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Old 11-07-2007, 05:25 PM
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My experience was the opposite. Last January, I fell in the bathroom on Celebrity Mercury, falling backwards into the shower, and hitting my back on the divider. Although the medical assistance arrived quickly when my husband dialed the emergency number, and the doctor was attentive, the equipment was rudimentary. I had to stand for an xray,(basic, unsophisticated and limited equipment) and she diagnosed it a "soft tissue injury" as on her xray (or with her radiology skills) she saw nothing. She did administer pain injections evening and morning the remaining two days of the cruise. (I do have to say that in writing she advised me to see an orthopedist on my disembarkation.) I had a very severe compression fracture of the T10 vertebrae, which entailed tremendous pain and a long recovery.