Sigh - so I get on a motorcycle and it of course tries to kill me. The gas throttle started to accelerate and I mashed down with my hands (ex - rock climber hands thankfully) and pretty much made it say uncle - if it wasn't for the fact I was going down a very steep hill covered with gravel and rock I would have been fine. I ended up dumping the moto at very low speed.
I ended up with about 6 stitches. I just got back from the local clinic. Our general manager went ahead to the clinic and made sure I won't be waiting and got all the paperwork done. Then, the clinic called us after about 15 minutes to tell us that they were ready for us so I got to wait in our home (we are only about a kilometer way)
So, the scrubbed at all the gravel (ouch!) - gave me a shot for a locale (double ouch!) and stitched me up so I wouldn't leave blood everywhere - I had one pretty good bleeder. I was just going to take a good shower and scrub way but I was overridden by the spectators (one of who was my wife)
The clean up and repair took at least an hour. They did a very good job. Very professional and very thorough - even took my blood pressure (122 / 73).
Anyway - this competely job, without insurance (I don't bother), including some fancy ointment cost me 23,000 (colones that is) - or about $ 46 USD.
A little sore but aside from that wondering why it took so long for me to get my first stitches in Costa Rica...