This lovely photo of me is in the ER at NYU Medical Center. I spent 8 hours here before I was admitted to the hospital. I'll try to write an entry about this ER in the future. It was something else!
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My trip has come to an end. I am home - I did not get to go on the cruise due to a medical incident.
Saturday, while in the United Nations, I passed out twice. An ambulance was called and I was transported to the New York University Hospital where I spent the next 26 hours. I was released after ruling out a heart attack, stroke, or blocked arteries. During all of this I also experienced internal bleeding and I twisted my ankle during the second fall, which resulted in a bad sprain and chipped bone.
At 6 am yesterday, the medical staff informed me I was not going on the cruise and more testing was done. When it was determined there was nothing heart related, I was discharged to return to Minnesota to have the internal bleeding checked out. I am wearing an air cast on my right foot/ankle and am not supposed to drive for 6 or 7 days.
I was able to get a flight back to Minneapolis last night and am now home recovering. I was impressed with the great care at both airports with those needing wheel chair assistance! This was a new experience for me (hope it will be last!). I will see my doctor on Wednesday for review and to be set up with referrals for a gastroenterologist and orthopedic doctor or podiatrist. Now I have the time off to take care of such visits.
This was very disappointing to not get to take the cruise, but I am thankful it occurred in NYC rather than on the ship or while on shore on an excursion. I was told I was taken to the best hospital in New York City.