Emergency Cubicle Number 9 by ethelperry

Emergency Cubicle Number 9

A Cautionary Tale.
Some of my friends know that i am dependent on a four wheel walker to get around. On Sept. 1st, I slowly and carefully ventured into our back garden, hoping to capture a suitable composition of wattle. It is Australia's national flower and many of us celebrate Wattle Day on the first day of Spring. This was also my first day of Nifty-fifty, so there was another challenge.
As I had the shot lined up, I slipped down a gentle slope in the grass and was, well, "up the creek without a paddle". I could not get up, no matter how hard I tried. Fortunately I had my phone with me, so rang a neighbour. We ended up needing more than one neighbour.......My children insisted on my going to hospital emergency amidst protestation.

The good that came out of it.
1. A scan revealed that my brain is intact.
2. I spent so many hours waiting for results, they treated me to a hot roast chicken dinner and apple pie and cream.
3. Although my camera literally bit the dust, I was able to gingerly clean the lens and all is OK
oh my goodness!!! be careful out there! its one way to get some human contact in a lockdown i suppose, but dont make a habit of it!
September 5th, 2020  
Oh Ethel, glad nothing was broken. Yay for phone versatility though. The iPhone is the workhorse here, calling for help and snapping today’s shot 👍🏻📱
September 5th, 2020  
Oh dear Ethel, so sorry to hear of your close encounter of the embarrassing kind. And so good to hear that you're OK. I'm very pleased to know you always carry your phone, so important to have a means of contact always with you. Glad to hear the camera's OK and that the hospital fed you well.
September 5th, 2020  
Oh dear Ethel you have been in the wars. Glad you were able to get help. Reassuring to know they found a brain too.

I remember many years ago my Mum ringing me and saying 'Pop had a brain scan but they didn't find anything' I tried my best not to laugh.

On a serious not though I am glad you are able to shoot another day. The chicken dinner and apple pie were a bonus.
September 5th, 2020  
So sorry to hear of your misadventure. Your photo captures the sterile hospital environment and the flimsy curtain that hangs between our dignity and reality sometimes. Your photo echoes your previous photo, "Lockdown Creeps." I can tell by your participation on 365 that you are aging with grace and creativity. I hope I can do the same.
September 5th, 2020  
Oh no! I'm so sorry to hear of your misadventure, but glad you're okay. And, hey. At least you got a good shot out of if after all!
September 5th, 2020  
Dear Ethel, I love your sense of humour, likely you come out of this predicament unharmed and so your camera.
September 5th, 2020  
I'm glad that both you and your camera are ok after your tumble Ethel.
September 5th, 2020  
Oh Ethel I am so sorry to hear of your spill but Chicken dinner is always a good thing!
September 6th, 2020  
Sorry about your mishap but glad you are okay!
September 6th, 2020  
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