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Hosptial waiting rooms
« on: October 23, 2015, 12:51:59 AM »
So I asked for prayers for my mother, who is having complications from her colonoscopy. Nothing major, but there is always a chance of a bowel rupture (Lord have mercy). She can't poop. So we went to the ER and I knew what would happen

Trash there who did not need to be there. People who go to the ER for a tooth ache so to speak. I mean there was this very fat young woman there complaining about how bad the hospital was. And about everything about the hospital pretty much.

"This girl came in with a sprained wrist and they saw her right away!"  Yeah, they see people with broken bones right away

"That nurse was so rude!"

"They asked a woman what religion she was, and then she went in first. I guess they admit religious people first." No, they ask what religion you are when they are admit you to the hospital so that they know what kind of pastor to call. She was being admitted and getting a room. 

Proof of my point. She was talking about being in the hospital ER waiting before (recently), so she is one of those types, low income usually, who come in for everything because they cannot go to the doctor the next day like normal people would. They have this mindset that the ER is there, so go there. It drives me crazy because my mom NEEDED to be there.

And don't tell me I don't know this girl's condition. Maybe not, but if nothing else, I am speaking in general of hospital waiting rooms. I wanted to tell her a few things, not insults, but just explain that people who came later are seen first because people are seen according to their condition's severity. But her father or whoever he was was rather big and a good ol' boy, and I was not going to get into it with these people, even with polite explanations. Hospital waiting rooms are always full of these types. Last time I went to the ER, other than in the ambulance for my seizures, was a few years ago when I was having spasms and I thought they were seizures, but it was an accidental overdose on my seizure meds. Not a huge overdose, but the meds were not for me, so my doctor changed them. This cited girl's case may have been justified, but these ER medical rooms are full of people who come in for nose bleeds and pain. Why? I will tell you. They are often out of pain pills and need more. This girl was in pain she said. Someone had came out to see her she said.

I just wanted to rant about it. Pray for my mother. I insisted she stay, but we have to wait behind certain people.

"How long have you been  in pain?"
"A week."
"Well, I think you might be able to wait one more night."
"How dare he!"

She did not seem to be in excruciating pain by any means. My mother could have a bowel rupture, and these people....
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Re: Hosptial waiting rooms
« Reply #1 on: October 23, 2015, 08:26:09 AM »
She was talking about being in the hospital ER waiting before (recently), so she is one of those types, low income usually, who come in for everything because they cannot go to the doctor the next day like normal people would. They have this mindset that the ER is there, so go there. It drives me crazy because my mom NEEDED to be there.

And don't tell me I don't know this girl's condition. Maybe not, but if nothing else, I am speaking in general of hospital waiting rooms.
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Re: Hosptial waiting rooms
« Reply #2 on: October 23, 2015, 02:16:13 PM »
This cited girl's case may have been justified, but these ER medical rooms are full of people who come in for nose bleeds and pain. Why?

When I was in college, I went to the ER for a nose bleed.  Some blood vessel had ruptured for no apparent reason and no matter how much pressure, ice, etc. I applied to get it to stop, it would not stop.  After a little over an hour of this, my friends took me to the hospital.  I looked like Jim Caviezel as Jesus taken down from the cross.  My friends had cut an empty two litre soda bottle in half in order to catch the blood while in the car, and by the time we got to the hospital, it was pretty much full.  The ER doctor only managed to stop it after a second hour, and it did not stop entirely until I saw an ENT who performed some procedure and that was that.

I apologise for using the ER.   
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Re: Hosptial waiting rooms
« Reply #3 on: October 23, 2015, 02:17:36 PM »
This cited girl's case may have been justified, but these ER medical rooms are full of people who come in for nose bleeds and pain. Why?

When I was in college, I went to the ER for a nose bleed.  Some blood vessel had ruptured for no apparent reason and no matter how much pressure, ice, etc. I applied to get it to stop, it would not stop.  After a little over an hour of this, my friends took me to the hospital.  I looked like Jim Caviezel as Jesus taken down from the cross.  My friends had cut an empty two litre soda bottle in half in order to catch the blood while in the car, and by the time we got to the hospital, it was pretty much full.  The ER doctor only managed to stop it after a second hour, and it did not stop entirely until I saw an ENT who performed some procedure and that was that.

I apologise for using the ER.   

if you bleed, they see you a bit faster....since they dont want to clean things up.
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Re: Hosptial waiting rooms
« Reply #4 on: October 23, 2015, 02:24:14 PM »
This cited girl's case may have been justified, but these ER medical rooms are full of people who come in for nose bleeds and pain. Why?

