(directly from a note written by nursing):
"Pt pulling code button asking to take a shower. Explained to pt these facilities are not available in the ER. Offered wet washcloth and towels. Pt declined."
also, thank you all for your kind thoughts about my hip (and for not reaming me for running on it when i shouldn't have!). it still hurts, of course. i'm going to lay off any sort of workout until monday and then see how elliptical and biking feel. sad, but i since i did eventually heal last time, i'm optimistic that it will happen again.