LADY LONGFELLOW''S FIRST DAY IN REHAB AFTER HIP SURGERY
LADY LONGFELLOW’S FIRST REHAB SESSION
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)