When I was in college, I went to the ER for a nose bleed.  Some blood vessel had ruptured for no apparent reason and no matter how much pressure, ice, etc. I applied to get it to stop, it would not stop.  After a little over an hour of this, my friends took me to the hospital.  I looked like Jim Caviezel as Jesus taken down from the cross.  My friends had cut an empty two litre soda bottle in half in order to catch the blood while in the car, and by the time we got to the hospital, it was pretty much full.  The ER doctor only managed to stop it after a second hour, and it did not stop entirely until I saw an ENT who performed some procedure and that was that.

I apologise for using the ER.   

if you bleed, they see you a bit faster....since they dont want to clean things up.

My experience is bloody children get seen pretty quickly, or at least get a room out of sight, while bloody adults might still have to wait.
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Re: Hosptial waiting rooms
« Reply #5 on: October 23, 2015, 02:26:43 PM »
This cited girl's case may have been justified, but these ER medical rooms are full of people who come in for nose bleeds and pain. Why?

When I was in college, I went to the ER for a nose bleed.  Some blood vessel had ruptured for no apparent reason and no matter how much pressure, ice, etc. I applied to get it to stop, it would not stop.  After a little over an hour of this, my friends took me to the hospital.  I looked like Jim Caviezel as Jesus taken down from the cross.  My friends had cut an empty two litre soda bottle in half in order to catch the blood while in the car, and by the time we got to the hospital, it was pretty much full.  The ER doctor only managed to stop it after a second hour, and it did not stop entirely until I saw an ENT who performed some procedure and that was that.

I apologise for using the ER.   

if you bleed, they see you a bit faster....since they dont want to clean things up.

My experience is bloody children get seen pretty quickly, or at least get a room out of sight, while bloody adults might still have to wait.

I mostly cut a toe off....and I was hidden out of sight and where i wouldn't keep dripping onto the floor....

of course then the dr undid the pressure wrap the nurse put on....and left me to start bleeding all over their bed and room.....hahaha
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Re: Hosptial waiting rooms
« Reply #6 on: October 23, 2015, 02:56:07 PM »
This cited girl's case may have been justified, but these ER medical rooms are full of people who come in for nose bleeds and pain. Why?

When I was in college, I went to the ER for a nose bleed.  Some blood vessel had ruptured for no apparent reason and no matter how much pressure, ice, etc. I applied to get it to stop, it would not stop.  After a little over an hour of this, my friends took me to the hospital.  I looked like Jim Caviezel as Jesus taken down from the cross.  My friends had cut an empty two litre soda bottle in half in order to catch the blood while in the car, and by the time we got to the hospital, it was pretty much full.  The ER doctor only managed to stop it after a second hour, and it did not stop entirely until I saw an ENT who performed some procedure and that was that.

I apologise for using the ER.   

if you bleed, they see you a bit faster....since they dont want to clean things up.

I had to wait.  I was bleeding, but I brought my own collection vessel, so I was fairly clean in that regard. 
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Re: Hosptial waiting rooms
« Reply #7 on: October 23, 2015, 03:02:28 PM »
This cited girl's case may have been justified, but these ER medical rooms are full of people who come in for nose bleeds and pain. Why?

When I was in college, I went to the ER for a nose bleed.  Some blood vessel had ruptured for no apparent reason and no matter how much pressure, ice, etc. I applied to get it to stop, it would not stop.  After a little over an hour of this, my friends took me to the hospital.  I looked like Jim Caviezel as Jesus taken down from the cross.  My friends had cut an empty two litre soda bottle in half in order to catch the blood while in the car, and by the time we got to the hospital, it was pretty much full.  The ER doctor only managed to stop it after a second hour, and it did not stop entirely until I saw an ENT who performed some procedure and that was that.

I apologise for using the ER.   
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Re: Hosptial waiting rooms
« Reply #8 on: October 23, 2015, 03:05:00 PM »
I've been to the ER twice (on the same night) with excruciating abdominal pain. The first time I got there as the incident was beginning to wind down, so I was discharged without much ado and told to come back if it happened again. I certainly didn't expect to be doing so less than six hours later. :-\ I was given a bed pretty quickly (the queue in the wee hours isn't long), but wasn't actually seen for over an hour, as most of the staff were dealing with road accident fallout. If it had been appendicitis, it would probably have burst by then.
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Re: Hosptial waiting rooms
« Reply #9 on: October 23, 2015, 03:10:57 PM »
Proof of my point. She was talking about being in the hospital ER waiting before (recently), so she is one of those types, low income usually, who come in for everything because they cannot go to the doctor the next day like normal people would. They have this mindset that the ER is there, so go there. It drives me crazy because my mom NEEDED to be there.

