Tuesday, February 28, 2012

Things Sam No Likey

Sigh, another day, another six hours or so spent in the ER. I hate ERs. The only reason I ever get sent to them is to rule out some wildly unlikely problem that could theoretically be masking as lupus or some other autoimmune symptom. It never is, though, so they shove an IV up my veins, give me some painkiller and anti-nausea drugs, run a couple blood tests, and send me on my way.

All this while listening to some poor man who is dangerously insane screaming at the top of his lungs from whichever room he is being held under restraint with a guard. (I was relieved when I learned about those last two, though).

Anyway, I hate, hate, hate ERs. Just in case you were wondering.


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6 comments:

  1. Oh, so sorry. Your title reminded me of my son, as a toddler, when he'd had enough, he'd say, "no more want it." I'm sure that's your thought too. I hope the painkiller and anti-nausea meds just do what they're supposed to, and give you some relief and not more problems. Sending restful thoughts to you.

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    1. I was kind of at toddle mentality at this point. No more want it, indeed! I love how they gave me a list of symptoms and said "come back if these show up." Those symptoms, of course, being the reason I went to the ER in the first place.

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    2. Oh, and the anti-pain and anti-nausea drugs wore off at about 4:30 EST. Hence my responses at this hour.

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  2. Sounds like that guy was where he needed to be. I'm just sorry it was near you, and very sorry you ended up in there again.

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    1. Oh he was, but I felt so sorry for someone that crazy. And scared, of course, before the nurse assured me he was under full restraint with a guard. That was not one happy dude. It's rare that you hear someone who literally sounds like he would kill you or anyone else if he had the chance.

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  3. I've spent remarkably little time in the ER considering that I've got 5 kids. What I can say is that I always went in feeling fine (as the parent or spouse of the patient) but I always felt awful by the time I got back out. How much worse for you!

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