Where was i? Oh yes, Deb...
I swear she is the most danger prone person i have ever known. I'm thinking about wrapping her in bubble wrap soon!
Deb is ok, thank the Goddess! Here's what happened...
She was working at Papa John's and was about to leave out the door on a delivery. She checked the ticket to make sure she didn't need any drinks or anything and realized that she needed extra garlic sauce. She turned around and walked to the counter and said, "I need..." and she slipped on the wet floor and fell flat on her back and then her head hit the floor too. She said, everyone laughed at her and her Mgr asked her if there was any "spillage". She said, "No, i save the pizzas." And he said, "Now that's the sign of a true professional."
Nice, right? I guess they eventually got around to asking her if she was alright?
Deb's immediate response was...i fell down = get up. So she did. And she thought she was ok. She left and made the delivery and as time passed she could feel her back stiffening up and her neck start to hurt. When she got back to work she let them know and they told her to go to Er and wrote down all of the Workman's Comp. info that she needed.
Deb then called me and asked me if i wanted to go for a ride. She told me what happened and that she wanted to come get me so she wasn't alone. So she drove to the house to pick me up. then she decided to go to McD's to get something to eat because she was a little hungry and knew that we'd be in ER for hours. So she drove to McD's and then to the ER. And like an idiot...i let her. I know, just beat me now.
She was in a ton of pain and after sitting in the triage waiting area, she was so stiff and in so much pain she could not stand up. They brought out a neck brace and a back board and got her on the gurney. All X-rays on her head, neck and back came back negative with nothing broken. Whew! They gave her a shot of dilaudid for pain. After about 20 minutes she was speaking in Chinese or something and was starting to sleep a bit. As they were working on her discharge papers, she started to feel nauseous, from the pain med, i'm sure...she's had the same reaction to Vicodin and Oxy too. We asked for a bin in case she hurled. Shortly after that the nurse came in and gave her a shot of something for nausea. She was released about 30 minutes later. I drove home.
We were home just long enough for her to use the loo, me to use the loo and then she ran back in. I'll just let you guess the results of that...i'll just say "Old Faithful" and leave it at that. :/ After that, she crawled into bed and was asleep in no time. I felt her shift positions a few times during the night and she'd moan a bit with the pain, but darned of she didn't get up and go to her study group this morning. I made sure she took some Aleve before she left. I thought for sure she'd be too sore to do anything today. I hope she's not pushing it.
Knitting group is today too and she's all up for going to that too. She's got reading to do for her class so that might be why. And then we have to drive down to DC to pick her friend up this evening.
Oh yeah...yesterday was the 5 year Anniversary of our Commitment Ceremony. Nice way to spend it, eh?