The Accident in Bali and 5 Things I Learn To Do In An Emergency

I had planned on doing a guide to Europe on a shoe string budget. I’ll get back to that SOONEST, guys. Promise. 

But I need to write about this.

5 things you need to do when met with an accident in Bali. 

Some context.

I left for Bali on the 1st of December. It was a drop-everything-and-just GO kinda trip. I feel like I’m prefacing this to every trip but it’s true.

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Flight confirmation at 1.58am. Just in time to check in on-line and leave.

 

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I had to encounter the wrath of my Ibu (Mom). Mom: Why are you leaving out of a sudden? Do you have any problems? Bali is not very safe. Me: Haha, well I’m going with 3 other people Mom: Next time when you are married and you behave this way, your marriage will crumble. What wonderful behaviour, telling me this just before you leave.

Of course I felt bad. And I came clean to her when I came back.

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Result: Guys, I reek of sambal belacan, onions and garlic everyday because I’m doomed to kitchen slave duty for the rest of the year. I’m bleeding chilli paste and beef stock.

But the absolute worse is coming clean to Fazal. I’ll spare you guys the gory details but man I think getting a spear through my heart might hurt less. I’d rather be hogtied and licked on the toes by cats.

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Shots fired. Can someone say ouch?

Okay, but I digress.

The weapon

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See that puny little black bike stand there?

I was at the beach front of Ku De Ta with Sophie, my new found Belgian friend, when we decided that we had enough of the crashing waves. Surfing conditions were pissed poor and I thought we would have better luck in Kuta.

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Me and Sopz. Something like this. But of course much, much, easier on the eyes. *bats eyelashes*

But time was a ticking,

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4.15pm. Peak hour traffic to Kuta, 4.45pm. Losing our way, 5.15pm. 45mins surfing plus sunset. Ok can. HURRY, HURRY, HURRY

 

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Mad dash to the scooter

And then this happened..

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I hit a small rock while kicking out to kick up my scooter stand. And my nail just decided to tear itself away from my skin.

Hullo nail, what just happened?! It was gory.

So finally, here’s the 5 things you should do if such events happened to you. 

  1. Do NOT panic.

 

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Sopz was washing her board when I came up to her..

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Unfortunately, minus the surfer dude. (stolen from her fb)

“Uh oh Sopz. Change of plans.”

“You don’t bloody say”

2. Assess the situation and ask for help.

The scooter was parked right next to the life guard post and without even asking, a couple of these life guards just came to the rescue.

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These guys are wonderful. Incredibly helpful. Look for Red and Yellow. You can’t miss them on the beach.

They poured alcohol solution on my wound and.. (shivers up my spine, guys. i s.c.r.e.a.m.e.d. So.Much.Tears.and.Snot.) I gripped on Sopz real tight and begged them to not pour anymore.

They wrapped up my toe neatly and I was off.

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3. Go back to your hostel/hotel to get ID

Of course for me, right at this very moment, Fazal decided to break his silent treatment

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I swear this guy, he’s a bloodhound. He sniffs me out the exact moment I get into trouble.

4. You can choose to go to the hospital or any of the pharmacies around the area. Every pharmacy has an in-house doctor to deal with all your ouchies.

I chose (well, more like me and Sopz stumble into) the Kimia Farma Apotek just 2 minutes out of the hostel. They are a chain and you can find them everywhere in Bali. They are so gentle and kind, they really take care of you, guys.

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Hospitality takes time.

 That-means-if-you-have-a-severe-injury-please-get -the-heck-out because-you-might-just-die-waiting-in-line. A chef came after me with a severed thumb and his thumb was literally blue and he was moaning in pain but nope, the doctor was still inside tending to some sprain ankle -_-

5) Take lousy amount of selfies to distract you from the pain

 

Because the pain, it’s gonna hurt real bad. Real bad. 

The doctor had to use anaesthesia to remove the nail from the skin. And anaesthesia (4 brutal jabs) on incredibly sensitive toe full of nerve endings?

Wouldn’t wish it on my worse enemy. Or maybe just that one bitch.. I KID.

Aftermath

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Hullo toe nail.
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Doc took this for us after the procedure. HAHA. How sweet. Sorry if you lost your thumb waiting for us.

Then I went back to the hostel to shower and eat my meds. Pain killers come come, come to mama

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Mama bear Sopz

Then I went to bed

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“Moomers, I bwoken”

Couldn’t find my receipt but..

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SO. EXPENSIVE. It should slightly more expensive at the hospital (according to Pak Tio, the hostel manager at least).

Then I went back home to my best friend

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HEH.

More like..Screen Shot 2015-12-22 at 12.24.04 am

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😦

In all honesty,

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Sundae scale of pain

Seriously guys, you can be the toughest buff lord but breaking your heart hurts no amount of painkillers can fix.

It’s true what they say. You just got to find someone worth the pain.

Me and Fazal, we are tentatively trying to fix us tentatively fixed us and how we deal with things.

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But he’s worth it, guys.
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