"Is it bleeding?" she finally asked. Carefully peeling off my long-sleeved top (it hurt to do this!) I saw my injury in the mirror. Quickly grabbing the phone I blurted out. "I am going straight to Emergency," and then hung up. For what had greeted my eyes was not only a bloody mess but there was a protrusion jutting out of my elbow that to my mind looked the same size of an emu egg.
Being from out of town I had no idea where the hospital was and no one to drive me and as mentioned, it was very late. I scrambled down to the lobby and blurted out my predicament to the young woman on reception and showed her my arm.
This was probably not my best move as the look of shock that momentary passed over her face told me that this was not something she saw every day and would prefer not to see again. But to her total credit, within a second, Tiani sprang into action whipping out an ice pack and helped organise to get me to the local Emergency Department. There I was examined and x-rayed and my various wounds dressed.