Over the past month, I’ve been at three different hospitals, multiple times with other people. I was at one hospital so much that the nurses recognized me. I told them that I would never come here for myself… I didn’t knock on wood I guess.
First I went to urgent care on 12/26 and was told that I had a sinus infection, respiratory infection and bronchitis. This Doctor only prescribed me an antibiotic and a nasal spray. Nothing for my horrendous cough. Nothing for my body ache and nothing for not being able to breath. Two days later, I went to the ER because I felt worse and I started having severe chest pains and was having an even harder time breathing. I get there and of course, it is crazy busy. There is like 15 people waiting in the waiting room. I’m having chest pains and they have me wait 20 minutes in the waiting room… I lived obviously.
Because there was so many people in the waiting room, I had to wear a germ mask so I wouldn’t cough on anyone which was convenient because it hid my mouth so no one could see me laughing at them. Just because you are sick and at the hospital Brenda, doesn’t mean that the entire waiting room wants to know about your sex life and martial problems. I just don’t understand how anyone could be so loud about their personal business for everyone else to hear. Brenda was fighting with her husband I guess it was (Brenda is a name I gave her btw) and was telling him how she was done doing this for him and his mom (why is his mom involved anyways???) and yadda, yadda, yadda. Well, either Brenda is bipolar or she got over her problem with her husband and his mom real quick because Brenda was telling her husband how much she loved him and acted like nothing happened, like an hour after she freaked out on him in the waiting room. lol. Brenda also almost got into a fight about a freaking chair that someone was going to sit in… Brenda was sitting in a wheel chair… *Facepalm*.
So when I get called back, they take a chest X-ray and then send me back to the waiting room for another 15 minutes… They call me back a second time and draw blood. I never did get a bed or even a room with a curtain. I got a chair in the hallway. An uncomfortable chair I might add. Lol. They gave me IV fluids because I was really dehydrated. They did an EKG test because of my chest pains.
The two nurses I talked to kept insinuating that I wasn’t really having chest pains and that it was just chest congestion… I know the difference, thank you.
I think I was at the hospital for around 5 or 6 hours and had:
-2 bags of IV fluids
-Steroids to open my air way
-Cough medicine with codeine