Its funny, today I sat in the ER for going on 3 hours when someone changed the channel to Obama talking about how to fix Americas healthcare... A smokey smelling man stood loudly complained that "my wive's in pain! We been here 3 hours!!! Aint no body gotta have ta sit there in pain this long!!" ( his wife was sitting there reading a magazine..it looked EXCRUCIATING)
And I thought.. How ironic!
I've been having soem chest pains, a bit of trouble breathing. I'm naturally anxious so it very well could be a panic attck ( it tends to happen more on the weekends as well, when Mike is home, haha) I get light headed, feel weak, I get a dull chest pain & have a hard time getting a full breath.
This isnt anythign new to me, since I was a kid I've sworn up & down I have asthma.
Long story short, my family doc is like me..she just KEEPS on having those babies & is out on maternity leave. She was cursed with a horrid staff who is SOOO not helpful, so I wound up in the ER today, because i need to be tested for mitral valve prolapse, as both my mother & my sister needed to be checked for it, as they have all of the symptoms as well.
So, chest pains..that gets you in a packed ER relatively quick! The guy at triage makes a special area to get my info while the regular area is being used & tells me "We;re so packed, we're only taking the sick & dying... so.. thats good & bad news for you I guess!!!"
I'm fairly sure I just blinked at him & was like "Uh..ha."
I get an EKG in a family waiting room turned into mini office for EKGs.. The girl tells me shes going to show it to a doctor real quick & if nothing looks extremely serious, they'll put me back in the waiting room, or find me a bed.
Girl comes back ( shes GOT to be younger than me ok??) and tells me..
AND I QUOTE
" Well.. it didnt look TOO bad.. soo.. Ya know.. your not like..."
she trails off & I say " ...Going to DIE?" And she giggles.. "Yeah! So, you can go back to the waiting room"
Apparently I'm REALLY not going to die because three hours later I'm still a'sittin. I have 2 kids at home, nursing children, and who knows what trouble they are causing for my husband. By this time, the chest pain is relative to worrying about the disaster I have to come home to, so I go to ask the nurse at Triage whats going on...
I still have a 2-3 hour wait.
Wow.. the kid with the snotty nose whos mom said "he hadda fever" was in & out an HOUR ago!!!
So, I grab a copy of my EKG & leave. Sorry.. I ate a bowl of Cheerios ( heart healthy, ehh??) at 7:30 am..Its 3 pm..I gotta go.
Ahh yes.. the irony of watching a health care speech, while lacking health care..I also watched a football player, swept from the ocean being taken to an ER..and told a lady next to me..I hoped they got HIM in quicker than they did US!
But uhm..on the plus side..I saw a lady with a forehead tattoo!!! It was BLUE and sort of a flowery wreath..smack acrossed the forehead. She also told me how she nearly lost her eye from something flying out of a lawn mower back in 98. I think that might have made the whole experience worth wild..
So yeah..Oh another note.. My blog will be getting a makeover tonight or tomorrow.. Let me know what you guys think!!!!!