I finally arrive at the nurse’s office and I gave her my pass. She asked me what had happened and I explained as she examined my finger. She tried bending it, but I would pull my finger away every time. All at once, my finger felt like it had a knot in it then there was a sharp pain but the pain would stay. It would become more painful every time she would move or bend my finger.
She came and sat with me while the nurse gave me an ice pack. I didn’t think the ice pack was going to do very much, so I gave a little chuckle. The nurse told me that she called my parents. When my parents arrived, they looked upset because they didn’t like seeing their child having a broken bone. My parents then took me to the Cresco hospital, and that was where I got my X-rays done.
Mindi had been hoping that it had been just a little pull in a muscle or maybe a slight sprain. Dunaway had reached the x ray room and got all of her x rays done. Once the x rays were done, Dunaway and Mindi were then transferred into the waiting room to get results. The nurse came back with a big box, Mindi and her daughter had exchanged looks and Dunaway said, “This can’t be good.” Mindi agreed and just sat there nervously. The nurse smiled gently and gestured to the big box that she was carrying.
Greeting us was a security guard in a tacky tan uniform asking my mom for her ID and the reason for the visit. Couldn’t he see a young girl was dying right before his eyes? At 12 years old, I was very dramatic a pre-teen with all the problems in the world. Moments after, I was taken to the back and finally, I knew my prayers would be answered. But was I wrong pain still at a level 9 and this nurse was asking me simple questions like “How are you doing this afternoon”, “what happened to you and how long ago”, “Have you eaten yet?”, “My name and my age”, “what school I went to”.
My parents put me in a wheelchair (prep. phrase) and wheeled me in. The woman at the front desk let us cut to the front of the line because of how bad my arm looked. Then, they had to take x-rays, which was probably worse than the actual fall. The woman doing them had to keep moving my arm around, and the pain was unbearable.
The week before the homecoming game, we found out that our starting senior libero got sick with Mononucleosis, which meant that she couldn’t participate in any physical activity. We quickly had to find our next best passer, for that next week’s big game, and I was next in line. You will never know when you will have to step up, and when chances like this will arise . You always have be prepared, otherwise you might miss your chance. When I found out that I had to libero for one of the biggest games of the season, I was dripping with drops of nerves.
Gavin was back the next day at practice and my spirit was dead. I’m thinking I’m not gonna ever get playing time so why bother caring so much and putting in all this energy when I could be helping the sophomore team that I actually play on. So over the course of the next week I didn’t really care as much about knowing everything for varsity and I still worked hard at practice but I could’ve given more. During, this ‘outburst’ the varsity games were closer than what they should be and the starters weren’t scoring as well or playing as
Yet, I still didn’t see any improvement in my health after a year had passed. Then I gave up on the dream that my health would improve. I already knew that asthma was a disease that can’t be cured, but it can be controlled. I tried to keep my asthma under control and failed. I realized that I needed to accept help to control my asthma and that I can’t do it
College basketball player should be paid for these reasons they put their bodies at risk, they don’t have money, and they skip classes for basketball. Basketball players put their bodies risk every time they play. College Athletes pushing their bodies to get the play and “There have been instances of players becoming paralyzed by hits or tackles on football fields or other injuries that have ended player’s careers before they even get started.” (Patterson 2) They get hurt really bad from the hand to a concussion that it can make them out a season and some out for the rest of the life. Cameron Johnson is suffering a back injury and might not play to NCAA tournament. (Denver post) He was working so hard to get to the NCAA tournament and then one injury stopped
Mrs. B, a chronically weak bed bound 78 year old woman was in the hospital for an acute change of mental status. Her baseline was that she was alert and oriented but needed assistance with activities of daily living except feeding herself. She had a 24/7 caregiver caring for her, but recently it was reduced to 6 hours a day because she was financially unable to pay for it. I was taking care of her and witnessed the social worker from Adult Protective Services speaking to her about her safety and trying to arrange for her to move into an assisted living facility. This would be paid for through a Medicaid waiver, but the patient refused.
The pain did not go away. I was at the doctor again the next week for worrying back pain starting. The pain was near my kidneys which was not only worrying me, but everyone else. After a many doctor visits, my mom was worried about me for a completely different reason. She thought I was missing too much school.