Brewstew - Doctor's Visit

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Brewstew - Doctor's Visit

Been a brewstew fan for years, I see some of you guys uploading his vids too.

This one just came out and really stands out.

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stokkebye's picture

Dude, I have lymes from tick bits, fever 103, migrane, muscle craps and stiffness, cant drink or eat for 4 days cuz i vomit. Went to the er yesterday and youd think I was asking too much of them to give me a pillow, told them I havent eaten or drank for days and then I vomit up the antibiotics and pain meds they gave me. Kinda like they didnt know that would happen(wtf really?). Fucking doctor was a condescending asshole because I suggested it was lymes and told me i should stop using google so much to diagnose myself cuz she thinks it was meningitis. Fucking bullshit. I was pouring sweat when I walked in, couldnt think straight the intake lady didnt care at all, didnt even look up at me till I asked for paper towel and realized I might have a bad fever, even then it took them two hours to hook up a monitor and look at me.

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Holy shit, dude, commiserations. Yeah, I fractured my hand recently and as near as I can tell the ER folks seem shellshocked post covid. It was like wartime conditions in the waiting area with plenty of folks a lot worse off, pain-wise, and some 80+ yr olds, suffering silently. I actually had to ASK for an icepack and Tylenol post triage, during my 8.5hr wait to x-ray and cast.  How bout you. Are you better now?

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It's nice to see a full emergency room of people who has something urgent to take care of.

Instead of the usual boobs.

That's a plus side of the pandemic.

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Yeah.no. The problem is that ER staff are burnt out and quitting en masse to go to the private sector.  Those that stay behind are carrying a heavier load and the cycle repeats.  We're talking ER nursing shortages of 50%. Hopefully they can fast track equivalency certifications of immigrant nurses who weren't allowed to work here up until now. Dunno.

 

 

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My mother was a head nurse at a large hospital before she passed on, graduated and worked at the same hospital I went to back in the 60's and 70's. I have been unfortunate enough to have had many hospital visits in my life and I gotta say my recent visit has been the worst by far! I came in with a temp of 102.5, had a fever for 5 days, couldnt eat or drink, with a rash on my belly and being bitten many times by ticks I assume lymes(which it was) but it could have been Covid19 as I had traveled and camped outside in the forest with hundreds of other people from around the country. You'd think it was a "normal" thing the way I was treated, even though the staff knew my temp was 102.5 they didnt check again for another 1.5-2 hours. No Covid precaution, which makes me think it might be bullshit after all. I wasnt even given a pillow when I asked for one because my neck muscles were cramping up. I remember my mother telling me that the most important part of healthcare is comfort, making the patient feel as comfortable as possible is the best thing you can do for people in pain, and this hospital failed, didnt even offer ice water. To top it off they gave me ibuprofen and doxycycline, knowing I havent eaten and had a hard time holding down water, they could've offered crackers for godsake, maybe then I wouldnt have thrown them up after leaving. Is the hospital that poor? Understaffed/underfunded? Or did people stop caring? One corporation owns all the areas hospitals now in my county, I used to love going to my urgent care for non-emergencies, they cared, they got you in and out fast, then this company took them over and it slowley got worse and worse to where the nurses were complaining about the take over company and cutting cost. Then they closed it down.  

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Bobbob's picture

Shit to the power of infinity. That blows. What's your country again? I'm assuming you're done with the camping while you receive treatment?

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USA, yeah im out of the woods, for now. I am waiting for the border to open up then Im camping the coast of Maine up to Nova Scotia and then party in the woods again :) (Rainbow Gathering https://www.welcomehome.org/)

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Ok good. Yeah, gotta be careful.  With warming, summers here in eastern Canada are getting down right tropical, and bringing the associated bugs and parasites over with the new conditions. We have cases of Lyme disease now being reported in Montreal-west.  As for the border opening up, Trudeau et al are under pressure to keep it closed until a higher proportion of Americans are vaccinated.  I'm pretty sure we'll follow the European approach and go the electronic passport (vaccine status) route.  Or wave4 will come along and blow everyone's plans out of the water.  Ok. Beau courage and stay frosty.

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Well, shit got real, woke up a couple nights ago with chest pains, fought it for a couple of hours then went back to the er where they tried to keep me over the weekend. I guess 5-6 days of fevers inflames the heart a little bit, lol. The rooms upstairs are shit too, they had me on a no food diet, I tried to sneak down to the cafe but got caught, broken internet was the last straw and I checked myself out. Now Im not sure whats worse, my partner wanting to kill me for checking myself out or a shitty hospital room stay. 

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Bobbob's picture

Definitely the latter!

What meds are they putting you on for the infection. You don't want to become the source of infection for your community. 

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stokkebye's picture

Its not contagious. doxycycline 

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Bobbob's picture

Erm..not directly, no. But you can act as a reservoir host and be responsible for community spread while the infection is active. Good. Glad you are continuing treatment despite checking yourself out. Get well soon.

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Master Mind

the pieces are coming together

https://neurorehab.bancroft.org/wp-content/uploads/2020/08/lymes-disease-300x300.png

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Oh, You | Know Your Meme

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