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  • Writer's pictureTina Huggins

In case of emergency…


Being a weekly traveler has made me a very efficient packer. I do not like to travel with a good deal of luggage so I take just enough…(now this is for business travel of course) All bets are off when traveling for fun…as a girl has to have options…right?

Last week, I discovered that options on a business trip were necessary as well. It was late when I arrive at my hotel…so I was


My thought at the time…though not necessarily wise was to put on some clothes…now you remember I am an efficient packer…only the clothes for the next day….a little too professional for 2 in the morning….exercise clothes….running shorts and top not great for 35○ weather….so I put on the clothes that I had traveled in several days earlier…not great to sleep in


After solving this major problem…it was time to do something about the painful goose egg on my head. The manager, a woman…(boy was I relieved to hear a female voice answer my call…as it was a little easier to share the details of my incident) arrived to assess the situation…she left to get a bag of ice and soda crackers.

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Of course like any sane woman, I accessed the internet to look up some information about the egg on my head. I decided that I did not need the EMT’s and would stay awake for a bit by keeping a bag of ice on my head. While doing this, I began to consider that they didn’t have any other information to go on if something happened to me. Not a good thing! 

Tip #3: Provide someone in your family with your hotel and flight information.while my children knew the city and state I was in…


The next day I called my physician. I know…I know…I have been fussed at by my family and friends. This is always an important thing to do sooner rather than later…(next time I will call sooner)…as I had sustained a concussion. Tip #5: Always call your physician…if he/she isn’t available, talk to the doctor on call as to what you should do.

Life continues to be a learning experience….My hard head is still sore, my suitcase will be fuller and my daughter knows where I’m staying….Like a good scout I will be prepared if I encounter another bump on the road!

#accident #notifyfamily #unexpected #aloneinthecity #itinerary #EMT #emergency #physician #Travel

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