By Jay Lloyd
ROCK HALL, Md. (CBS) — Even if you’ve planned the perfect getaway, it can dissolve in an instant due to accidental injury or similar mishap.
After a recent interrupted trip of my own, I’d like to offer some ideas about dealing with a stumble.
It was to be four great days of sailing the Chesapeake. Instead, I found myself riding a gurney to a date with an emergency room nurse, who asked, “What happened?”
(Me:) “Well, I fell off the boat onto a dock.”
(Her:) “Have you been to this hospital before?”
(Her:) “What for?”
(Me:) “I fell off the boat onto a dock.”
She looks at me and purrs, “I see a trend developing here.”
So there I was, with a muscle tear and a wrecked sailing trip.
But now, please allow me to offer a couple of tips for those ER visits you may be facing during a future getaway.
- First and foremost, keep your sense of humor intact.
- Deal with the injury, and don’t worry about the lost getaway. Get well, and there’ll be many more ahead.
- Always be prepared by carrying a list of medications and all your insurance cards.
- Carry travel insurance.
- And finally, know in advance who you’ll call to get you home if you are unable to continue traveling on your own.