So I spent 5 hours in Emergency at the Lakeshore last night but I have to say, it all passed rather quickly.
I'd brought along my newest read, a great book by Melody Beattie, because I knew the wait would be long and, between being engrossed in this book and everyone coming to check in on me every few minutes, I felt rather good. I know it sounds funny, but I felt like I knew that everything would be alright. I think the doctors & nurses paid extra attention to me because I was on my own, which was nice. Whenever the doctor with the winning smile walked in, I'd look up from my book and, no matter what he was saying, I just had this deep sense that all was as it should be.
In the end, everything turned out to be ok, and all the precautionary measures helped ease the uneasiness I had been feeling all day, but really it was the staff at the Lakeshore that made me feel that everything was already alright. I'm sure the book I was reading had something to do with it, too :)
Aaaahhh the power of staying calm...