So I'm minding my own business yesterday about 5:00 pm, just hanging out in my room listening to the pod and reading. The day before I had taken a fall in the hallway after physical therapy when Jason and I were on the way to do some bicycling. I was not wearing my braces and my left foot turned inward and down I went smacking my right shoulder and elbow on the heard floor. Since I've taken more falls than Evil Knievel I know how to fall without kissing the floor in the process, so all was well with the 'ol brain bucket. I did, however, have a smarting shoulder.
Anyway, in walks our translator with some woman I'd never seen and says "the massage you ordered is here." "I didn't order a massage," I said. I then asked Jason, who said it wasn't him. We now believe it was someone from the hospital who ordered for me - likely Luca, a patient rep from Italy we met the other day - real nice guy. So I received a full body massage - No Laurie, my clothes stayed on the entire time! It took about an hour and I don't believe she knew more than the word"OK?" in English, but let me tell ya, I felt soooo much better afterwards! I understand this type of massage costs about $300 RMB ($45 US). So thanks, Luca. I owe ya one!