posted on Aug, 20 2009 @ 04:22 AM
So I went to my local hospital's ER for some serious problems that i'm having with my body.
-13 swollen lymph nodes, 9 are in my groin and upper thighs, one under my armpit, 1 behind each ear, and one on my back.
-Extreme pressure and dull pain in my lower right abdomen.
The major problem with this is that none of my lymph nodes are tender to the touch, I can thump them, tug on them, etc. without any pain at all, this
is NOT normal.
So I went to the hospital, within 5 mins I was in my own private room, a nurse comes in takes blood, takes a urine sample, asks me what's going on
and I explain to her. They seemed very concerned for my health and are extremely nice and polite. They were talking about doing x-rays and a cat scan
to check out what was going on within my body.
Then I make it known that I am no longer covered under my mothers health care, 5 mins later i'm wheeled out of the room into a room with several
other people with curtains seprerating us and then treated by a doctor who acts like he couldn't care less about the lymph nodes, all they were
worried about was the pain in my lower right abdomen.
I REPEATEDLY told him that I had several painless swollen lymph nodes all over my body, he puts two fingers down my shorts and fills along my hip bone
and says 'nothing to worry about'. Nothing to WORRY about?! I've had experience with lymph nodes and know for a fact that if their are swollen
painless ones that don't go down in a few months time then their IS a problem that needs to be addressed, I just had a benign one removed from my
neck 6 years ago in the same hospital.
Basically I was treated like a second class citizen, I got my x-ray and was sent along my way, no cat scan, and no further examination of my lymph
nodes and showed no apparent signs of appendicitis so as far as they were concerned they were satisfyed. I was given a bottle of loratab 7.5 with blue
speckles on the pills, I don't even need pain medication, it was an extemely dull pain in my side, and more of a pressure feeling, and a bottle of
medicine for nausea even though I didn't have any nausea.
Needless to say i'm worried, stressed, and plain pissed off at the way I was treated, the main reason I went to the ER was to see what was up with my
lymph nodes and they acted like it wasn't anything major, they did no examination of the lymph nodes besides what I described. Hell for all I know I
could be walking around with lymphoma.
I'm at a loss for words right now, on the verge of an emotional breakdown, and just want to know what's wrong with me, and what's wrong with the
freaking hospitals around here, this has apparently been a trend after I spoke to some people about it.
Honestly it's taking everything in me not to go back to that hospital and cuss the doctor out for not properly examining me and hurrying me out of
I'm thinking about going somewhere else to get a second opinon, but the only other hospital in my city is one that only accepts people with
inssurance, and traveling isn't financially possible. And I don't really know anything about speciallist? Do you have to have insurance to see a
specific specialist? Because my money situation is in peril right now, i'm unemployed along with alot of my family, and we are barely getting by
I'm just scared and frightened about this, this is my health im talking about, life and death, and this isn't something to just brush aside, these
swollen nodes are something serious but it seems like the doctors and this hospital don't really care, unless I have insurance of course.
Is this legal, and is money behind this? I'm seriously worried, I just can't say it enough.
[edit on 8/20/2009 by Uniceft17]