Wednesday, January 17, 2007

What a day!!!!!!

I was sitting in my friend's car getting ready to go home after a purely annoying day at work when I foolishly said to her, "What could make this day worse?" THEN I found out. My son called me right at that moment to tell me he had an accident. He was skateboarding and fell and broke his leg in two places and ripped a ligament. I was in Brooklyn so by the time I got to the hospital in South Jersey he was already scheduled for surgery Thursday around noon. He's in pain and will be off his leg for at least 8 weeks!!!!! His girl friend's father is a doctor at the hospital he is in so he is having his ortho friend, who has a great reputation do the operation. The real kicker is my son has had good insurance from birth to 12/31/06 and his new insurance is scheduled to pick up 1/22/07 so this healthy kid who has had insurance ALL his life does this during the ONLY 22 UNINSURED days of his life. I know it could be much worse but I'd like to bang my head against a wall!!!! In the long run he will be OK but this seem over the top right now. So now, since May, my husband, daughter and now my son have all had operations! So I'll be knitting in a hospital waiting room again.

6 comments:

Amanda Cathleen said...

ohmy! I do hope everything goes ok with your son. ((hugs))

trek said...

Oh, dear, are you just about ready to strangle him?

fedexcourier said...

Oh Frances, I'm so sorry to hear this. You have had your fair share of bad times this year. I'm thinking of you, try to relax...just a little.

Becky said...

I hope the surgery went well Frances, : )

Denise in PA said...

FRANCES! What a nightmare for you. Hope everything went well with the surgery and immediate post-op recovery.

Anonymous said...

Oh no, I was just thinking about the insurance issue while reading and just couldn't believe that this happened within that short time without it.