What if my husband and I get separated on the Camino and I get hurt and I’m unconscious???
Should I have some kind of ID to alert caregivers to any medical conditions I may have, medications I am taking, and emergency numbers?
Oh crap! Emergency numbers…if it’s the middle of the night my oldest will say, “I was asleep! Don’t call me in the middle of the night! I have children!” click
The middle one will say, “Huh? Who? Uhhhh….” click
The youngest will say, “Hello? Yes? How serious is it? I’m in charge. I have the passwords and the account numbers. I know how to access the money. Thank you.” click
I sent the above entry to my oldest for editing and this is her response…
First of all, your youngest doesn’t know how to pay her own bills, let alone access your money. And I won’t answer the phone and complain they woke me up, I will just sleep through it. You are way over thinking this. Yes, you should have some kind of emergency action plan, such as a list of emergency numbers and their relationship to you. And having a medication list is a good idea too, but you will be in a foreign country and those medications may be different/unknown to your medical person.
Include Daddy’s phone number on your list and know that you are not the first person to travel abroad, be injured, and be separated from the person you came with. After all, it wouldn’t be that different if you went for a bike ride with Daddy, got hit by a car, and separated from him. The police and medical personnel have policies and procedures in place already to handle these situations.
I can only speculate that my youngest would respond, “I do so know how to pay my own bills. I’m a grown ass woman!”
And the middle one would say, “What are you talking about?”
Please God, protect me from physical injury on the Camino. Amen