When we last spoke, I had gone to the hospital on Wednesday, as ordered, and tried to check in. That all failed, and they sent me home.
In the past two days I have been making arrangements with work and with Hazelden to go there for a month. Was actually calling them on one line, when my doctor’s office called me on my cell. I answered, and it was the nurse I had spoken too the other day who had told me to go to Wheeling Hospital. She spent about ten minutes apologizing, telling me that she had misunderstood the doctor, and he had meant for me to go to another hospital. So that’s where that screw-up happened.
Then she tells me that my doctor is furious the emergency room released me after my blood work and ct scan, because he said that I have a bad case of pancreatitis and should never have been allowed to leave. This is Friday. I was in the hospital on Wednesday. So I’ve basically been stumbling around for two days when I should be hospitalized.
Soooo, long story short, tomorrow I will pack my suitcase up again, head off for the fourth time for someone in the medical community to give a shit, and I am hoping I will not be driving home again tomorrow night with my unopened luggage.
This is so infuriating I really can not put it in words. My parents are worried sick, I’m a shitty frame of mind, and if they fuck with me tomorrow I am seriously going to choke out a physician or two. Someone in Congress really needs to set up some clear rules for how these sorts of things are handled by hospitals, and no facility receiving medicare or medicaid money should receive any until they have a coherent and clear plan for when someone comes in asking for health. It should be a federal requirement to receive federal funding that they have an action plan in place for how to deal with this type of issue.
Just unreal. The only real upside of this, as I have stated, is that the more bullshit I go through the more determined I get to make the system fix me. By tomorrow this time, I will either be under excellent medical care or in the county jail charged with several counts of assault and battery and causing grievous bodily harm.