i had my worst case of bed side manners last month. the last two times i was brought into the ER
thank god tho that we now have universal health care. the compassion might still not exist in most places tho.
one weekend i was taken to the ER because of a major flare. everything was wrong. i had breathing issues. spent the previous week with vomiting and diarrhea. and of course the fibromyalgia. i only had enough money to pay for the doc visit. but not the tests and treatment i know i needed. but i was hopeful that they would at least do something to ease it all.
when i finally got to see the doc, he explained the need for blood tests, xrays, and his suggestion for treatments. i told him i wasnt able to afford anything more. he just wrote me a prescription for some painkillers, and discharged me. i was devastated because i couldn't even afford those he prescribed.
however, less than a week later, i ended up there again. since my situation wasnt resolved. i was in an incredibly severe crisis, hyperventilating, painfull breathing. it was crazy. i think i scared the nurses and attendants. but when the same doctor came to see me, his first question to me, and im serious, was "can you afford any treatment today?"
i never bothered to response, i was too busy trying to calm down with the nurses attaching all kinds of equipment to me. he didnt do anything until a friend of mine made payments. he's awful. eventually i was on the IV, and got a series of tests done. he never figured out the cause of breathing probs, and chest pains tho
suffering from lupus, wish i were living with it, and surviving