouldn’t decorate birthday cakes..” we laughed over the picture, and yakked back and forth. It was … fun. 🙂
And then it was my turn. They wheeled me in ‘the room’ to put me out. The big white clock whizzing by above my head had me itchin’ to film it like an ER thing, but… I felt dumb enough taking the pics that I did take. The life of a blogger…
I was apprehensive about being put out. This would be a first. But I had a nice conversation about that before hand. So much so they gave me EXTRA to ensure there was no chance of waking up! Oops. 🙂
And I sure didn’t, because I remember chatting it up with her, and then the lights went POOF. And the next moment, they handed me a cup of juice with my bed already propped up.
That was easy. 🙂
Not only was the test a breeze, well, see for yourself below…
Dream Box Building Challenge #11
Putting off an appointment?
You should go.
Promise me here and now you will go.
Because a lot of people want you around. Including me.
Make the call?
I’ll wait…. 🙂
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