I have a right shoulder sprain. It actually took longer at the pharmacist than at Urgent Care I think. When we got there, things were slow. The triage nurse took my vitals and brought me back and I went straight to a room. The only person in the waiting room was a man in scrubs watching the football game. The admin person from the hospital came to the room to get me registered and she wasn’t even done yet when the dr – the man in scrubs from the waiting room – came in to examine my shoulder. He poked and prodded. Made me stretch until my shoulder felt like it would fall off. Pressed on my collar bone until I thought I’d throw up (although I could tell by him pressing on it with the other one that it wasn’t broken). He told me that he didn’t feel it was broken, he wanted me to keep taking 800mg of ibuprofen every 6 hours and putting ice on it until the swelling was gone and then switch to heat. Also gave me a great Rx to take at bedtime for the pain so I could sleep. And no lifting for 2 weeks. Nothing I didn’t really know, but we didn’t want to take any chances.
Tomorrow, we’ll call the adjuster to get started on the process of replacing things that were broken in the accident. 3 carseats (note to self – bring carseat manuals with to the body shop tomorrow) and the deductible for Chip’s phone to be replaced. Thankfully for them we have insurance on Chip’s phone. Those things are *not* cheap when you’re not buying them with a plan! And we’ll find a chiropracter and make appointments. Doesn’t that sound like a lot of fun? :roll
Chip’s going to wait until Tuesday and if his knee isn’t feeling any better at all, he’ll go see the dr then. I am working on my letter of complaint to the hospital administration and I’m naming names.