Tuesday, October 25, 2016

At thr Wound Center


I went yesterday to the Wound Healing Center to have the big gouge on my right leg looked at. I was loaded into the facility's van at about 7:20 and whisked off to my appointment. No peregrine this time but beautiful  pre-sunrise skies with pink clouds. And the waiting room featured a panoramic view-- construction up close but then trees, slowly being gilded by the rising sun and mountains in the distance that went from dark masses to shapes where every cove and ridgelet was defined.


In the exam room they did some tedious measurements and left me to await the doctor. I was stretched on a table by another panoramic window and as the sun washed over me, I could almost imagine I was at a spa.

The doctor arrived and tinkered with the wound, tidying up this and that, and told me that he proposed to put me in a pressure bandage to speed the healing. It will stay put till I go back next Monday for him to take another look.

This whole experience of being more or less helpless and dependent is at once annoying and humbling.  But it swung into sharp perspective when one of the nurses, asking how the accident happened, nodded, unimpressed.

"We see lots of accidents caused by a vehicle rolling on a slope. One poor lady got her hand caught in the door and it was completely de-gloved."

She wasn't talking about a glove either.  Counting my blessings . . .


9 comments:

Ms. A said...

Thank goodness you still have all your body parts!

Wayfarin' Stranger said...

Your blog this morning reminded me of my usual response when someone says "How are you?" I usually answer "Better than some." Yes, you are indeed "better than some!" Heal quickly. Jim

Frances said...

Vicki, it's good that you were able to see that doctor and have him suggest what might speed up your healing process. How great that the Center has windows that allow "guests" to see the beauty of the outside world, too. Good for the soul. xo

Barbara Rogers said...

Yes, I also enjoy visiting my many doctors' offices in our locale, but not quite as early as you did, and without the escort you had. It was glorious weather yesterday and I think a few people were out playing hookey. Keep your eyes peeled for every glimpse of nature that comes your way. Glad to hear you're getting more help on your wound. I hope it heals, as well as your bones in your other leg. You might just have to incorporate some of this experience into a story...mmm?

Anvilcloud said...

Degloved. Yikes! A scary euphemism if I ever heard one.

NCmountainwoman said...

Hope the new dressing helps to heal the wound. And so glad you can find so much beauty and things to be thankful for. Way to go!

I know you watch, but make certain none of the staff come near you unless you have seen them wash their hands thoroughly. The last thing you need is an acquired infection. If you didn't get your flu shot already, get one now. And if you didn't get the newest pneumonia vaccine, also get one of those. Healthy as you are, your body is compromised a bit from this insult.

Bet the kittehs and dogs are missing you a lot.

Reader Wil said...

It's almost a year ago that I had my accident. My neighbours have been so helpful and kind all those months. My wound took me 3 months to heal. Every day a nurse came to dress the wound, and once a week I had to go to hospital to show the progress in healing.
I took photos of the wound, which was horrible, and I told the doctor that I wanted it to place in Face Book. He answered :"in that case, I am going to be your friend."
Fortunately it is quite healed, it only left a big scar.

Stella Jones said...

Ooerrr that sounds awful for that poor lady, but your injuries are bad too! Each day a little better, I hope...I wish you a speedy recovery Vicki.

Jim Egerton said...

Keep on keeping on. I wish you healing powers Vicki.