Monday, July 20, 2009

My E.R. Visit



I was injured. No big deal, and the details are boring. Because I don’t have insurance I had to go to E.R. to have ex-rays just to make sure that my bone wasn’t broken. Good news – I don’t have a broken bone! It is just sprain. It is healing nicely, but taking time. I will be 100% again. However, I now have flu symptoms. EK! I hope it’s not H1N1 swine flu. The symptoms are mild so I doubt it’s swine flu, but I might have to be tested. I’m trying to reach the free clinic.

If it is H1N1 I might have to take Tamiflu which might not work because you have to take it soon after first sign of symptoms. My first symptoms were Friday, and my free clinic was closed over the weekend and today. So that is 3 days so far. Darn! I hope it’s just a regular bug. If it is swine flu I will have to stay home 7 days as recommended. I’m not having fun right now.

Well, this all shows the need for universal healthcare, and personal healthcare. I applied for Medicare, or is it Medicaid. I get them mixed up. I'm glad that normally I'm in very good health, and can't wait to get back to my normal state. Although I'm not doing that bad now. Hopefully these are just a few minor glitches.


By the way, George Clooney says "Hi". ;)
UPDATE: Hi All,
Thanks for the good wishes! It's not H1N1, but just a bug. My bone will take longer to heal then I thought. I'm out of work for several weeks. (And my agency called recently.) Crap!

12 comments:

Mike Golch said...

bummer,I hope you feel well soon.

Yaya said...

I love George Clooney.

Hope you are feeling better.

Rebecca said...

I'd happily go to the ER if George Clooney was waiting there for me :)!

J/k - hope you are feeling better soon!

L'uragano (The Hurricane) said...

Thanks for the bit o' Clooney! Made my night! Sorry you're feeling crummy --- hopefully it will be a mild case and be on its way soon..

S'onnie said...

Sorry to hear you hurt yourself, I am glad it wasn't serious. As for the flu I too hope it is a minor dose of it and that you are feeling better soon.

As for universal health care. living in a country that has it, its not perfect but it is certainly better then the states.

my neice has been in hospital with Leukaemia and after 8 weeks of isolation in hospital I hate to think what the bill would have been if she had been living in the states.

Amias said...

Sorry to hear you have been ill .. and since this post is 12 days old, I am sure you are healing or have healed .. and this is a blessing.

Take care little sister.

Speedcat Hollydale said...

How are you doing??

I have a cold ... and am at home playing on the internet. Summer bugs STINK!

Hope all is well,
SpeedyCat

Debo Hobo said...

Eeek! I hope you get to feeling better. It's Medicaid for you unless you are older than we thought...LOL:)

Awake In Rochester said...

Hi All,

Thanks for the good wishes. It's not H1N1, but just a bug. My bone will take longer to heal then I thought. I'm out of work for several weeks. (And my agency called recently.) Crap!

twofinches said...

Your current drama just screams out "Life's not fair!!!!"

I am praying for you

meleah rebeccah said...

I hoe you heal quickly! I'm glad its not the swine flu and yes we desperately need universal health care!

PS: Ive missed you!

Awake In Rochester said...

Hi twofinches,

Yes, not far, and I'm getting very down.
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Hi meleah rebeccah,

Thanks! I miss you two! I had a dream about you, but can't tell you what it was about. te he!