I started to get a cold last week and didn't go to work on Friday, self medicated with the normal paracetamol, warm drinks, plenty of fluid and rest. I began to feel a little better over the weekend but still not well enough to go to work on Monday so took myself off to the med centre at 8am. GP was not happy and gave me salbutamol through the nebuliser, I felt loads better and he sent me away telling me to return at 4pm to see the nurse. I was buzzing at how much better I felt and even managed a little bit of light housework, however at 4pm I returned to see the nurse....to my complete horror she listened to my chest and said she was calling an ambulance WHAT???
Ok I'll run with this several nebulisers later ans still in A&E they wanted to keep me in for the night....eh ok it's only one night, so confused, this is the best I had felt since Tursday last week, not once over the weekend did I feel even at my worst that I was ill enough to warrant calling an ambulance!
Once on the ward I endured what I can only describe as the most distressing night of my life, staying awake all night to basically look after the other patients on the ward, whose most basic of needs were not being met ( I will be taking further action with these events) So now I am sad and exhausted and angry beyond anything I have ever experience, by sending me to hospital they have put my life in danger, it's Tuesday morning and I've only had 4hrs sleep (Sunday night) 24hrs awake I'm tired and emotional, I've exerted myself way more than I should have ive been ill all weekend I not even eaten anything and I need to get out of here, I was getting better at home looking after myself, I refuse point blank a second night there and I discharged myself, much to everyone disgrace, I return to see the nurse and she says " You are seriously ill, you could die" ??? Other than a cough, I've not even had a problem breathing!
So traumatic was the night in the hospital I didn't sleep Tuesday night either, Wednesday morning I need to go speak to the nurse again, I need to tell her what happened in the hospital, she cried along with me as I told my sad tale and now she understands why the discharge, she promises me she done the right thing, which maybe she did and says she would do the same again, to which I pledged i would also do the same, without staying the night!
It's now Friday and with a huge amount of effort I have since managed 7hrs sleep in total since the last 4hrs sleep Sunday night.
I am so emotional, tired, scared witless reading the comments on here, I am the sole carer of two kids, Im petrified, I didn't even no how ill I was, I have no actual diagnosis, although fortunately I am in the Army so my GP, nurse and primary healthcare will be quick, I am seeing Dr again tomorrow.
This is so much to deal with right now 😱😭
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