Tuesday, April 14, 2009

You wont believe this!!!!

REALLY....you wont believe this...so my husband came home to take me up to the hospital to have my stitches remove. No problem right...WRONG! They had me lay back on the gurney. He pulled the light over to start working on me...the top four stitches...came out fine...the bottom four stitches were embedded in my lip...not good...it hurt so bad I had a tear squeeze out. Done, yea...BOOM...WHAT??!! The guy says, are you ok??!!! As he was pushing the light away, which is on a track in the ceiling...it fell on my face...(are you laughing or crying for me right now??) I had my eyes closed so I didn't see it coming...this 50# light fixture came crashing down on my cheek bone, my temple, my nose, my hand, thankfully it missed my lip.!!! So I sat up and wow, I was in a world of hurt!! I asked for an ice pack, which they were happy to give me...then it started...yep, the tears, I was hurt, I was in shock, I had been sick all day about getting the stitches out...I couldn't stop, then the hospital staff started coming in to see what happen...a stream of people. They took photos, everyone was quite horrified! Well, I'm home, I have my ice pack, I took a Vicadian and I'm going to go rest...really...can you believe this!!!! lol


TattingChic said...

Oh, Laurie! That is HORRIBLE! That hospital needs to pay for whatever damage that was caused by that light falling on your face! Bless your heart! You have had a terrible week, friend! I hope nothing else bad happens to you!

Cathy ~ Tadpoles and Teacups said...

Laurie!! Oh, my!!!!! I just caught up on your blog and my, oh my, what an ordeal(s) you've experienced! I can't believe what your cat did to your lip, and I can't believe that on top of that a light fell on you--after the stitches came out. Oh my!!! I hope you are okay. Really! Hope you are okay. :)

Cathy ~ Tadpoles and Teacups said...

P.S. I was so caught up in your hospital escapades that I forgot to tell you that I like your new banner look. :)

The Joy of Nesting said...

Oye, Little Miss!!

There is some BAD Chi going on :( I prescribe a week of sitting on the beach soaking up the vit. D being pampered in Paradise at me casa!!!! Seriously!! Only good things are allowed to happen here :)

Pattie ;)
Mazatlan Mx.

Sharon said...

I was just leaving you a good luck message. Oh my goodness, this is terrible. They better not send you a bill. You send them one. Iam so-oo---oooo sorry. Rest now and lock the door. Sharon

Ann said...

Just linked to your blog from another...What beautiful art you make.It' a lovely blog.
What an awful thing to have happen to you!! As a retired R.N. all I can say is...didn't they do more than give you ice? Did they do any facial x-rays or anything else? They need to be responsible for paying for any further checks you have done following this horrible incident that occured due to malfunctioning equipment.
I do hope that all goes better for you!!!

Melissa's Cozy Tea Time Readings said...

If you get the right lawyer, you'll never have to work another day of your life!! I hope you feel better soon. Maybe extra kitty kisses will break this bad luck streak?

Auntie Joy said...

Oh my gosh, that is sososososo awful!! Talk about adding insult to injury!! I can't imagine, and not like you were looking forward to going to have the stitches out in the first place!!
Take care and be careful! Stay away from the kitties and the hospital!

Miss Rhea said...

Awe sweetie, I am crying for you. All this junk that keeps happening is no longer funny at all, but seriously awful !!! I am going to stop and pray for you right now, you are going to be OKAY and this stuff is gonna stop . Really, I have faith. And I think you need a good cry, you have been under such work stress and then this kitty attack and now that. Cry !!!! And don't stop till you feel better !!! K ? Sending you gentle hugs,
Rhea :)

Sherry Goodloe said...

That is just AWFUL! I would think that whatever you need to have done and whatever medicine(s) you need or will need, will be paid in full by them. But more than THAT, I hope that when you awake tomorrow morning that you aren't hurting more than you are NOW!

My heart goes out to you :( And I will be thinking good thoughts on a speedy recovery! :)

cyber hugs & kisses going out to you sweetie

The Feathered Nest said...

Oh sweet Laurie!!! I am so sorry!!! Good grief girl...I need to find you a lucky rabbit's foot to carry around with you :)!! I hope you're OK sweet friend ~ xxoo, Dawn

marie said...

That's awful...you poor thing! I 'll be praying for a speedy recovery!

Utah Grammie said...

OK, now you need to get out from under that dark co=loud! I mean it..it's hard to think "these tings happen for a reason"..well, maybe to wear a helmet for the next few weeks to see if you can shake that cloud away! I am soo sorry for all of this - you've had your share for quite a while..like forEVER!

(sounds to me like you could now OWN that silly hospital..find a lawyer!)

Martha, Vintage Trifles said...

Take good care and yes - I can believe it. And - expect follow-up calls from the old hospital staff! Had an experience myself about 12 years ago. You really get attention when they make a boo-boo! My wishes for a speedy recovery. Hugs, M.

Betty said...

Oh, Laurie, do you want to come down here in the sunshine for a good rest? I would love to smother you with TLC!

I agree with a couple of other comments...wear a helmet and lock your doors...don't answer the phone...just veg for a few days. Well, okay, answer the phone if it's the hospital's lawyer calling...hopefully, with a big offer to settle!! Thinking good thoughts and saying prayers for your recovery. Love ya.

Barb said...


I just cannot believe it girl!!

I think you better just stay home and do your art. =0)

Get healed up quick, and just have your husband take out stitches or whatever.

Barbara Jean

Adrienne said...

Almost too hard to believe! I hope the hospital is going to take care of your expenses and reimburse you for your pain and suffering! How could they be so careless to not maintain a light that could fall on a patient? Hard to understand. Take care of yourself and get well. Maybe you should stay away from hospitals!

Shabby Cottage Studio said...

Oh. My. Gosh. I've alwasy heard bad luck comes in threes. Are you done now? That is just unbelievable my dear. Sending up prayers for your speedy recovery and no more bad "stuff" visiting you!!!!

Anonymous said...

OH-MY-GOSH!!! Laurie, I cannot imagine how you are feeling now, both physically and emotionally and that you're probably angry too! This should definitely NOT happen to a patient, let alone one who is injured!
No broken bones I hope! But you're sure to be green and blue and black for a couple of weeks!!!!
Aw, hugs, honey!

Lisa said...

Oh Laurie! I'm so sorry! I just got on today (my computer died) and found out! Take care of your self! Hugs, Lisa

Michaele said...

What? What?!?!?!? I go away for a bit and you become a gravity-magnet?

What in the world?!?!?!?

Mend. Be tender with yourself. Let me know if we need to find you a safety helmet for the next few weeks.