October 23, 2008

More Wilma

Wilma changed Isla forever. I was reminded last night, when I went to the Navy hospital for a deep gash on my shin. Had I had a tetanus shot? Yes, right after Wilma! They were free then, too. We were crawling around in rubble, at risk of stepping on nails.
Are you a Mexican? No, norteunidense. At which point, the attending physician, ordered the two younger doctors to stand at attention. She pronounced me a Mexican, with a crisp triple salute.
Cost for a peroxide cleaning and butterly dressing and antibiotic prescription to fill, $260 pesos, Sense of belonging, priceless.


Sue said...


I've been treated at that hospital as well. An eye injury from a chunk of concrete. The cost was very reasonable, and I felt I got excellent care there. But I never got pronounced "Mexican"!

Hope the shin heals up.

Life's a Beach! said...

Ouch Zina! Hope it heals soon!


Nancy said...

Sorry about your leg, and congratulations as well. You're becoming more Mexicana every day!

Anonymous said...

You are right, absolutely priceless!