I'm home from my trip. The original plan was nine days in Naha, Okinawa, then a few days in Nagoya. I had to cut out the Nagoya portion of my trip because on day 7 in Naha I fell and broke my right arm. I know, I can't believe it either.
I don't know if I tripped on the stone step going into my hotel, or if I stepped on the loop of my shoelace or what, but I hit the stone hard and fast. My right knee and arm really hurt, so I asked for a bag of ice at the hotel desk and went up to my room. By the time I got there, my wrist and lower arm were already swelling. I went back to the hotel desk and they called the hospital to tell them I was coming and a taxi to take me there. I was at the hospital a long time, mostly waiting, but also to see the doctor, get x-rays, see the doctor again and have a cast put on from the heel of my hand to mid-way between my elbow and shoulder and have my knee bandaged. The hospital in Naha made an appointment for me with an orthopedic doctor at my local hospital for today and sent the x-rays and doctor's notes. I'm really impressed with healthcare in Japan. I've had to take advantage of it more than I like, but I have been taken care of very well. The total cost for the visit, x-rays, cast, sling, patching up my knee, and sending everything to my local hospital was 7850 yen, or about US$ 66.50.
These are bad pictures, but they kind of show my injuries.