I made my way to pick him up (not knowing the extend of his injuries), but after seeing him and the look of his knee thought we'd better go to a hospital. Since he was still on the scene of the accident, with two police officers, I asked them if they could call an ambulance. One of them asked if I had a cell phone. I did. I should call 911 myself. I couldn't believe my ears. WTF? One cop then 'reminded' me that earlier, when the ambulance came and took the other cyclist away Hubby had refused treatment. I was livid by then, and asked if he was allowed to change his mind, and if his knee was that size when they first came. He answered he was entitled to change his mind. He then went saying that him calling 911 or me was equivalent, to which I answered "Our tax dollars at work" - he did not like that. By that point I was helping Hubby put his bike in the car. I still can't believe how nonchalant those cops were. Maybe it is the wife in me reacting, but their answer to my request for a second ambulance was out of line, I think.
It was a day spent in the emergency room waiting for triage, to see a nurse, then a doctor, for x-rays, for the doctor again, then x-rays again... The x-rays showed how bad his left ring finger was, so he's schedule to see an orthopedic surgeon next week. The x-rays of his knee didn't show much, so he'll have to go back once the swelling comes down for a MRI. According to the clerk we saw, not before eight months! That is how long it takes for an appointment in this province. Ridiculous!
Hubby is furious, to say the least. The other cyclist pulled a boneheaded move (and might be actually hurt) but since they are both cyclists there was no police report or anything of the sort. We don't even know the name of the
I believe anger and grudges eat at you, and can even make you sick. I do believe the power of the mind. How can you be happy and at peace, when in fact (deep down) you are mad and in constant turmoils? I don't want that for my husband. I want to be able to grow old (er) with him, to laugh daily with and at him, to enjoy our life together. I don't want to be with an angry man, always upset about something and frustrated at the world. Life is too short and beautiful to only choose to see the negative in it. I believe the good outweighs the bad, but one has to choose to see it. That's all I can hope for at this point...