Life brings many surprises and some of them are free. One I received recently was a nice bang on the back of the head as a result of slipping on the path. I felt a bit weird but as this is normal I failed to react in the appropriate manner. Anyway, a day later my right eye was all black, as though someone had hit me, and the left eye was beginning to shows signs of sympathy. I discussed the whole thing with my partner, who is well equipped with common sense, and off we went to the accident and emergency unit at the hospital.
The reception area is on the bleak side. Someone from the interior designers stuck a pot plant at a random point in the middle of the room and then left with the sense of a job well done. The rest of the room was packed with the kind of chairs you find in a schoolroom and a water dispenser where you could gather to get over the shock of the car parking charges..
After a time I was called in and a pleasant nurse asked me some questions and sent me to another room. After some more time I was met by a very nice doctor who asked me more questions before tickling the bottom of my feet to make sure my nerves were working.:they were. I got wheeled around in a trolley, scanned and generously prodded and questioned. My partner, who has been beyond marvellous throughout, kept me company, fed the car park meter and bought in a coffee just before some nurse told me I should have nothing to eat or drink.
The end of the process is that I have a right eye which looks as if I have been arguing with a bouncer and a bout of concussion, which apparently clears up after a couple of weeks. In the meantime I find it a bit hard to concentrate so I thought I’d write to my chums out in the Blogosphere instead. Mind how you go. I didn’t and look where it got me