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My day at the ER

Tuesday, April 23, 2013

I'd been having chest pains since Sunday and this morning they really bothered me. That and the fact that they weren't going away. I have no one I can call, so I called the paramedics and asked to be taken to the hospital.

They took me to the local hospital because it's closer than Kaiser (my health plan). I spent several hours there before they could arrange to have me sent to Kaiser. I was told at the first hospital that I'd be admitted.

Finally I got to Kaiser just before 2PM. Did I mention that at this point I'd had NOTHING to eat all day? They poked and prodded me some more, told me I have hypertension, gave me some medicine and sent me home. And since I had no one I could call to pick me up, the ride home was a $73 cab. I'm not happy about that.

I'm definitely not going to work tomorrow, and I don't know yet about Thursday. I have to call my regular doctor tomorrow for an appointment. But at least I didn't have a heart attack.
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