Emergency Room Visit #1

I waited until super late to finally to into the Emergency Room, but I finally made it.  Thank you to my dear friend Dawn Tomlin for picking me up and taking me. The doctor that saw me in the ER was awful…basically a bully.  The entire time he spoke with me he was talking down to me.  I was so embarrassed that I was in the ER for a headache by the time he was done asking questions.

Once he established that I had never had a headache/migraine before he finally ordered a CT and a lumbar puncture plus some drugs that are supposed to help (Toradol, Depacon: which made my crotch feel like it was full of pins and needles, so weird and Zofran).  That didn’t work so then he ordered Nubain (a narcotic I had never had before and I didn’t know he was even giving me a narcotic at the time).  All of the sudden I was flying pretty high and my nose was itching a ton.   It was at that point that he did the lumbar puncture.  He had me lean over a table and told me to hold still.  I kept itching my nose the entire time and didn’t really even know what was going on which I guess is good because Lumbar Punctures really are quite painful.

CT came back normal and the pressure of the spinal fluid is good and clear.  So the doctor asked if the Nubain worked, and said otherwise he would have to admit me and they would have to do an MRI…basically he bullied me out of getting further help in a state of mind that the narcotic put me in.  All of the sudden he was writing on the chart that Nubain resolved the problem.  I told the nurse that I still had the headache/migraine, but she didn’t do anything either.  The instruction was to follow up with my family doctor.

So I made a Doctor apt for Wednesday.

 

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