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Monday, October 2, 2017

Emergency Dept at Hospital

I met the compassionate and wonderful medical team in Emergency at hospital. I accidentally hit a left foot badly against a slope of an ocean pool at 6 pm. I made 20 laps (1 km) though, the toe got swollen up and very painful in the evening. None of after hour GP services was available in a long weekend, yet Health Direction suggested me to see a doctor within 6 hours. I went to Westmead hospital known for the busiest emergency service in NSW. The world-reputed ED is consisted of a dedicated specialist team of doctors, nurses and allied health staff. 

1) Diagnosis : Minor fracture. A slightly broken.
2) Treatment : Taping. Good shoes. Take a pain killer if necessary.
3) Prognosis : Recover in 2-3 weeks.
Very painful, but I can do everything. "Absolutely, you can swim!" a doctor said. I hugged her!!
The staff in ED was working around the clock. I had to wait my turn till 3 am from 10 pm. I felt so sorry for all these people and well understood the hospital would prioritise these seriously ill people. Each person was suffering in injuries and sickness. Of course, I was a little bit frustrated though, who could demand his own turn among those distressed people? If I had to wait long, it meant that my case could not be serious. I admired the hard working team in the middle of night.  
The staff was lovely. Two ambulance staff sat next to me for a coffee break. One of them and I chatted over a fractured toe. My concern was the upcoming workshop for children this Tue, the book launch and the residency. The staff said, "All of them, you can do!". I always have a sketch book and watercolour pads with me. They impressed her and her colleague. She encouraged me more than ever! It was good to have an optimistic and positive conversation in the tragic mood in a waiting room. 

When I was called into the treatment room, the nurse politely said, "Thank you for patience." Oh, that was very nice and sensitive! A doctor carefully checked my foot. The diagnosis and the prognosis turned out the best way. I do not need to worry any local doctor in this long weekend. "Whooo, hooo!" I shouted. Another staff came in and smiled at me. The doctor said, "I'm impressed (with your art work)!" When I left the emergency department, I courteously said thank you to all the staff. The kind nurse proudly said with a beautiful smile, "A patient like you makes us happy!" I hope all the service users will have quality treatments and recover soon. Special thanks to the brave staff! I will relax myself, do a studio work today and prepare the workshop tomorrow. 

*A young violinist selected for an orchestra is challenging the fund raising of an airfare to an Europe concert. I hope we will make our dreams come true. 
Friends, Happy Painting! 




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10 comments:

  1. Ay, mi pobre Sadami!! Te duele mucho? Bueno, al menos, en el pié no tendrás excesivos problemas para conseguir todo lo que tenías que hacer. Un poco doloroso, pero podrás hablar, leer y hasta pintar el dedo fraccionado de tu pié. Ánimos!! Que queremos seguir viéndote en estas páginas.
    Un abrazo.

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    1. Muchas gracias por los saludos, Joshemari! Sí, es muy doloroso. Cuando pongo el brazo y la ortesis en la pierna izquierda, se pone doloroso. Pero como dijiste, puedo hacerlo todo. Espero poder mantener un buen trabajo. Mañana, espero ver a los niños en una biblioteca. Mis mejores deseos, Sadami

      Thank you very much for warm regards, Joshemari! Yes, it is very painful. When I put the embrace and the orthotics on the left leg, it gets painful. But like you said, I can do everything. I hope I will keep up good job. Tomorrow, I look forward to seeing children in a library. Best wishes, Sadami

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      Oh, my poor Sadami !! It hurts a lot Well, at least in the foot you will not have too much trouble getting everything you had to do. A little painful, but you can talk, read and even paint the split finger of your foot. Cheers !! We want to continue to see you in these pages.
      A hug.

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  2. Oh, I hope you are not in too much pain and that your workshop goes well :). You are so amazing in your attitude about things, Sadami - most people would be in pain and angry and tired from waiting and anxious and not friendly; but you open your heart and your artwork to others and they respond to you. I think you may be an angel.

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    1. Thank u, Rhonda!!! Na, I'm not an angel at all. The workwshop went very well and children had a great fun. Librarians helped me very much. Soon, they will send me the photos. I look forward to seeing them all. Best wishes, Sadami

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  3. Ouch, that sounds painful, but you must have brought a very welcome ray of sunshine into the emergency room. I hope it feels better very soon. Beautiful musician sketches!

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    1. Thank you very much, Cathy! Ahahaha, I hope so, too, that I could make others happy. Best wishes, Sadami

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  4. Yikes!- that sounds painful :( Hope your toe heals soon. Beautiful sketches, once again!!! Glad to know your workshop went well !

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    1. Oh, sweet Meera, thank u!! As my left foot is out of control, I hit it against the concrete. The violinist and I have become friends. I will run workshops more in the future. Best wishes, Sadami

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  5. Oh Sadami! I am so sorry. I'm hoping your foot is feeling much better by now.

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    1. Thank you, Elva! I feel a bit better. I hope it will recover more before the book launch this week! Best wishes, Sadami

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