S/V Delilah

A Blog to track the wanderings of the S/V Delilah, a 37-foot Tayana sailboat.

Wednesday, January 03, 2007

Out With A Bang

3 Jan 2007
St. Anne, Martinique

When we got out of the hospital, we realized that we had very little money on us, and only Greg's AMEX. We were, of course, dressed in our bathing suits. It was dark out. Luckily, the nurse spoke a little English and called not only a taxi but also a hotel where we could spend the night.

Oh, you're wondering how we got to the hospital? By ambulance, of course! The nice gendarmes at the beach called it for us.

Oh, about that. Greg was body surfing and got slammed to the bottom, rendering, for a while, his entire right side numb. Later, the pain set in. He feared nerve damage as his hand was tingling, etc. and his back hurt. So, off to the hospital we went. Greg's x-rays looked good, bone-wise, but there might be muscle damage, etc. So Greg spent two hours talking to AMEX who helped him change his flight to today, etc. We taxied back this morning, got his stuff, and sent him off.

I only wish I had a camera with me to document the ordeal. Some fun.


Anonymous Anonymous said...

I'd like some comment on the state of medical care in Martinique (for those of us who'll only get there when we retire!). Was it clean? Did they make you wait in the ER for 2-3 hours while you filled out your paperwork / insurance info?

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