Some days just don’t go the way you plan and for me, yesterday was one of those days. As you can see from the date on the plastic vial in the photograph above, it was 1/11/11.
Yesterday morning I was running around…in a hurry…never a good thing. I had my earnings (see above) in one hand and my vitamins in the other, or so I thought. Toss vitamins in mouth…wash down with water. Gulp. What the heck was that? Open left hand to see only one earring. Gingerly swallow again.
Yes, I did…I really did! I couldn’t believe it either. I swallowed one of my earrings! My first thought was to stick my fingers down my throat to see if I could pop it back up but I thought better of that when I remembered the hook.
So instead, my day went like this…leave breakfast on the stove, jump into the car, drive to the hospital and watch everyone there that I tell my story to, try not to laugh. I know, I'm fully aware of the humour here but…that hook was sharp and it was hurting and I didn’t want a perforated esophagus.
Luckily for me the gastroenterologist happened to be in our small hospital yesterday and came to see me right away. She whisked me into the OR and two hours later I woke up wondering why there were so many people in there with me…I was actually in recovery and it was all over. By late afternoon they sent me home with my earings in a plastic vial.
This morning I examined the contents of my palm very carefully before I took my vitamins.
Today, I’m very, very grateful that my earrings are on the outside of me where they belong! Moral of the story…slow down. Be mindful.
“Mindfulness isn't difficult, we just need to remember to do it.”
This post and the photograph are doing dual duty for the 30 day gratitude project and week 28 of 52 Photos Project where the theme is "trick or treat". This was definitely a "trick" I don't want to repeat!