Kidnapped by Aliens!


Dear Diary

“I think, last week, I was kidnapped by aliens. ”

OK, my friends, that’s certainly what I would write in my diary to explain my unusual experience from Friday to Monday.

I had again a serious health problem on the night of Friday. My husband played “again” the ambulance to take me to the emergency at Victoria General Hospital. The diagnosis was: a surgery!

 

 

You should know that among my history of visited hospitals (Belgium, Africa, Edmonton) this was such a special experience that I thought I was in an alien hospital. Judge for yourself:

  • I was immediately admitted as soon as they understood my problem (in previous experience: I will still be waiting for 4-5 hours in pain …)
  • Nurses took turn to make sure I did not need anything (in previous experience: only one will showed up and disappeared for at least 2 hours …)
  • The doctor doing the surgery visited me 3 times to explain either the surgery process or to check on me, (previous experience: I will see the doctor only once, often with no clear explanation or nothing at all and you leave the hospital without ever remembering his face…)
  • There were more serious cases than me, but we had all their attention (previous experience: if you’re not a priority, you’re left behind in pain …)
  • Medical staff calls you “darling, sweaty, honey, my dear, beauty …”, very attentive and full of humanity. Do you think this is an exaggeration? (Let me tell you that elsewhere, my color was often an obstacle to treat me well …)

I spent 4 days in Victoria General Hospital (VGH) with the feeling of being in a 7-star hotel or with aliens or in heaven … No, I haven’t been kidnapped by Aliens, I was on the earth with real dedicated, conscientious, special Humans… and I am very grateful to God for the medical staff of VGH, YOU ROCKED!!

By the way, today I feel much better, thanks God! 🙂

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One more Year!


A beautiful Strange birthday!

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Yesterday, I was again in the emergency room, for  left hip’s pain, lower back and my left side pain. After a long wait of 4 hours suffering, I was finally seen by a doctor, received an injection of morphine (they could not give it without a diagnostic …)

Finally, I returned home around midnight with a strong Tylenol prescription … sigh … and a doctor’s advice: stay in bed for two days because I have some trouble walking.

Some of you already know, but in case you don’t, today is our birthday: my husband and me (yep, we have the same birthday: 14-04)  He is two years older than me, but if you look closely, you will see that we are identical twins ; )

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So, how to celebrate these “one more year” in bed … sigh … Let’s stay positive to avoid more gray hair 🙂 

For days now, there is a secret concert (guitar, piano, vocals) being prepared in our house! Our fantastic four have promised us a surprise tonight and we can’t wait to find it out!