Weekend Plans Post: The Hospital

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  1. fillyjonk
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    Ugh yeah. My last two hospital visits were both ER visits – one in 2016 where I had persistent stomach pain that I scared myself into thinking was gallbladder (turned out it was gastritis after having had food poisoning; the NP pressed on my belly a couple places and when i didn’t scream in pain she said “yeah this is almost certainly not gall bladder but we’ll look at bloodwork to be sure” and ultimately I had to take a course of PPIs to quiet my stomach lining down but then was fine) and most recently a sprained knee (still hasn’t healed up totally but is getting there) that I was afraid was a blown meniscus (again, i didn’t scream at any of the “trigger point” pressures, could move everything, and the x-ray was unremarkable)

    But yeah. I have visited people in hospital with something serious (or near the end of their lives) and that’s really not fun. Haven’t had a chance to do the new-baby visits, which would be more fun – most of my loved ones had their babies far away, or else, it was at a time when visitors weren’t extremely welcomed unless they were immediate family.

    I have a vague childhood memory of my dad throwing my brother and me in the back seat of the car, my mom in the front seat, and driving like a demon to the nearest ER (about 20 minutes away; he made it in 15) because my mom had taken an antibiotic she’d been prescribed and then said, “you know, I don’t feel quite right and my throat is scratchy” and luckily he knew the right way to react; a dose of some kind of corticosteroid and a warning to call her doctor the next day and we all trooped back home.Report

    • Jaybird in reply to fillyjonk
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      Well, thanks to insurance issues, we’re rescheduling. We had everything planned out and all our ducks were in a row… if the surgery was Wednesday. Since it’s today, nobody had shaken hands on it yet. Oh, it *SHOULD* be covered, we were assured. But nobody had officially agreed that it was.

      So we’re kicking the can down the road for another duration.

      Ugh.Report

      • fillyjonk in reply to Jaybird
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        yeah insurance is always the bugbear here. I haven’t got my bill for my recent ER trip yet and am dreading it.

        The doctor asked me about pain relief and I said I usually used tylenol but hadn’t taken anything in case they needed to see unmedicated pain and his response was “well, I’m gonna tell you to wait until you get back home; if we give you any here it will be like $100 a tablet”

        That said: having to wait extra time for a procedure really sucks, I feel bad for Maribou.Report

        • Jaybird in reply to fillyjonk
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          The irritating thing is that there is so much DRAMA. There are surgeons who are being moved to another hospital and they’ve got opinions on that so they’re dragging their feet leaving other surgeons with minimal room time and we lucked out and got a window within that minimal room time and… jeez. What a pain in the butt.Report

  2. Pinky
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    You and Maribou will be in my prayers.

    I had a funny moment this week involving the word “iteration”, so I immediately thought of you. I was in computer training, and the instructor put up a slide describing a process as iterative, and she said, “It’s important to understand that the process is iterative. You’re going to be seeing this again and again.”Report

  3. Jaybird
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    Poor Cody.

    The Royal Rumble now means nothing.Report

  4. Dark Matter
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    Those are pretty cats (they also look like mine so I’m biased).

    Jaybird, take of Maribou.Report

  5. InMD
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    Good luck to you guys, hope all turns out well.Report

  6. North
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    I’m horrified you’re going through this and hope it continues to get better. Normal is never appreciated in the moment.Report

  7. LeeEsq
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    Good luck and God speed.Report

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