I HAD AN ACCIDENT LAST NIGHT, THANKS TO THE GOOD SAMARITANS AND MMDA RESCUE TEAM
I woke up at around 5:30PM yesterday, left the house at 6PM. Since, our shift starts at 8PM, I will need to travel from Malabon to Ortigas, just like what I always do when I'm going to work. So, from our house to bus station, it took at least, 10 minutes. then got in a tricycle to bus station. I got on a bus at around 6:15PM. The travel from Letre, in Malabon to Ortigas usually takes around an hour or so, but, this time, it only took 45mins. My workmate Daddy Tom, got on the same bus. We had to alight in Ortigas, crossed the Edsa highway together, using the pedestrian lane. The rain was already pouring again, and Daddy Tom was walking fast, so I had to catch up. I didn't realize how slippery the tile floors of Edsa Shrine. I was literally swept off my feet, just right under the overpass. And, my fat ass fell on the ground, very hard... All I was able to say is, "Ayayyy ko..." I thought it was just a simple slide. But, I got scared when I can't move my legs or feet, it became, very numb.
I thought I had a crack in my spine or broke my pelvic bones or something. There was two guy who held my head in their arms. Mind you, they are just concerned citizen. And, a girl also saw what happened, and she immediately called the MMDA hotline for me. I can't really stand up, I was in agonizing pain. Also, MMDA Traffic Enforcer Mr. Tulod and his other colleagues did assist me while waiting for an ambulance. After 15mins, still no ambulance yet, they said that the MMDA Rescue Team was still responding to another call. I was just literally lying on the floor of the Edsa shrine. Guards of the shrine, did assist me, they took my name as well for whatever purpose. An MMDA woman officer, did try to speak to some rescue team who happened to be from a private company. But, they said that they will charge me P7,000 just to bring me to Medical City, in Ortigas. Unfortunately, I haven't withdraw my salary at that time, and don't have a single cent in my pocket. Because, I was too confident that I will reach the company building safe, and I'll be able to withdraw my salary in the BDO ATM in our office.
While waiting for the Rescue Team. I tried calling Daddy Tom but, he wasn't answering the phone, maybe, It was left in his bag, like what he always do. I also called my workmate and friend, "Therls". I told her what happened and I asked her If she could lend me some money so I could just get in a cab to the hospital. A few minutes later, she texted me and said that my "Beastfriend Bui", will just bring me the money. A few minutes later, I received a call from "Bloss", my boss. I found out that she was also heading to Ortigas, and she said that she would be coming. I also received a call from Mark, my office mate, and he said that my boss is heading to where I am. I also called my wife, who happened to be going home also from her work. She was coming from Pedro Gil, Manila. I told her calmly what happened and asked her to just wait for me in Medical City. So, I just had to wait more, then I finally heard the sirens of the ambulance.
I was able to get the name of the concerned citizen who called MMDA for me. Her name is "Abigail", and she said, she also used to work in a Call Center as a Team Lead. She didn't leave me until the rescue team finally arrived. When MMDA Rescue Team finally arrived, they carried me towards their ambulance. A rescue officer named "Mona", did assist me until we get to the Medical City, in Ortigas. I was brought to their trauma room. I was immediately checked by the doctors, then, I had to wait few more minutes, then, my wife did finally arrive. She kissed me on my forehead and told me that she was worried. Nurses gave me pain killers. Then, a few minutes after, my boss arrived, then, I was brought to the X-Ray room. So, my wife and boss Bloss had a small talk. I was brought back to the Trauma Room of the Emergency Room. Bloss stayed with us for almost an hour, and even went back to check If we need some money, luckily, my wife already got her salary. My boss had to go back at the office. So, we had to wait for about 2 hours to wait for my X-Ray's and other lab test.
After two hours, I thanked GOD, because, there were no signs of fracture! It was just a "Soft tissue Contussion in Lumbosacral Area", (In tagalog, Bugbog sa Pwet), hehehe! ER, Xray and Other Examination Fees are all for P5,595.60. I'm just lucky because, we have a health card; Intellicare. So, I didn't pay anything. But, honestly, it is still very painful. I still can't sit or stand up straight. It takes me 10-15mins just to get to the washroom. And, just imagine, I am writing this article while lying on my chest. I really thought that people will not help, since it was already raining hard, but, I was wrong. I wanna thank the guards of Edsa Shrine, the Concerned Citizens (The Good Samaritans), and the MMDA Rescue Team. Also, the people in ER, Dr. Chua and the rest of the nurses in Medical City. I can't thank you more than enough, you guys Rock! Also, my huge thanks to my Colleagues and our Boss Bloss! May the Lord bless you all, more and more! Take Care! -Garnier
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