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Re: I'm not your on-call taxi-driver - update page 2, reply #26
« Reply #45 on: July 08, 2011, 09:28:24 PM »
When the doctor at the Urgent Care clinic determined that I had a blood clot in my leg, Mr. Sirius was told to take me to the local large hospital immediately, and that the clinic people would fax over the paperwork.  He did, and the hospital had the paperwork when we got there.  Fortunately it was after the local rush hour, so it took all of fifteen minutes to get to the hospital. 

I've been told by various medical people and the diabetes teaching nurse at the above-mentioned large hospital that if I ever take my blood sugar and it's either way low (40ish) or way high (say 400+) I am to call an ambulance even if I don't feel that badly.  The reason is, with blood sugar that is dangerously low or high, I could very easily pass out and cause an accident.  I also don't drive if I'm experiencing a flare of my chronic vertigo to where my head is spinning no matter how I hold it.

(And when writing the above it suddenly occurred to me that the last nasty vertigo attack I had was in January of 2008.  Yee-haw!!)

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Re: I'm not your on-call taxi-driver - update page 2, reply #26
« Reply #46 on: July 12, 2011, 05:02:52 PM »
There are way too many people who call 911 for non-emergencies, usually because they have no transportation and no money for a taxi or the bus.  I used to work in the ER and pretty much :facepalm: all night.

That being said - what in the ehell is wrong with this Oz person that he needs the ER so much?  Is he using the ER as a primary care center, because that chaps my hide as well.  It's one thing if you're poor and have nowhere else to go - the ER can't turn you away.  But if Oz has medical insurance and is running to the ER every time he has a gaseous emission, I think he needs therapy.

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Re: I'm not your on-call taxi-driver - update page 2, reply #26
« Reply #47 on: July 12, 2011, 08:26:56 PM »
You're right Zogs, it's stupid to use the ER for repeated phantom symptoms.  It's like he doesn't get that he's taking up resources that someone who really is sick or having an emergency should be getting. 

Oz has great insurance, I think he's just addicted to the drama and attention.  Same with Shari.  I think she enjoys being able to be the hero and make the intense phone call and then wait for people to show up or contact her for updates on his condition.

I'm SO glad to be done with them. 

It's funny, but all along I knew they were hard to be around, but now that we've not spoken for the last seven months I find my stress level has plummeted.   It's nice not having that kind of "friend."

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Re: I'm not your on-call taxi-driver - update page 2, reply #26
« Reply #48 on: July 13, 2011, 11:19:54 AM »
You know you need to think of the ehellions who will miss your stories. :(

However, congratulations on the new backbone, those kinds of people are never really friends, they are draining on your emotions and personal resources.

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Re: I'm not your on-call taxi-driver - update page 2, reply #26
« Reply #49 on: July 13, 2011, 11:27:23 AM »
You know you need to think of the ehellions who will miss your stories. :(

However, congratulations on the new backbone, those kinds of people are never really friends, they are draining on your emotions and personal resources.
Gasp!  You're right!  By divesting myself of Oz and Shari I've stolen future stories right out from underneath all my ehell buddies.   ;D

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Re: I'm not your on-call taxi-driver - update page 2, reply #26
« Reply #50 on: July 19, 2011, 08:05:24 PM »
Still waiting for the update when Shari calls the next time..............  :) Still could be many more stories here!

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Re: I'm not your on-call taxi-driver - update page 2, reply #26
« Reply #51 on: July 20, 2011, 07:46:05 AM »
Gasp!  You're right!  By divesting myself of Oz and Shari I've stolen future stories right out from underneath all my ehell buddies.   ;D

Oh, I doubt it.  Maybe THIS Shari will drop from your life, but there will be others.  Different names, different circumstances, but the behaviour is not at all unique to this particular person.  Trust me.  There will be others.  Which means there will be more stories.

It's all good.  ;D

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Re: I'm not your on-call taxi-driver
« Reply #52 on: July 20, 2011, 06:19:13 PM »
I work in a hospital, and we do sometimes get people faking seizures. Healthcare is free here, so they are not out any money, no matter how many times they do this. I can't for the life of me understand how it makes someone feel good to waist a specialists time like that. Don't they know the doctors, nurses, and all other medical staff know they are faking? Or is it just about getting attention from friends and family?

I cringe when I type up the (many, and expensive) tests they require. It's sad, and mind-boggling at the same time.

I think you meant to type "free". And that's reason #29061  why health care is so expensive...  ::)

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Re: I'm not your on-call taxi-driver - update page 2, reply #26
« Reply #53 on: August 08, 2011, 11:31:09 AM »
boxy-
this "friend" hung up on you when you told her your DH had a heart attack.  How dare you have something more dramatic!
Done deal.  Friendship over.

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Re: I'm not your on-call taxi-driver - update page 2, reply #26
« Reply #54 on: August 24, 2011, 10:03:52 PM »
I'm totally not impressed with Shari, but ...

Oz may be over-reacting, but let's please not call him crazy. Anxiety can cause some very real symptoms that can mimic a heart attack or stroke ... things with which you don't want to mess around. That said, he does need some help. Probably just not the kind he thinks he needs.

(I've been to the ER several times for these symptoms. When your heart's thudding in your chest so hard you swear you can see it, or your entire left side is numb, it's hard to tell yourself it's anxiety. And you can never be sure. Most docs will tell you to go ... just in case.)
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