I have been referred by this moniker more times then I can count. It proved true today. Very true. $1678 pesos true. Now before I tell you this, let me just say that this has been one of the weirdest years of my life.
Whooping cough, failed romances, attacking scorpions, 3600 mile road trips and NOW, NOW I have a dizzy spell, spin around and fall forehead first into the wall along the stairwell outside my bathroom. I realized I was feeling dizzy but the next thing I knew I heard a crack as my head and the wall collided. "How the heck did that happen?", I said to myself. I had just gotten out of the shower - was getting dressed to go to the gym and WHAM. I knew the first thing to do was to get ice on whatever had just happened. I traipsed upstairs grabbed one of those plastic glasses that freezes the water between two layers of plastic and gently, oh so gently laid it on my head. THEN I looked in the mirror. I shouldn't have.
The head had a golf ball size, and I do NOT exaggerate, raised place on it above the right eye. Then thinking it best to lie down, I did. Mental exercises came to mind to make sure that I hadn't knocked my brains out. Ok, I could do mathematical tables in my head. I knew my name and the day and date. Whew, my brains were still intact.
About an hour later, much to my surprise, out of the blue, my maid Josefina appeared. She is recuperating from cervical cancer surgery. I was shocked, really to see her. AND she was shocked to see me...........very. She said I had to go to the hospital. She went and got TM to come over from his casa and he agreed, "I needed to go to have my head examined.""
That brings up all the times that has been said to me too. Ok, ok, you have to see the humor here. Upon arrival at the hospital, the Doctor appeared. OMG was he good looking! Then I knew I hadn't lost my mind......ha.
X-rays, lab work and I'm fine. "Rest, liquids and, call if anything changes," were the admonitions after four hours of observation. Total cost for the emergency room, all the tests and the Dr's
fee 1678 pesos.
THIS was definitely NOT how I intended to spend today. I'm fine, I'm fine - no sympathies are needed. I can just hardly wait to see what is going to happen in the future. Thankfully we don't know, and it's a good thing!