Friday, January 15, 2010

So this happened

Sleep studies completed: 0

Vasovagal episodes: 1 (Probably. A bit embarrassing, but it happens)

Emergency responders: 4 or 5 (I think. It was kind of like this)

Emergency vehicles: 3 (ambulance, police car, and fire truck - why?)

Tubes of "cherry goo" consumed in record time: 1 (yes, the EMT remarked about this and yes, I am strangely proud)

Tests: infinity plus one (chest x-ray, ekg, eeg, echo, countless blood tests, etc.)

Consulting physicians: 5* (ER, Telemetry, Neurologist, Cardiologist, Endocrinologist)

Finally saying enough is enough and checking myself out AMA: priceless

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* I didn't wait for the endocrinologist, but I actually saw two cardiologists and I think more than one doc in the ER, so it was probably more than five total. Not to mention all the nurses, assistants, etc. It felt like overkill but I have to admit the quality of care was excellent.

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