@ yokozbornak and @ VorFemme:
I know, right?! I removed my coat and showed her that I had no bruising or cuts. I wasn't about to remove any other articles of clothing to prove I had no bruises elsewhere. It's weird she wouldn't take my word for it, and I, too don't understand why she drew that conclusion. I, too, thought it was pretty obvious I was in great pain. I don't know about the withdrawals, as I've never had any, and I've only seen the TV version.
I guess it just goes to show that people see what they want to see. Plus, I suppose a county hospital ER is a rogue's gallery of the human condition. The lady might have had her own baggage/issues and perhaps was projecting.
In either case, it wasn't particularly helpful in terms of sinus pain management. I'm just very glad that she did that to me and my DH, instead of someone who might actually have been at risk for domestic violence. That part is NOT something I think is a laughing matter.
As far as the rest of it though, I had a good belly laugh. It's the best medicine.
Short of Vicodin and Amoxicillin, that is.
mmswm, CakeEater and anyone else: if you want to laugh with me, please go for it. It helps take the sting out