Low income people are not normal people. Got it. Normally, these people are without insurance because they cannot afford it, so they go to the ER because that's the only way they can get seen. Your argument is with the system that has wrought this outcome, not with the individuals trapped within it, but you seem determined to be as uncharitable as possible so don't let me get in your way.

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Re: Hosptial waiting rooms
« Reply #10 on: October 23, 2015, 03:13:10 PM »
Non-critical folks in the ER is because the ER cannot send you away if you don't have insurance.  EDIT - Apparently ZZ beat me to the punch.

The only time I went to the ER in my adult life for my own injury was a "hey y'all watch this moment".  I don't remember how long it took or my experiences, just that my insurance was crap and it costed a lot.  I did finish the blood covered beer when I got home.
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« Reply #11 on: October 23, 2015, 04:59:32 PM »
Well my mother had a bowel movement finally without having to deal with the bowel movements on the other end of the body by certain patients there. I say all this as one who considers himself a socialist, suffice that to speak for my political views regarding this issue without violating the rules of this section of the forum. She likely ate too much the day after the operation. But I stand by what I said.
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Re: Hosptial waiting rooms
« Reply #12 on: October 23, 2015, 05:34:09 PM »
LORD have mercy!  I hope she is getting better.

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« Reply #13 on: October 23, 2015, 06:16:26 PM »
Well my mother had a bowel movement finally without having to deal with the bowel movements on the other end of the body by certain patients there. I say all this as one who considers himself a socialist, suffice that to speak for my political views regarding this issue without violating the rules of this section of the forum. She likely ate too much the day after the operation. But I stand by what I said.

We are grateful for the updates on your mom's bowel movements.  I'm glad things are looking up.
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Re: Hosptial waiting rooms
« Reply #14 on: October 23, 2015, 07:25:11 PM »

Proof of my point. She was talking about being in the hospital ER waiting before (recently), so she is one of those types, low income usually, who come in for everything because they cannot go to the doctor the next day like normal people would. They have this mindset that the ER is there, so go there. It drives me crazy because my mom NEEDED to be there.



I would encourage you to try to express your frustration in a way that wouldn't sound so insensitive and prejudicial. Low income people - like me - are normal people too. Believe it or not. And yes, I have gone to the ER to be treated for the flu and strep throat because I can't afford a personal doctor's visit. Although, whenever I have gone to the ER for non life threatening issues, I always make sure that they treat others first. Once, I actually had to insist that they treat a man who was doubled over and groaning in excruciating pain. He really sounded like he was dying. They called my name. I said, no treat him first. So yeah, I understand your frustration when people are interfering with the care that your mother desperately needs. But just be careful about categorizing low income people as less than normal.

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Re: Hosptial waiting rooms
« Reply #15 on: October 23, 2015, 08:15:40 PM »

Proof of my point. She was talking about being in the hospital ER waiting before (recently), so she is one of those types, low income usually, who come in for everything because they cannot go to the doctor the next day like normal people would. They have this mindset that the ER is there, so go there. It drives me crazy because my mom NEEDED to be there.



I would encourage you to try to express your frustration in a way that wouldn't sound so insensitive and prejudicial. Low income people - like me - are normal people too. Believe it or not. And yes, I have gone to the ER to be treated for the flu and strep throat because I can't afford a personal doctor's visit. Although, whenever I have gone to the ER for non life threatening issues, I always make sure that they treat others first. Once, I actually had to insist that they treat a man who was doubled over and groaning in excruciating pain. He really sounded like he was dying. They called my name. I said, no treat him first. So yeah, I understand your frustration when people are interfering with the care that your mother desperately needs. But just be careful about categorizing low income people as less than normal.

Continued prayers for your mother.

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Thanks, honest man. One of the few honest men here. In any case, I did not mean to belittle poor people. I'm a socialist and a Bernie Sanders supporter. YOUR point is well taken. I understand the insurance issue, but there is a problem of people going to the ER just to get pain pills. That is why the doctor or nurse who came out to see her said, "Maybe you can wait one more day." My mom, a CNA, say they are really trying to cut down on this stuff because of abuse.
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