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.
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.
Of course I felt bad. And I came clean to her when I came back.
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.
Okay, but I digress.
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.
But time was a ticking,
And then this happened..
Hullo nail, what just happened?! It was gory.
So finally, here’s the 5 things you should do if such events happened to you.
- Do NOT panic.
Sopz was washing her board when I came up to her..
“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.
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.
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
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.
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.
Then I went back to the hostel to shower and eat my meds. Pain killers come come, come to mama
Then I went to bed
Couldn’t find my receipt but..
Then I went back home to my best friend
In all honesty,
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.