She spends hours at the gym, had her nails done, a pedicure, her hair is perfect and she spent a few hours getting ready for a fun night out dancing in Providence with her friends. She is beautiful, and looks fantastic, and people notice, and she doesn’t mind, as long as they are not creepy about it.
Some moron crashed into their car at two in the morning spoiling a great night. She had a few drinks, but was far from intoxicated, and wasn’t driving anyway. She was hurt in the accident, and needed to be seen at the ER for some stitches and x-rays.
Sometimes, all we can do for our patients is make them feel better during transport. The high tech equipment and highly trained EMT was reduced to performing one of the simplest, kindest and most ancient of all medical techniques.
I covered her with a blanket. Her anxiety level dropped in half. The beautiful body that she showed off earlier in the night, and did so with class and style was no longer on display.