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I have not been online due to the fact that I had a school semester to finish up and a surgery to recover from.
I had Gall Bladder Surgery recently. I was in a lot of pain on Sunday. I posted a little bit about that recently. To make a long story short : Went to ER, daughter called, I was in pain. I was iin pain almost a month or so now. I was hurting bad in the right side. I had a Ultra Sound done for several things. They first did a pelvic exam to make sure that I didn’t have another tumor growing inside of me. That came out negative. Then, I had a ultra sound for other things including Gall Bladder. That was the week prior to the ER visit from hell. I go to ER where they do a Pelvic Exam on me and they were not even good about it. First of all, I was spread eagle to the door that opens and closes and the only one who actually cared was the nurse there who threw a sheet over me. I was told to do the tube down my nose to check for internal bleeding. The first nurse who did it put that stuff in my nose that made everything numb. I have asthma. It is scary when you can’t breathe. Of all the people in the world, I should know when I can’t breathe. I told them I was experiencing breathing issues. They basically told me that if I can talk , I am breathing. Then, I was held in a position to put the tube down my nose. I didn’t like it. It hurt. I felt like something ripped. I can taste blood. I told them to pull it out. They told me they couldn’t because they had to get this test done. I told them something was wrong and I couldn’t breathe. Again, I was told that I could breathe because I was talking. It was all really messed up.
Then, I pulled the tube out of my nose from my throat giving myself a bloody nose but I could breathe again. They brought in this other doctor who told me that it was his fortay (however you spell that) to do this. Then pushes down on my neck and shoves it down my other nostril. I told them I didn’t want to do it. They said you came in for help right? Then, basically giving me some kind of guilt trip. I was manhandled, they were rough, they were not nice at all. I was a piece of meat.
Then, I asked several times for something for pain because that is why I was in there in the first place because of the pain in my right side. I had also told them about my ultra sound from Nortons. When the other nurse came in I asked if they found out anything about the ultra sound. She told me she would check. I asked for pain medicine.
A few moments later , I was told there was no internal bleeding, I had nothing wrong in my pelvic examination, my ultra sound results showed NOTHING , and then they gave me TWO MOTRINS and released me to go home.
I left with my mother who came to help with my daughter. On the way out the pain was even worse. My neck was now hurting twice as much. I couldn’t barely breathe. My nose was dried with blood. My throat was sore. I was in twice as bad shape coming out then going in there.
I went to my doctor which was down a few blocks. She went ahead and saw me. I told her what was going on. She told me that the ultra sound results showed several gall stones, that I had an enlarged liver and other things. She called up for a surgeon that I met on Monday. ON Monday, I meet with the guy and he tells me he is taking it out. I get an appointment for surgery on that Tuesday.
Thank you Jewish Hospital for your stupidity. Something bad could have happened if I just went home and didn’t even go to my doctor.
Thank you to my lovely daughter who did do something and called 9-1-1 to get mommy help and called Grandma’s work to have an adult come get her there. She is a great kid.
Here are some things from my Facebook too like pictures and stuff I updated recently that I haven’t wrote in a blog about yet.
ON second thought I have 10 seconds or my computer will shut down and my charger is in another room. I will get to those later
I hope you all have a great Memorial Day !