Potholes and a Sprained Ankle
|OOOPS! Word of warning. Look down when you're walking!|
While enjoying a visit with my good friends in Jerusalem and Ma'aleh Adumim I managed to step into the deep cracks around this sewage drain and down I went. That was the end of the walk in the park we were about to take. So there I was sitting on the tar trying to catch my breath - waiting for a moment for the pulsating pain to subside. Only in Israel would someone call down from his porch on the tenth floor of the apartment building nearby to ask if I needed any help! As it turns out I was able to stand up and limp over to a nearby bench. I want to give a shout out to my good friends for the compassionate care I received. They were ready with ice, bandages, Ibuprofen, a good cup of tea and conversation, and additional first aid such as Dead Sea Mud (that really did help a lot), yummy chicken soup, patience and friendship. Thank you, thank you, thank you! I am uber grateful to you all!
Needless to say my visit continued in a sitting position with my foot elevated and limited walking. In any case I followed the advice of my many concerned friends and took a trip over to TEREM, a local emergency care clinic to be sure everything was okay. Fortunately I have Travel Medical Insurance to cover me in Israel. I have to admit that in all my visits to Israel I have never had the need to use any insurance coverage. I am happy that this time I have it!
The staff at the clinic was kind and accommodating. The process was quick and efficient as was the care. It was heartwarming to notice a particular plaque (pictured below) sitting on the same shelf as the medical books in the doctor's office.
|The plaque with the Doctor's Blessing on the shelf with the medical books.|
The check-up was complete and revealed that it was just a sprain. I've been keeping my foot elevated and things are looking better every day!