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14 February 2007 @ 09:32 pm
I never, ever ever ever want to go back to a hospital again ever.

After eight hours there, with the promise of three more to go, I started to cry.

I'm not going into the details. Let's just say cheekymice, I have a whole new well of sympathy for you. I can't imagine having to go through this as many times as you have.

Upshot: I am not dying. I do have uterine fibroids, which make it difficult if not impossible to have children. Since I had no interest in doing so, that doesn't bother me. They also, apparently, are the cause of some of my pain. Not all, just some. They may or may not contribute to the stomach pain and vomiting. No one knows.

I don't want to talk about the money either.

Anyway, I'm reasonably okay. Short of a CT scan (which I am NOT HAVING), everything looks reasonably fine.

Maybe the vomiting is stress. That would be nice. I'm going to figure on it being stress and let it go.
I feel: discontentdiscontent
Jess Nevinsratmmjess on February 15th, 2007 03:04 am (UTC)
*big hug*

I hope tomorrow's a better day.
Elle: Given the chance... you'd do it tootheletterelle on February 15th, 2007 06:12 pm (UTC)
*hugs you*

I never thought I'd be so glad to be back on the ref desk. :)
Jess Nevinsratmmjess on February 15th, 2007 06:13 pm (UTC)
Yeah. It's odd, but sometimes going back to work can be a huge relief. :-)
(Anonymous) on February 15th, 2007 04:34 am (UTC)
Next time you go to the ER, tell them you fell off a ladder (no kidding) and that you HIT YOUR HEAD. Seriously. Head Injuries go straight to the front of the line. But be convincing. Then while they are checking that out, tell them to look at your (stomach, hand, back - whetever really hurts) too. I learned this when my wife hit her head a while ago and have used it every time since - it works. You may still wait, but you'll do it from a hospital bed in a room, and if they are really busy, they'll rush to get you out. Try it next time. Good Luck.
Elle: Blue Dawntheletterelle on February 15th, 2007 06:08 pm (UTC)
Actually, I really lucked out, because my sister Jeni is an ER nurse, and she was on yesterday. She expedited a bunch of it for me, AND she saved me from a very expensive CT scan that I didn't need. I would have been a mess without her helping me.

I hesitate to jump the line, usually, because I saw a bunch of people who were seriously sick, and I wouldn't want to make them wait for me. The bad part was waiting for all the tests. The REALLY bad part is that the doctors order all these tests to cover their asses so they don't get sued, so even if you probably don't need a test, they'll do it anyway (and charge a fortune) just in case. I don't blame them, I blame the people who sue for no reason, because they think the hospital has deep pockets. HAAATE.
High-velocity pie of deathnixieq on February 15th, 2007 04:45 am (UTC)
i'm glad they've at least found a possible cause, and i'll keep my fingers crossed that stress is all it is.

and yeah, ER visits are horrible. *hugs you tight*
Elle: Psycho killertheletterelle on February 15th, 2007 06:13 pm (UTC)

I will take whatever home remedy there is, but I am NOT going back there again.
LLL's Heartfelt Wishmuse_neko on February 15th, 2007 11:24 am (UTC)
Aie. I glad it's nothing serious in the grand scheme of things.
Elle: Chibi Elle!theletterelle on February 15th, 2007 06:22 pm (UTC)
Thank you. So am I. I'm not going back to the ER unless I'm dying.
cocoajava on February 15th, 2007 01:56 pm (UTC)
Ugh. *careful hugs* ER rooms are never fastmoving places.

I'm glad it's nothing horribly serious, though I do hope it gets under control soon. Working on stress management techniques does seem to be in order.
Elle: Pinup girltheletterelle on February 15th, 2007 06:09 pm (UTC)
You know, until you said that, it never occurred to me that there was a way I could manage stress. *is blind*

Thank you for pointing out the obvious. :) I'm definitely going to work on that. Like I said, anything's better than going back to the hospital.
cocoajava on February 15th, 2007 06:23 pm (UTC)
At MSU, we have Stress Management classes that any employee can take. There are DEFINITELY techniques you can use! Go Google "Stress Management" and you'll find lots of information.

*hugs* Just want you to be the happiest you can be.
Psyche: corpse bridedjpsyche on February 15th, 2007 02:05 pm (UTC)
US healthcare... the best money can buy... NOT!
I hope it's stress and glad you may have found a way to cut your birth control expense. HUGS!
Elle: Bohemian values 2: Beautytheletterelle on February 15th, 2007 06:10 pm (UTC)
Hee, I know. After I get insurance, and have been well for a long time, I might just have the thing ripped out. It'll decrease my pain, and hey, no more periods! And no BC! Awesome!
Cheekycheekymice on February 15th, 2007 02:12 pm (UTC)
Oh honey. I feel for you. Being stuck in a bay for hours is not a happy experiance!

Take care doll and I hope they can resolve your problems quicker than they did me. Heh. :)
Elle: Ben in bedtheletterelle on February 15th, 2007 06:11 pm (UTC)
Sweetie, I don't know how you managed it. After yesterday, I just want to be WELL forever! Thinking of your situation makes me want to cry. *hugs you like crazy*
BAMschmecky on February 15th, 2007 06:42 pm (UTC)
Oh honey! I am so sorry... Hospitals ARE awful.

mel39mel39 on February 15th, 2007 10:42 pm (UTC)
Oh, I'm sorry.
Drowned Girl Fuschiafuschia on February 16th, 2007 03:37 am (UTC)
Aw, sweetie. *hugs* *hugs*
The_Mad_Poetdreamwarden on February 16th, 2007 06:20 pm (UTC)
All I can say about CT scans is that a CT scan saved my life. The doctor's told me that I was too young to consider a CT but they couldn't figure it out. Well, I went to the emergency room and they gave me one lickety split and found out that I had a tumor on my left and right kidney. Three surgeries later, here I am.

Mer: knitted is hardstakebait on February 18th, 2007 12:22 am (UTC)
*gentle hugs* Hope you feel better soon.
vlynnvlynn on February 22nd, 2007 04:14 am (UTC)
Much sucketh, particularly adding to stress by piling on medical bills. But glad it sounds like it's fibroids or stress. Of all the things that coulda been...

Just had the surgery to remove a massive fibroid last year and what a difference it made. Most every woman of reproductive age gets 'em, just only some of us that actually get problems because of them. Lucky us, eh?

I prescribe some dancing to pretty, floaty music as stress relief once you're over your cold. ;-) *hug*