posted on Jul, 9 2012 @ 09:14 PM
Thank you everyone for your well wishes and prayers. I greatly appreciate them. I have fibromyalgia, so when I was having gall pain, I probably
didn't realize it because I have pain all the time. I went to the ER with chest pain and nausea at 9 am. I had my vitals taken, ekg, chest x-ray,
then back out into the waiting room I go to wait. Not for long, time to re-assess. Vitals, back out into waiting room. Waiting room fills with a
ton of people. Re-assess with another ekg, both showed abnormal heartrate, waiting room, more people, now I've been bumped. Blood draw, they forgot
about me. By now my back hurts, my neck hurts, and my stomach hurts in the t-zone bad. Back into waiting room. I was re-assessed 6 times total.
They finally called me to an ER hallway at midnight. Meanwhile, the room next to me, got somehow stuck in the back of a U-Haul in this heat for 6
days and was dying. The nurses could see he was beyond lifesaving measures, but the doctors kept pumping antibiotics into him, nor-epi, bagging him,
the nurses would walk by constantly spraying air freshener when they walked by his room. They kept saying he was going to die in ER by Sat. They
finally got him an ICU room. They get him up there and bring his"deathbed" back to ER and put it next to me. Ugh! Then they wipe it down with
disinfectants. More smells going up my nauseous nose. Then they air freshener it. Ugh! I told my nurse move the bed or they'll be cleaning me up.
They moved the bed.
I was then taken from ER to ultrasound to get an ultrasound of my liver. By now, nobody is telling me a damn thing so I'm wondering why the
hell my liver needs looked at and not my heart? Then the doctor makes a comment about hepatitis, so I mention the guy who's blood I came in contact
with. He talked with another doctor and says , "Now she bringing up this new thing about some guy who got shot by her neighbor and that she got
checked...." Um, excuse me? New thing? It's called verification, call my doctor. For one. For two, look in your records, how guys come in with
buckshot wounds to the foot. For three, you asked earlier about tuberculosis, you said nothing about hepatitis. Had you asked, I would have told
you. So now I'm being told it's a gallstone and possible Hep. And the ER is going to call my doctor to see what he wants to do about it. Now I'm
back to not knowing, finally after hours of still waiting in a hallway I find out they're waiting on a room upstairs. I finally get a room upstairs
by 3pm later that day. 9-midnight is waiting room, midnight to 3pm is ER, finally upstairs we go. They apologize for the room being small, I told
the nurses after the 2 days I just had, this is the penthouse suite. I got the best nurses in the building. Such sweethearts. After waiting a bit,
because of being a pin cushion, I finally went for my surgery. They removed the stone, and the gall bladder as well, so that this doesn't pop up
again. I develop a fever. For me, my normal temp is 96.7. I began running 99 or higher. I was freezing. Requesting tons of blankets, the heat
turned up, socks for my feet inside of the covers, you name it. My temp was 99.9 or thereabouts. At one time it was 100.7.
Right now I'm a giant shuffling, talking bruise. They gave me blood thinners before surgery and it turned me into a giant bruise every where
they cut, and every where they stuck for blood. Can't wait for those to go away. Thankfully the surgeons used the invisible stitches so when I feel
more up and about I can shower. (Hopefully tomorrow)
Thanks again for all the well wishes. I really do appreciate them very much. You guys are very kind.