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My hospital nightmare!


Don't get me wrong when I tell you this story because I
truly do appreciate the fact that I/we can walk into a hospital and not end up
with a huge bill in the end, even if we're paying for it in taxes. Any how I
was recently rushed to one of our hospitals in so much pain I just wanted
to die and get it over with. My stomach left like it had become so filled with
air and was so badly extended that I looked like I was 8 months pregnant! When
the ambulance got to the hospital instead of taking me into a room right away,
they sat my in a wheelchair and push me out into the waiting room. They said
even if you come in by ambulance we don’t take you in right away any more, we
stopped that a few months ago, nice ay. They never even gave me anything for
pain and they made my husband and I sit there for 7 hours before I was
even asked what was wrong! Than we waited another hour before they brought
me to the back where they finally gave me something for the pain. Over the 20
hours, yes I said 20 hours, that we were there I had blood work done
twice, my urine tested x-rays, an ultrasound, a MRI, and finally a cat scan. I
saw five different Dr's and a surgeon. After all that I was told my white blood
cell count was sitting at 24 when it should have been at 12. They told me my
gallbladder was bugger, witch I've already known for two years, but not
one of them could tell us what was wrong me!! I couldn't believe my ears when I
was told this and had no clue why they all seemed to be focusing on my
gallbladder when we already knew what was wrong with it and had told them this. What was going on
had nothing to do with it and they all knew that, but they still couldn’t figure out what
was really wrong. So I went in at 1:30 am on a Friday and it wasn’t until 11:30
pm the next night that I finally saw this surgeon. When he finally showed up
neither of us could believe what we were looking at. He looked like he was in
his early thirties; he couldn't stand still if he wanted to! He looked like he
was hopped up on drugs or something! He said well we really don't know what's
wrong, but you can stay and I can take your gallbladder out on Monday, or you
can wait another eight months and have your own Dr. do it, but we don’t know if
that will help this out or not, it might, it might not. We could do this or we
could do that, but maybe not, it might be what it is, but it might not
be. He couldn't make up his mind what he wanted to say and like I said he
was jumping around the room in his high top black running shoe with his pants
tucked in side of them the whole time he was talking to us. But the worse thing
about him was his face. This guy had half of his face shaven and the other half
had a beard! I’ve never seen a so called professionally surgeon look and act
like this guy was in my life and I’ve seen many! When he left the room I told
my husband that I wouldn't even let him operate on my dog never mind me, so we
left. They gave me two heavy duty antibiotics and I went to my own Dr. When I
saw her she had read over all the reports and she’s the one that finally told
me I had a severe bowel and intestine infection that she believe I had had for
a few weeks. She told me she thought it was something I ate that night that just through it into over drive. She
said she thought it was a one time thing and not to worry about it, but she
also couldn’t understand why they put me through all of that and why they were
focusing on my gallbladder. They all made me feel like a lab rat in that hospital that night and
I’ll never go back to that one again. I’ll die in pain at home before I’ll
ever go back there! It was not only a nightmare it was crazy! Have any of you had a bad experience like I had? 

Jul 22, 2015 @ 12:40 pm

7 Replies

Sandra Ribeiro

Hospital Nightmare

I too had a hospital nightmare but not as bad as yours. I never waited that long!
Jul 22, 2015 @ 01:38 pm


I do hope you're feeling better now.
Jul 22, 2015 @ 03:05 pm


Hope your feeling better. I personally haven't been through what you went through, but I know quite a few people who've had hospital nightmares. Years ago my mom was in pain, didn't know what it was (ended up kidney stones). Waited an hour in the waiting room, but when she was called to come to the back, the waiting was ridiculous, there she was in pain, no one would come see, I asked the nurse if someone could give her something & when is a Dr gonna see her? I was told the dr's are busy & only they can give her something. I see 4 Dr's standing, they were talking and laughing, they didn't look busy to me.
Jul 22, 2015 @ 05:02 pm

Thanks ladies

I'm doing better so far as that situation goes, although when I first came home I was actually having flash back's when I closed my eye's. That's never happened to me and I know it wasn't from the med's they put me on. This isn't the first time I've waited in emergency, I sat in there with my son for 8 hour waiting to get to the back and another 5 before we saw a Dr. That was about ten years earlier and they've been trying to tell us they cut their wait time down by over have since than. After what I just went through I can say that's a bunch of bull! We have two other hospitals in this city and they're all the same! Now they tell us they're going to build a mega hospital that should put a complete stop to all of the waiting, but they also said they're going to close two of the other hospitals. As far as we're all concerned we think they should be keeping all of them open once the new one is built, other wise it's just going to be more of the same. If people that should be going to their own Dr, or to a clinic instead of going to emergency for little things did, I don't think any of these long wait time would be happening. Unfortunately no matter how many times people are told that, they still keep heading to the emergency. Oh and I forgot to mention that the dummy's left those stickers they put on you when they're checking your heart when they put me through the MRI. You're not supposed to have any type of metal on you or in you for that mater when you go through one because they’re a high powered magnet and those stickers have metal on them!! When I came out of it I told my husband I could feel something pulling on my skin and when he looked there was three still on me. He installs MRI's in all the hospitals across Canada so he knows the damage that they can cause. He was so mad I thought he was going to hit someone and he'd end up in jail on top of what I was already going through. It was all just so crazy and this all just had to happen on the July 4th weekend! I’m still shaking my head over it.
Jul 23, 2015 @ 07:02 am


Hospitals are the worst.. nurses are rude & the doctors are all lazy. Its a guessing game with them. The only thing a doctor likes is when your health card is swipped so they can get paid!
Jul 24, 2015 @ 11:37 am

Hope you get better soon.

Hospitals experiences can be good or bad depending on the day and staff that is working at the time. At our local hospital my family has had really good care and also really bad care. It seems to be like playing the lottery at times.

People only go to the hospital when they need care not because we want to be there. That being said the people working there either like their job or they should switch to another field of work instead of making people feel worse when they are already in a bad place physically or mentally.

I give a lot of credit to the good hospital staff because they have such an important job which at times are thankless.

I hope you get better soon and can get past your experience :)

Aug 14, 2015 @ 10:42 pm

Dear God

I am so sorry to hear that, its very scary to think that the heath care system has gotten so difficult to use.
Aug 16, 2015 @ 12:28 am

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