So…I just got back from the E.R. Has anyone seen that episode of House where Chase killed a patient because he didn’t realize she had a bleeding ulcer?
Yeah. I was afraid when I matched a lot of the symptoms and thought maybe the “heartburn” I thought I’ve been having for the 5 days might not be heartburn…Because that bitch hurts and I haven’t slept in 2 days.
So I called my dad and he told me to just come home. I went to the E.R. Let me tell you why I don’t like hospitals.
~ At the EMERGENCY ROOM, the woman taking down my info took twice the time because she was YAPPING with her coworkers. As in…not typing and talking. She also didn’t put in all of my info correctly so it had to be rechecked…three times by three different nurses. *head desk*
~They finally took me to a room and gave me that stupid gown. Three times while I was waiting for a nurse, someone knocked on the door to check to see if nurse so and so was here. Uh. NO. Go away.
~They took my blood pressure twice because they don’t check their computers. Ever.
~They had to put in an IV. The stupid bitch nurse broke the damn needle IN MY ARM. OW MOTHERFUCKER.
~Another nurse came in…I guess he was trying to distract me because he was answering questions to Trivial Pursuit on the TV but uh…no. Look at my vein, stick the damn IV in and get it over with. He did have soft hands though. He also had this older dude shadowing him? Weeeeeeeeeeird and uncomfortable.
~The first stupid nurse came back in and said I have to have an EKG. Um. I told her I just had an EKG done on Tuesday and it was fine. The problem wasn’t in my heart. See, this is why you don’t let amateur nurses in the E.R. with EMERGENCY PATIENTS.
~Finally, the doctor came. “We need a stool sample or have to do a rectal exam” *CONSTIPATION BE GONE*…Uncomfortable much? For fuck’s sake. “If you have any bleeding/blood, we have to admit you.” Oh fuck.
Bottom line is that I don’t have a BLEEDING Ulcer…It might just be gastritis or an ulcer…they gave me an antacid and I have to follow up with my doctor…I think I’m going to ask for an endoscopy when I see my doctor.
Hospitals? Not my cup of tea.
What are some of your WORST hospital moments? Don’t leave me alone in my misery.
Much love to Courtni & Leandra…Sorry that I worried you girls!! MWAH!