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Updated on October 24, 2011



Robert Hewett Sr.

Lady Long arrived for her first rehab session

The therapist, strong and courteous greeted her.

Hello Miz Longfellow, don’t worry, I won’t hurt you.

My job is to help you balance and strengthen your hip.

Lady Long stood nervously holding onto the walkway ropes.

The therapist moved to her side to balance her.

Just then, a mouse ran out from under the walkway

and jumped onto the walkway behind Lady Long.

With and award winning scream Lady Long was long gone.

Forget the hip, that mouse was hot on her heels.

The therapist is yelling for her to stop .

Lady Long doesn’t hear a thing and picks up speed.

The mouse is right behind her with the therapist

trying hard get between him and Lady Long.

In the confusion the therapist runs into the fire alarm,

setting off the sprinklers, adding to the pandemonium.

The therapist, poor soul, is lying on the walkway,

holding his ankle and left shoulder, he can’t move.

Lady Long is moving on, she is long gone.

A recovering Iraq war vet in a wheelchair

sizes up the situation and makes his move.

The vet wheels over to the walkway and scoops

up Lady Long and deposits her in his lap.

Lady L looks quite pleased, I don’t know why.

Two maintenance men have opened a door for

the mouse, who has made it to the outside.

The paramedics are tending to the Therapist.

Someone turned off the sprinklers and all is quiet.

The vet says, “ Okay, you are safe you can get up now.”

Lady Long says, “I can’t walk, I have a broken hip.”

“So, what do we do”, asked the Vet.

Lady Long squirms and makes herself more comfortable,

“I suppose someone will come and get me, sooner or later.”

“Suits me,” says the Vet. surprised by the response.

“By the way how big and how mean is your husband?”

Lady L just smiles and says nothing.

The paramedics leave with the Therapist

Right behind them the Rehab team bursts into the room.

What’s the problem here, where is our patient?

No one says a word, they all just look at Lady L.

(This story might have another chapter later)


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      rOBERT hEWETT SR. 6 years ago from Louisville, Kentucky

      Thank you Lady L, I will give some thought to what other mischief I might find to write about. Cotton

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      Lady Long 6 years ago

      O.K. Cottonpatch,

      A very cute embellished tale.

      I am eager to read your next chapter !

      I am enjoying the responces - Thanks !

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      rOBERT hEWETT SR. 6 years ago from Louisville, Kentucky

      Thank you Lee, I think Lady L might comment pretty soon. When she was in rehab she said laughing at this made her hip hurt more, but she would like to read more like it. I shall have to give some thought to that. You have a great night. Bob

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      Leokadia Durmaj 6 years ago

      It is a wonderful tale of sheer delight, you had me in tears from laughter. Such joyous thoughts will have me sleep well tonight indeed, thank you for sharing. Take care always, love Lee

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      rOBERT hEWETT SR. 6 years ago from Louisville, Kentucky

      Lady Long I still get a kick out of this fictional account of your first day at rehab. I hope you don't mind sharing it with the worldwide web. Bob