I received a questionnaire from the hospital whose Emergency Room I was taken to after "the incident".
I didn't mind completing it as it was essentially multiple choice (5 options between least and best sort of thing) unless you chose to add your own comments.
I arrived at the ER in an ambulance and did not have my Health Insurance card with me; nor could I remember the name of the company we were insured with and, for a panicky moment, I thought that I'd left my license at home too!
Despite this I was treated reasonably quickly (compared to stories I had heard) and the people I came across were nice and sympathetic so they were scoring fairly highly with me until the question on how well my pain was controlled or managed. Here I felt it necessary to use all the additional comment section. I can understand them maybe not wanting to pump drugs into me until they knew whether surgery was going to be needed but surely they could've given me an ice-pack sooner than 3 hours!!
That's right - a big bone break and no ice-pack or pain meds for 3 hours!! Geez- I was almost released by then.
But then I got a good laugh from the last question…..:
With 5 being the most likely and 1 being least likely, how likely are you to recommend this Emergency Room to others?