I Met The Floor Yesterday
November 9, 2007 7:27pm CST
My intake counselor wanted me to come to one of the groups yesterday. She wanted to see how I interacted with the other clients before accepting me into the program. So, I was a bit nervous about going. At the board and care where I live, we have a driver to take us to appointments. So, I had put my name on the list to be taken there at 2:00 p.m. I was ready to leave at 1:15p.m. but, the driver was not here. I waited until 1:30p.m and then I started to get really anxious. I went upstairs to ask the front desk staff to call the driver on his cell phone. Come to find out, he was at Sizzler eating and suggested that I take the bus. Well, it takes an hour to get there, so I would have never made it on time. I had reminded him earlier that day of my appointment, but appearently he did not care. The front desk staff had to talk him in to coming to get me. He got here at a quarter to two. For the whole ride, I was nervous and antsy. We arrived at six minutes after two. I went to the front and they told me that the group was in the back. I had just walked from the back, but I went again. The only door that I saw in the back was locked, so I came back to the front. At this point, the guy at the desk went with me to show me where the open door was. He was walking fast and I was trying to keep up, because I was trying to keep up, because I did not know where I was going. He went through a door and I followed. Then through another door and I tried to follow, but all of a sudden I met the floor. Appearently, there was a very tiny step there, that I didn't know about. One the door was a sign that said, "Watch Your Step," but the door was opened, so I did not see it. I cried out and the guy came back. Then several male shoes showed up. I wanted to get up and they were trying to help me. But, the way that they were pulling me, I had know choice but to get on my knees, which I had landed on. I tried, but it was way to painful, so I fell back down, at least twice. Then I told them that it would be okay to call 911. When the paramdeics came, they were able to help me up without me having to get on my knees. I sat in a chair and they did my vital signs and took my information. Although, I was in extreme pain, I refused to go to the hospital. I had to much to accomplish and no time to waste. I was able to walk, so I went on with my day. It was weird meeting the director of the pragram for the first time, on my knees, it was embarrassing. But, I was still able to keep my warpped sense of humor, so I had everyone laughing. The intake worker had came to check on me and then left. So when our appointment came up at three, she assumed that I had went in the ambulance. At 3:15p.m. I had them page her and she was shocked to see that I was still there. There just was no way in the world that I was going to go through all of that and then leave and accomplish nothing. I didn't feel like reschelduling. So now, I will be able to me my therapist and case manager next week. Yes, I am in a lot of pain still. I already had Tendonitis in one knee, now it is in both. So, I will need more Cortizone shots when my doctor comes on Wednesday. I am proud of myself for hanging in there.
10 Nov 07
Well, what a time you had. At least you kept your sense of humour and your determination. I hope all goes well for you and that you are feeling better soon. Remember to take it one day at a time and to ask for help if you need it. Wish I could top your day, but boring as always here! lol. Screams galore!
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10 Nov 07
wow I am proud of you too to hanging in there. that had to really hurt, but yeah also that embarassment , i would probably run from there and never show up again. But I am glad you stayed there and take everything with cold head. You are really strong woman. Also I think it would never happen when this crazy driver would come for you on the time and you will be not stressed and no in rush coming through this door.I hope you knee will get better soon.