Worthing A&E

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2.00pm 13th August

Do people have to wait hours for ambulances?  I felt a little bit guilty about an ambulance being called because I didn’t need any ambulance-fancy equipment or go-faster Sirens.

I persuaded the young paramedic to take me to Worthing A&E, less that 5 minutes drive away, even without sirens. Standing-room only in the waiting room, good job the curb hadn’t attacked my legs!

Facebook confirmed that my relatives are not shy about liking that I have broken my arm despite the clear social convention to avoid liking such things. The Brit’s normally start thier comments with an empathetic variation on “Ouch!” and the USA people go straight in with the positive get well wishes.

It was so good to feel the waves of empathy and positivism…

facebook photograph of broken arm

Worthing A&E
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  1. James Sutherland writes:

    Ouch! [Dislike], as one or two friends of mine post in lieu of clicking ‘like’ on bad news posts.

    Looks pretty scary, I hope it all heals up OK?

    My little brother fractured his arm years ago on a bouncing castle in Glasgow; the first-aid guy on the scene said it was just bruised, but it didn’t improve, so an X-ray a few days later confirmed the break. It wasn’t quite as obvious as this one, though!

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    wendy writes

    Hi James, I don’t want to give the end game away, but today I can wiggle all of my rather purple fingers and thumb and feel when they are touched. Which is good 🙂

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  2. Indigo Roth writes:

    Hey Wendy! Damn, OUCH really doesn’t cover it. No wonder you needed morphine! Feel better x Indigo

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  3. ExpatEgghead writes:

    I wish you all the best. Anything I could say feels inadequate. Hugs.

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  4. Sarah writes:

    I think it is less that people ‘like’ it but rather evidence that FB needs an easily accessible ‘dislike’ mechanism…

    Or – if I’m in a more philosophical mood – it is an interesting example of using ‘like’ as an affirmation of being heard and of sympathy and understanding…

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    wendy writes

    Sarah, I thinkyou’re right. I’d like a ‘hugs’ button – it could be used in lots f situations to express both empathy with sadness and happiness and it says that ‘I’ve heard you’ without actually liking the ciontent of what’s said while maintaining an emotional perspective…

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  5. Scarlet writes:

    My first thoughts when I saw your pic on FB were: Why has Wendy got a wibbly-wobbly arm? I didn’t know she was double jointed… and then I kinda twigged that something must be wrong.
    Sx

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    wendy writes

    Scarlet – to go with my wibbly wobbly brain! Full set!

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