Our February 13th calendar included a breakfast for new members of American University’s learning in retirement organization, a 1:00 pm session at our continuing care community on how to fall “safely” and our grandson’s 3:00 p.m. middle-school basketball game.
However, the best laid plans…
Walking back to our car after the breakfast, Peter tripped over an uneven sidewalk. He couldn’t move his leg, but we did not know how badly he was hurt. An ambulance took him to the hospital where x-rays showed a broken femur.
Anyone who has spent time in a hospital emergency room in a strange city will understand that this was not fun. But it could have been worse.
Peter was moved to a hospital room after only three hours, possibly a record for short emergency room stays. Unfortunately, they had to wait for Peter’s prescription blood thinner to leave his system before they could operate. That would take a very long two days.
And so the saga began.
If the breakfast had been a lunch and the “how to fall” session had been at breakfast time, we might have had a better day.