Sunday, November 05, 2006

Napping at inconvenient Times

I took Meghan to the Doctor's on Monday to have her arm looked at. Meghan had hand surgery the week before to have bone from her wrist put into her finger. The cast seemed to be pinching her so we went in to have it looked at.

I drove her over at 8am and we waited about 45 mins in the waiting room as they must have been running late. When we were finally called in I went back with Meghan for moral support. They took her cast off and looked at all of the stitches, everything looked good they said. So they thought a better cast would make her hand feel better, after about 20 mins of meeting with the nurse she took us into the casting room.

The casting room was tiny, with no seat for me so I stood. After maybe 10-15 minutes I was feeling hot so I took off my jacket, then I was feeling a little light-headed s I decided to sit in the chair in the hall. I guess Meghan wasn't feeling all that well and the nurse decided to get her a sprite in case Meghan was going to pass out. On her way out the door the Nurse saw me collapsed on the floor.

Last thing I remember I was sitting in the chair, when I woke up I was on the floor with my legs propped in a chair. When I came to I was mumbling about how I was sleeping and had no idea where I was. One of the nurses took this as an opportunity to tell me how concerned she was that I was having a seizure. I on the other hand was the least bit concerned about what she was saying because I didn't really know what was going on.

Needless to say the scene looked a bit laughable as I was lying on the floor with a can of sprite and a straw next to my head so I could drink without getting up. Meanwhile patients had to walk around me to get to their appointments. At one point the doctor came out in the hallway and said "what room is this patient from" and the nurses said I wasn't a patient.

When all was said and done one-armed Meghan drove us home. When the story got out at work I have been called a "fainter" but I clearly stated that women can faint, men just take naps at inconvenient times.

6 comments:

Dale said...

Hey, if anyone gives you crap for anything, you can always remind them of how you got a concussion running through a fence chasing a fly ball.

Karen said...

i swear i'm laughing with you!

Casey McGuire said...

So I picture it all so well. WHICH makes me excited for thanksgiving when we will all be together...hooray for turkey...hooray for shelby...

Marti said...

That's hilarious - the non-patient becomes the patient. I'm with Karen - we're laughing WITH you (and I don't even know you but I can appreciate the circumstances...)

Shannon Wagers said...

Just dont nap in the outfield... or on the basepaths.... dugout is ok between at bats. (;

Ivette said...

I cracked up the first time I heard about this story from Rachel but reading the story coming from you and especially the last line about "napping at inconvenient times" was just hilarious, I've been laughing for 5 min. straight my husband is thinkiing something's wrong with me and asking why I'm reading the blog of the guy who went to a man shower dressed up as a banana.