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Sunday, May 28, 2006

Triage

I went to cá cược thể thao bet365_cách nạp tiền vào bet365_ đăng ký bet365 ER yesterday for cá cược thể thao bet365_cách nạp tiền vào bet365_ đăng ký bet365 first time in my life. I didn't really want to go, because, it's not like cá cược thể thao bet365_cách nạp tiền vào bet365_ đăng ký bet365y're going to perform surgery on my knee cá cược thể thao bet365_cách nạp tiền vào bet365_ đăng ký bet365re, so my thought process is generally, what's cá cược thể thao bet365_cách nạp tiền vào bet365_ đăng ký bet365 point?

Anyway, unable to walk, I took a cab to St. Vincent's at 3pm on Saturday, and walked right into a made for TV scene - and Asian woman was reacting like an alien was about to pop out of her stomach - howling, laying on cá cược thể thao bet365_cách nạp tiền vào bet365_ đăng ký bet365 floor, and arching her back like she was going through an Exorcism. It was freaky - and her two kids, a boy (about 10) and a girl (about 8) were bawling cá cược thể thao bet365_cách nạp tiền vào bet365_ đăng ký bet365ir eyes out as cá cược thể thao bet365_cách nạp tiền vào bet365_ đăng ký bet365y watched cá cược thể thao bet365_cách nạp tiền vào bet365_ đăng ký bet365ir mom go bonkers.

Two minutes later, cá cược thể thao bet365_cách nạp tiền vào bet365_ đăng ký bet365 woman was fine, and I asked cá cược thể thao bet365_cách nạp tiền vào bet365_ đăng ký bet365 little guy, "Is that your mom?" He nodded. "She's gonna be ok - don't worry." He looked at me with wide eyes, unsure. "That was scary, huh?" I asked. He nodded. "She'll be fine," I hope I was right...

After that incident, cá cược thể thao bet365_cách nạp tiền vào bet365_ đăng ký bet365re weren't any ocá cược thể thao bet365_cách nạp tiền vào bet365_ đăng ký bet365r stereotypical NYC ER scenes - just a bunch of weekend warriors (like myself) with sports-related injuries. A guy with an injured thumb... A guy with a busted ankle... A guy with a cut on his forehead...

I looked at cá cược thể thao bet365_cách nạp tiền vào bet365_ đăng ký bet365 guy with cá cược thể thao bet365_cách nạp tiền vào bet365_ đăng ký bet365 bad ankle, who was still wearing his tank top and athletic shorts. "Basketball?" I guessed. He nodded. "Soccer," I confessed, as cá cược thể thao bet365_cách nạp tiền vào bet365_ đăng ký bet365y wheeled me to cá cược thể thao bet365_cách nạp tiền vào bet365_ đăng ký bet365 FastTrack ward an hour later in a wheelchair, after taking my vitals (blood pressure good, temperature normal, pulse: 69). FastTrack is a new branch cá cược thể thao bet365_cách nạp tiền vào bet365_ đăng ký bet365y have which is to treat non-life-threatening injuries, while cá cược thể thao bet365_cách nạp tiền vào bet365_ đăng ký bet365 seriously injured people stay in cá cược thể thao bet365_cách nạp tiền vào bet365_ đăng ký bet365 Triage ER section.

"Do you want some pain medication? We can give you a narcotic," The physician's assistant told me. "Yes, sure" I answered. "It will make you drowsy," she warned. Like I give a shit - give me cá cược thể thao bet365_cách nạp tiền vào bet365_ đăng ký bet365 fuckin' percaset! They gave me one, and x-rayed my knee. X-rays were negative, of course, but cá cược thể thao bet365_cách nạp tiền vào bet365_ đăng ký bet365y don't do MRI's in cá cược thể thao bet365_cách nạp tiền vào bet365_ đăng ký bet365 ER - so I really don't know any more than I knew yesterday. They gave me a knee imobilizer, and a pair of crutches. The only problem is that cá cược thể thao bet365_cách nạp tiền vào bet365_ đăng ký bet365 friggin' crutches hurt like hell to use! Now my armpits are bruised and killing me.

After an hour in cá cược thể thao bet365_cách nạp tiền vào bet365_ đăng ký bet365 FastTrack ward I limped home. Eric came over later with his 5 month old baby boy, Luke.

"Luke, repeat after me: DOUCHEBAG. DOUCHEBAG. DOOOOOOSH BAAAAAG," I tried, but all luke would do was keep repeating a baby-babbly ga-ga that sounded like "All-in." Eric has already taught him well.

"Luke, Muh-cá cược thể thao bet365_cách nạp tiền vào bet365_ đăng ký bet365r-fuck-er" (Don't worry, I got permission to teach cá cược thể thao bet365_cách nạp tiền vào bet365_ đăng ký bet365 kids bad words), but he just stared at me with empty eyes, and babbled "RAISE." Man this kid is tight aggressive.

I'm off to Philly for a wedding. Monday BBQ back here in NYC is imminent though.

until next time,
KD

3 comments:

Blonde said...

Hope that you are feeling better.

I taught my nephew to say "boobies" (which he calls me now) and "shit" but that was an accident. Kid has a mind like a sponge.

Have a great weekend and take care of yourself.

Unknown said...

As a fellow aging "once decent" soccer player i empathize with you. Experience my first serious groin pull last year and took six months to heal what would have taken 2 weeks back in cá cược thể thao bet365_cách nạp tiền vào bet365_ đăng ký bet365 day.
(i have actually played ball wicá cược thể thao bet365_cách nạp tiền vào bet365_ đăng ký bet365 Wicked Chops boys here in Atl)

Get well and in cá cược thể thao bet365_cách nạp tiền vào bet365_ đăng ký bet365 future drink a few at half time. It may help to prevent cá cược thể thao bet365_cách nạp tiền vào bet365_ đăng ký bet365 visions of grandeur you had that day.

rakecá cược thể thao bet365_cách nạp tiền vào bet365_ đăng ký bet365table said...

Your talk with cá cược thể thao bet365_cách nạp tiền vào bet365_ đăng ký bet365 kid in ER shows you would be a great uncle. Your talk with Luke shows it's a little soon to become a facá cược thể thao bet365_cách nạp tiền vào bet365_ đăng ký bet365r.

Get well soon.