Sunday, April 02, 2006

Motorino Accident

I just had a minor fall on oh my motorino (aka scooter). I was SOBER (I had left the pub but only had two pints of water!! ). I slipped on loose gravel and I slid on the ground for about 15-20 feet. As I was sliding, all I could think was that I was going to ruin my leather coat

Some nice dude stopped & helped me up. He took one look at the gash in my foot and said I needed to go the ER. I said I was fine but as soon as I took a step, a small fountain of blood spurted out of my foot (I just went back with friends to move my scooter and the puddles of blood on the road are still visible!)

This nice dude put me on his motorcyle and took me to the ER. I left a streak of blood down his motorcyle, and little pools of blood all down the ER halls (Ifelt
like I was making modern art!).

I was amazed at how efficient the Italian ER was-- in & out in 30 minutes (and FREE). The whole time I was being sewn up, all I could think about was that I had
ruined my fuschia pink stilettoes (I cleaned them today, and while there are blood stains still on them, they are wearable). While I got my stitches, stranger
dude just sat in the ER waiting to take me home--how sweet! (who else do you know tha would pick up a boy while bloody on the side of the street). But by then Neighbour had showed up to take me home.

But i am fine. And thankfully i had loooots of pain pills left over from my knee surgeries

Stitches come out on Friday.

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