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Dealing with being handicapped

Dealing with being handicapped

It is 6 a.m. and I’m the only person in the emergency ward.

It is eerily quiet compared to Monday afternoon. Cathy, the nurse in charge, has just started the IV drip and I will lie on my back for the next two hours.

I will be back again in 12 hours and the procedure will be repeated for several days to come.

I must commend the emergency staff at La Verendrye Hospital, who have been very attentive to my plight. I’ve lost the use of my upper left arm and shoulder, and that has left me frustrated and sore.

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