Well, now that I’ve something to cry about…

I can’t seem to cry.

Here I am, laid up in hospital with ruptured hamstrings. A hamstring being:

1. (Anat.) One of the great tendons situated in each side of the ham, or space back of the knee, and connected with the muscles of the back of the thigh.

I am way beyond tears now. Perhaps they’ll come later, but, for now and under the influence of the painkillers, I have written a hospital Drabble. This is one hundred percent accurate about what went on this morning…in fact, to meet the 100word criterion of the Drabble, I have downplayed events. Believe the unbelievable.

Cleaners raise the beds high as though on stilts, their mops swoosh-swishing under them. Nurses lower the beds, stripping them, shaking out new sheets like sails to reclothe the mattresses: patients rolled over and back, decanted onto chairs, wheeled into the toilet or perched on commodes. Phones ringing, buzzers buzzing, machines humming, finished drips beeping. Someone put on the television, nice and loud, a talk show, no, a shout show. Couples screaming, faces red, arguing who did what and why.
And into all this chaos, the Doctors arrive for their ward round.
‘Rest quietly,’ the Doctor’s advice for me.

 

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  1. monalisaestherlash
    Jul 29, 2013 @ 15:20:12

    I am so sorry to hear of your injuries! Can definitely to the agony of being laid up in a hospital room-great idea to bring your laptop. The doctors warned me not to bring anything that could be stolen…hmmm, are the nurses and/or staff thieves in Seattle’s University of WA Hospital. Anyways I listened.
    Will be praying fir a quick recovery for you, Christine!

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  2. Yolanda Isabel Regueira Maring
    Jul 30, 2013 @ 00:12:31

    LOL … what the hell did you do to your hamstring and how?? Sorry, I didn’t mean to laugh. Just thought, even in hospital, in pain she is blogging. We are crazy lot. Get better soon xx

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    • cicampbell2013Christine Campbell
      Jul 30, 2013 @ 06:44:02

      Oh, I forgot I’m a sick old lady. Thought I was young and fit and was playing in the garden with grandchildren. Started to run, stumbled, tore hamstrings in left leg, then topped it off with a seizure. Lol is right enough! I mean, really, what was I thinking?!? 🙂

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  3. Zee
    Jul 30, 2013 @ 02:57:01

    Get well soon x

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  4. marianallen
    Aug 02, 2013 @ 20:29:31

    Oh, dear, rest as quietly as you can and get better soon! One word: earplugs.

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  5. jorobinson176
    Sep 08, 2013 @ 10:54:10

    Owie! Sorry I was MIA at this time Christine – it’s rotten being in pain, in hospital, without your usual stalkers. Just got to remember not to zoom around the garden now, don’t you? 🙂

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