It is that time of year again when the Fall season begins. Here in the USA most states turn the clocks back an hour for the end of daylight savings (not sure why we still do it since, sadly, farming is a dying industry here). But the other thing that warms my heart this season is the changing leaves in the Northern states. Since I live in a Southern state I don't get to see to many trees that change but growing up in Pennsylvania, we used to rake leaves into piles and have such fun. The most special memory I have about the fall season is that my wonderful son was born 20 years ago during this month. One of the best things that ever happened to me.
So I have a new event that has happened this fall but this memory won't be so pleasant. I have a fractured ankle. The first time ever in my life that I have to use crutches. Sadly, I am still waiting for an orthopedic referral after more than 10 days since the "fall.". Because I had to request that the emergency room doctor take X-Rays, I am not so confident in the emergency care I received. I learned once again that when your medical history becomes apparent and you have a brain disorder (or more widely known as a mental illness), your treatment often takes a different path.
Despite my recent experience, I am truly blessed to be alive and well and "kicking" with at least one leg. LOL. My photo is a reflection of my fall status, a casted ankle and an uncommon fall leaf that I discovered while in a very Southern climate. Would love to hear from others who have had good/bad experience with emergency care treatment.
Fall Blessings to You All!