Canadian Health Care Poem
One week ago today I was in so much pain
I fell, I screamed, I never dreamed it would ever go away
With lots of help from two of my sons
I bummed it up the stairs
The ones from which I just fell down
Man it hurt like hell
Off to the hospital we did go
How I hate emergency….always so dam slow
Sitting in a wheelchair, ice pack upon my foot
Swelling… swelling… swelling
Oh my poor foot!
Watching people come and go
Hours passing…biting my tongue
Why is this hospital so dam slow
Finally hear them call my name
Will there be any relief to this pain
I am told a doctor will be right in
Growing Impatient, as yet another hour passes by
Finally she shows up as I am about to scream and cry
Sends me off for an x-ray
I will always remember this dam day
The doctor returns once again
Is it broken, or a sprain
Can I have for something for pain
Before I go totally insane
Well she says I can give you Tylenol #3
No I say I am allergic to codeine
So she suggests Naproxen
The ankle is fractured
You’ll need a cast
What angers me the most
Is that I sat there in pain
For five hours
With only a bag of melting ice
The emergency department did not seem all that busy to me that day. Maybe it’s because I live in a small city….but still……..
Stay tuned for my next rant about this exact same hospital emergency room….
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