Thursday, June 18, 2009

Sky Light Watch

Hospital ceiling

...and a trip to the Guadalupe Regional Medical Center. So I thought this would fit with the theme since it IS a shot of a sky. :)

Last weekend Mark took me to the emergency room because my bee sting had gotten worse by Sunday morning. You know, this lovely sky shot really brightened the ER and it made me feel better because it is so cheerful and healthy looking. I thought it was a very nice touch to add to the ceiling. That's right; it's on the ceiling! It also made the space feel bigger. As a matter of fact, our little hospital is going through some rather extensive construction and so far, everything is looking super! I can't wait to see what the hospital will look like. There is a lot of glass in the design so I'm sure it will be very modern.

I so don't "got safety"

Here I am sitting and waiting for the PA to fix me. I am only smiling because of two things:
  1. That HUGE contraption behind me. Really, I felt like it was this creature that was going to zap me or something. It loomed there...ever present. They didn't use it on me; I guess that is good. I just had to have a picture of it.
  2. After I got my steroid shot, there was not much to smile about, that's for sure. I have gotten those shots before and I do not recall it being painful! It was not the needle going in or coming out. It was about one minute AFTER I got the injection that I felt the stabbing pain where I received my medication. Wow. Don't get me wrong. I appreciated the relief. But still!

So, about the bee sting. This is my second sting and I'm not sure why I reacted so differently since the first sting was no big deal. My hand swelled and itched like crazy. It was at least twice the size of my left hand and it looked WEIRD. All poofy. Also, I had to have antibiotics because it looked like it might have been getting infected. The Benadryl did NOT help the itching nor did it knock me out so I could sleep. I learned a good lesson: gear up from now on to check on the bees! :)

6 comments:

C and C Mommy said...

I am excited about the hospital....hope I don't have to use it soon, but glad it is there.

Glad you are better!!

Nathalie said...

Bad story but beautiful top sky photo!
I hope you don't get a bee sting again.
Get well!

Babooshka said...

Such bad luck but the image is just brilliant.

E @ Scottsville said...

From what I hear, the second time is always worse! The first time I got into "Bull Nettle" was no big deal. The second time? YIKES! So now I know... DO NOT GO NEAR THE STUFF!

You be careful around those bees, you hear me? =0)

Hope said...

Oooooh, Thien . . . only you could turn a (potentially) very bad experience into a photo op that is cheerful and interesting.
An aside: hated to miss Mark's book signing the other evening; the book is EXCELLENT and we wanted to be there to join in the excitement (and of course snap our own photos).

Be well . . and thanks for offering us the opportunity to view your marvelous blog!!

hope

Thiên said...

Ladies, thank you so much for your comments and well wishes. You know, I just can't seem to get rid of the red itchy bump. Hmm.

Erica, I am lucky Mark usually spots the bull nettle for me or else I'd be all in it!

Hope, we would have loved to see you and Bob! Maybe next time. Mark's book sales are doing well so I'm very happy for him. :)