Hospitals Make Great Ideas For Stories! :) (For Karla With Love! Thanks For The Inspiration!)
edited: Tuesday, July 13, 2004
By Karen Lynn Vidra, The Texas Tornado
Rated "G" by the Author.
Posted: Tuesday, July 13, 2004
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Went with my sister to the emergency room last week, and ever since, I have had a plethora of ideas cooking in my brain! :) Thanks, Karla, and especially a special thank you to your pinched nerve! :P LOL
I have never had as many story ideas as I have now, ever since last week, when I went with my twin sister to the Emergency Room! She had been having pain in her neck and arm, and she was getting tired of it, so she decided to go to the Emergency room, to see what was going on.
Thank GOD the Emergency Room was NOT crowded (we were only there for three hours, from 3 until about a quarter of seven), but I was still worried about Karla; I was afraid that she would be admitted to the hospital or that something serious was wrong with her. I was so scared for her I started crying, and when I finally got to see her about ten after six, she was lying in a cubicle, on a gurney, and she looked like she was hurting. She had a hospital gown on covering her top, but she still had her pants, shoes, and socks on, and she was trying in her way to reassure me, even though SHE was the one in pain!
Ever since then, she (and the other patients I saw) have been a wonderful source of inspiration, and I have written several stories in my "Paramedic Stories" and "Nurse Stories" series. I have six in the paramedic series (the latest one being the second part of a two parter, "Critical!"), and I have seven in the series about nursing. Today I did parts #5 and #6, "No Time For Tears (Until Later)" and my newest entry, "They Just Keep Coming!" It also helps watching the show "E.R." and reading up on several books pertaining to paramedics or emergency medicine; and they have given me story ideas as well. So there will be more from the front lines of emergency medicine/paramedics and nursing! I hope you have enjoyed all that I have written in the "Nurse Stories" and "Paramedic Stories" series of stories! I can rest assure you that there will be more in these series, so stay tuned for more excitement in the world of medicine!
Now, I am NOT a doctor or a nurse, nor do I practice medicine in any way. I just have always been fascinated with the human body and with medical drama in general, and it helps having a sister who was a medic in the Air Force; she knows a lot about medicine, and she has taught me a lot about it! :)
P.S.: If you are wondering about Karla's outcome in the E.R., she has a pinched nerve in her cervical spine (C-6, C-7), and it is causing pain in her lower neck, her shoulders, and down her one arm, plus the one side of the affected arm is numbish. She may eventually need to have therapy or surgery if the medication she is on now doesn't help. She has to see an orthopedic surgeon about this, and she may have to have an MRI or a myelogram, and depending on the results of THAT, we will go from there and take things as they come. Please keep her in your prayers; she can really use them! Thanks so much! :(
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|Reviewed by MaryGrace Patterson
|Great ideas are born in many places. I hope Karal is better by now.......M|
|Reviewed by Tracey O'
|you are always an inspiration and your stories are great and very informative and heartfelt as I am reading this after reading some of your stories I hope that Karla is ok better than ok and will always as I do anyway keep the two of you in my thoughts. you are really great friends and I am in awe of the two of you's's talents. You two are terrific! Be reading as I can although your fingers and your mind are hard to keep up with. Sorry. NOthing personal I have fewer kids than your stories do but still lots of kids! I don't know how you manage it 53 kids and time to write and read always the first one to read my silly things too. Thanks Karen! xoox I wish I was that way. I'm sorry for not being so.
Thanks bunches my friend.
Tracey 42xoox(c :)
|Reviewed by Henry Lefevre
|You are right. I'm still writing about my 6 Mohs surgery incisions last year. One thing about Mohs surgery is that it is as good as a face lift and is covered by Medicare. Face lifts are not.
I now look like I'm 21 whereas I'm really 95. Well, that might be stretching it, but 95 does seem like a good target.
|Reviewed by Bob Holt
|True to life experiences and your best interests are always the best sources of inspiration. Please remain strong, and I hope Karla recovers from this as soon as possible.
|Reviewed by A Serviceable Villain
You and Karla are always in my prayers - you two are both role-models for strength from within ... thanks for sharing this special write!
|Reviewed by Sarah Tagert
|Sorry to hear of Karla's troubles but I am glad something good is coming out of it. Keep those stories coming!|
|Reviewed by Michelle Kidwell Power In The Pen
Karla is in my prayers as are you, a wonderful write
|Reviewed by Mr. Ed
|a special thank you to your pinched nerve!
That was so sweet of your sister to do that for you, Karen!! Glad you got lots of inspiration from her ordeal, and I truly hope she feels much better soon.
I had a pinched nerve on my spine, too, several years ago, and the pain ran down my left leg; it was so severe I couldn't put my pants on without my wife's help. They wanted to operate, and I went to a chiropractor instead, and believe it or not, he fixed it.
|Reviewed by Karla Dorman, The StormSpinner
thank you--i guess. didn't mean to be an added source of inspiration...you have no trouble at all, coming up with story ideas or keeping your million and six characters straight (including all their personalities!). that is a hallmark of a writing genius. :)
((((HUGS)))) and love, karla. :)