♥ Accidents Happen

Vintage teddy bear

I am taking a short blogging break – just a few days. I had an accident, thankfully a very minor one but it still necessitated a trip to A & E (Accident & Emergency). If you put the phrases;  fingers of the right hand – not paying enough attention – lid falls off – boiled kettle, in the correct order  you will know what happened.

In the great plan of things it’s a minor travail. But some of the fingers on my right hand are well and truly swaddled in a thick white dressing, so it’s not easy to type; hence the brief blogging break.

At the hospital last night a passage from Cutting for Stone, a book by Abraham Verghese that I read some time ago floated into my mind. I cannot recall it fully but the gist is one of the characters (a famous doctor) asks a room full of medical students what is administered by ear in an emergency room. None of the students knows the answer. The answer is words of comfort.

Have a good weekend. I will be back *on air* properly on Sunday or Monday.

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20 responses to “♥ Accidents Happen

  1. I hope you are much better soon.

  2. deirdregoldsmith

    So sorry to hear that you hurt yourself. It’s a shock when something like that happens and I hope that you feel better really soon. Painful injury and I sympathise x d

  3. deirdregoldsmith

    So sorry to hear that you hurt yourself. It’s a shock when something like that happens and I hope that you feel better really soon. Painful injury and I sympathise . x d

  4. deirdregoldsmith

    So sorry to hear that you hurt yourself. It’s a shock when something like that happens and I hope that you feel better really soon. Painful injury and I sympathise x d

  5. Ouch! Felt sympathy pain when I read about your burnt hand. Heal well soon. My next post about grandson born June 23rd. Of course, he’s an absolute wonder and joy! Eileen

  6. Well, this certainly was the last thing I expected when I opened your page this afternoon.. I just cringe when I think of the pain and shock you’ve gone through. I will pray for a quick recovery!! Sending you hugs !!!! xoxoxoxo Smidge ps Try to get lots of pampering:)

  7. SurreyCousin

    Sounds really nasty – hope you are better soon. I find wine helps with those travails life throws at you!!

  8. Take care and get your rest.

  9. Esther

    Sorry to hear that. Hope you will back writing very soon. Take care.
    Esther x

  10. Oh dear, I hope you’ve recovering and healing well.

  11. I read that book, Cutting for Stone, over the Easter holidays, and those words, ‘What is administered by ear?’ stuck with me too. Hope you’re well on the mend by now.

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