DEE - YOU HAVE TO FIND A PERSONAL DOCTOR - THE ER'S ARE A JOKE FOR US ALL!
HERE'S A STORY I HOPE WILL REMAIN AMONG US ALL....
I WASN'T TAKEN SERIOUSLY EITHER FOR 2 YEARS OF GOING IN AND OUT OF THE ER'S. THEY KEPT GIVING ME ANXIETY MEDS.
THOUGHT I JUST WANTED THEIR LITTLE SHOT OF PAIN-MEDICATION - AS IF THAT WOULD HELP ME LATER ON THE NEXT DAY AND SO ON.
SO I WENT IN THE ER - WITH A SYRINGE FULL OF A 'VERY STRONG NARCOTIC' - AND I HELD IT UP HIGH AND LOUDLY PROCLAIMED: " ATTENTION! - ATTENTION! - SOMETHING IS WRONG! - I AM SICK! - I DON'T WANT YOUR PIDLEY-SQUAT PAIN MEDICINES - I HAVE MY OWN ... SEE! - WHAT I NEED IS HELP! - PLEASE HELP ME. AND THEY DID.
COULD HAVE BEEN ARRESTED FOR WHAT I WAS HOLDING - BUT I SEEMED TO MAKE MY POINT.'
BUT I SUGGEST YOU MUST - MUST MUST MUST! - GET A PERSONAL SPECIALIST.
THEN CARRY A LETTER FROM THAT DOC AT ALL TIMES. THEN IF THE PAIN GETS SO SEVERE YOU'RE HOPING FOR IT ALL TO END - GO TO THE ER THEN WITH LETTER IN HAND. THEY WILL TAKE YOU MORE SERIOUSLY AND BE UNDER FEAR OF NOT HELPING YOU WITH LETTER-HEAD OF DIAGNOSIS AND PERIODIC NEED OF ER HELP IN HAND.
GOING IN SOLO NEVER HELPED ME OR ANYONE I KNOW - SINCE THE SCAR TISSUE- OR ANY TISSUE - IS NOT SEEN IN THE TESTS THEY HAVE TO USE. SO THEY ONLY HAVE YOUR WORD.
AND TO THEM - THAT DOESN'T MEAN ANYTHING - AT LEAST IF YOU GO TO THE ER - GO WITH FAMILY MEMBERS THAT BACK UP YOUR STORY. GOING ALONE IS A WASTE OF TIME. ANYONE CONCUR WITH THIS EXPERIENCE TOO?
YOU ARE NOT ALONE - BELIEVE ME. GOD BE WITH YOU AND GOOD LUCK. BUT FIND A GOOD PRIMARY DOCTOR.
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Sent: Thursday, November 18, 2004 8:16 PM Sender: KDH1269@yahoo.com (Karyn) Subject: Re: Emergency Room
Dee...I am so sorry to hear of your horrible experience at the hospital. It is hard to remain calm when you feel as if you are not being taken seriously. I wish you all the best in dealing with this pain and hope you can find a doctor that will provide you some relief. November 30 seems so far off when you are hurting like that :-( Hang in there!