Saturday, October 17, 2009
Because the ER is fun
So for a week now I've been having some pain in my right leg when I sleep. The past 2 days the pain has lingered all day long as well. Today Tyler encouraged me to go in to the ER just to make sure it wasn't a blood clot or something like that. I went in at 1pm and the ER on-base was swamped. Good thing I brought BREAKING DAWN along with me to read while I waited. Once I got in a room I met with a doctor. He didn't have the most pleasant bedside manner (if only that could be a prerequisite) but he examined my leg and said it didn't feel like I had a clot. I asked if I could have an ultrasound just to make sure. An hour later I went to have my leg checked for blood clots. Oh. My. Goodness. It was incredibly painful - I had no idea it would hurt so bad! This tech had to push the monitor-thingy deep into my thigh to get a reading. Halfway through I was crying, it was awful. I quickly wished I hadn't asked for the ultrasound, but I wanted to make sure I didn't have one - since when I was in the hospital recovering from the surgery they had been concerned about blood clots. So I went back to the ER and spoke with the same doctor. He said that the results from the ultrasound showed that I didn't have a blood clot and that I could go home. (Um, sir? I came in here because I have pain in my leg, remember?) He then said that the pain is most likely from my sleeping on my back while I was in the hospital...but I've been home for almost 2 weeks now...so I basically went to the ER for 4 hours to determine that I don't have a blood clot and received no relief for my pain. I guess I'll be hitting up vitamin M (motrin) tonight!
Articulations by Jill Pierce at 6:54 PM