Wednesday, May 27, 2009

The ambulance ride

I can laugh about it now, and even wonder what the big deal was all about. But back then -- hoo, boy! -- I was hoping for many things: that there were no internal injuries or fractures, that my hand and my leg would be okay, that Mom wouldn't freak when she saw me. (That's why I called my sister first, and made sure everything was arranged before she brought Mother.)

Oh, yeah, and the blood. Never been this bloodied from a bicycle accident before.

In fact, I'm a little cleaned up here already. The hospital at Samal had already cleaned up my wounds a bit, hence the white bandage around my hand. Actually, now that I think about it, it was more adhesive than bandage.

Total cost for the ambulance ride: P200. And I shared it with a mother and baby headed to Davao Medical Center.