I agree about ambulance rides and, believe me, in many rural areas of the UK it is impossible for the drivers to avoid the pot holes!
A&E are brilliant whenever I have been taken it. Last time it was for concussion after a RTA. They were busy and as I lay there so I could hear a woman complaining about a cut on her finger. She kept on and on about it, obviously not serious as staff were rushing around with emergencies.
I didn't want to stay so, as I was fully aware, got up and called for someone to pick me up. As I walked past the moaning woman with the cut, I looked at it and told her she was a pain in the arse and to go home and put a plaster on it as it was nothing (which it wasn't!) with that she stomped out. The nurse walking with me asked if I wanted a job!
My advice to you is to take advantage of the help being freely given and don't laugh to often because that is the only time laughter brings pain!
Oh, no hugs because that can hurt too!