Saturday, February 27, 2016
Buddy Beaverhausen's Random Thoughts: Buddy B Gets His Head Examined, part 2
I had another wicked fall and bloodied my head once more. I had my last public physical collapse, from vertigo, in 2013.
This time, I was taking out the recyclables on Wednesday night when I slipped on the rain-slicked pavement and a landed on the back of my head. A neighbor saw this, strolled into the deli and said, "Charlie's lying on the sidewalk and his head's bleeding. I think he's gonna die." What a concerned reaction! And what a putz!
My friends in the deli, Sam and Shaq, immediately took action. They phoned 911 and even helped get me on the stretcher. And off I went to NYU Lutheran Hospital.
The staff there is very attentive and professional. Many young NYU med graduates. Top-notch nurses. Very clean, sanitary environment, as opposed to, say, the old St. Vincent's in Manhattan.
There was testing galore. CAT-scans, x-rays and even more. Had so many blood draws and injections, they were running out of available veins. I even had my cerebral arteries checked.
I wasn't discharged until Saturday at around 4pm. I have to visit Monday to talk with a social worker and have my sutures removed.
Special thanks to Shaq [pictured at right] and Sam, my heroes!