2021.12.04 19:36 MyNameIsWorth I am sick of not being taken seriously by doctors.
I have been living with chronic back pain for a year now. The last 4 months it has been next to unbearable. This last week it has been absolutely debilitating.
I've needed help getting up out of chairs and my bed, I can't take a shower or use stairs without extreme difficulty because stepping up hurts so much.
I sent an email to my primary care doctor (who thankfully is amazing) about it and finally asked her if I could see a specialist since I have tried physical therapy, mild medications for pain, hot and cold compresses, massagers, stretches; nothing helps.
While waiting to hear from her (~24 hours) I ended up in so much pain that my fiancé took me to the ER because they were worried. We waited for 2 hours, at least, in the waiting room. I tried to be understanding, it was busy.
When I finally got called back I ended up on a bed in the hallway right in fron of the main hub for all the nurses and techs, who like to stare at you and watch you cry in pain for some reason.
I had to tell 5 different people, between nurses and doctors, why I was there and reiterate how much pain I was in and that I just wanted to know what was wrong.
The doctor (resident) assigned to me asked me a ton of questions, which I expected, but he especially went on about abusing pain medication and asked me 2 or 3 times if I used IV drugs- I do NOT. After repeatedly answering all his questions he told me he didn't think my symptoms constituted an emergency and that at most he just wanted to get a urine sample, for my suspected drug abuse I guess, and bloodwork but he'd have to ask the supervising doctor.
When said doctor finally came I had to answer all of the same questions. He said he'd order an x-ray, but that he didn't expect anything and that he'd get me some tylenol for my pain... When the nurse came to give me said tylenol and check my vitals my BP was 155/83 (It was 140/90 when I got triaged) and I'm assuming it was due to my pain since I have never had high BP before. Nevertheless, I was technically in stage 1 or 2 hypertension crisis at either point in time.
They then gave me the urine test, however, I never got the bloodwork that was mentioned and they didn't say a word about my BP, even when I told them that it wasn't normal for me.
Surprise, they found only my prescription AdderalL in my urine sample and I have a very mild UTI. They tried saying this is why I am in so much pain. I have had many UTI's in my life due to incontinence as a child; I even had both a kidney and bladder infection from an uncontrolled UTI in high school. This is not that kind of pain. It isn't in my flank or side. It's my spine.
I was told they only looked for fractures and didn't see any so they were sending me home. They said they'd refer me to the spinal center, which is the only good thing that came out of that visit.
Lastly, before discharhing me, they gave me some ibuprofen... They said they'd be prescribing me an antibiotic for my UTI, okay cool, and some more ibuprofen to manage my pain until I see the specialist. They sent the order for the antibiotics but never sent the prescription for ibuprofin, which didn't help with the pain anyway, but the pain was the reason I went to the ER in the first place.
It felt like they weren't taking me seriously the entire time. Honestly, it was incredibly disappointing and embarrassing to feel like you're a joke to the people who are supposed to be helping you.
I am in just as much pain as I was yesterday and I won't see the specialist for another week, at least.
Just incredibly frustrated.
TLDR: I have chronic back pain, I am having trouble doing basic tasks on my own and the ER treated me like a joke.
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2021.12.04 19:36 SerendipityLurking Dandruff/product build up and growth serum
I have two questions and hopefully this is the right place to ask.
About two years ago, I finally started getting regular haircuts/ hair maintenance from a hair dresser. She was great, but now I've moved really far and I'm on my own. I started noticing that I either have dandruff or product build up. I honestly can't tell but I want to say it might even be a combination of both? It didn't start until after I met my hair stylist and she suggested some products, including certain conditioners. Is there any way to test this/ any other way of preventing it if it is dandruff? My skin, including scalp, is extra sensitive, I don't know that dandruff shampoos would be best. I don't have any dandruff/product on my hair after showers but I only wash my hair maybe 2 times a week.
Second part is I don't know if it's my eyes but I feel like my hair is thinning. To add to that, my hair is wavy and frizzy and I think it may just have been improperly moisturized my whole life. If I add a hair serum 1) would it work and 2) would it work against me in terms of product build up?
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2021.12.04 19:36 Rudulitis Mc randomly not having sound
Does anybody know how to fix 1.8.9 forge randomly not having any sound? I have tried reloading the chunks or using anything in optifine to reload the game, but it crashes, also for some reason when i try to quit the game it doesn’t quit, it crashes.
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2021.12.04 19:36 soutouprva I made a video where I teach how to create a Book Directory Rest API;
2021.12.04 19:36 SolidSingularity [Update] Destroyed farmhouse.
2021.12.04 19:36 RaptorzinQua The missions...the nightmares...The torture of using Lil$hit, finally, it is done.
2021.12.04 19:36 KeyToDarkness Opinions on a Final Fantasy Nuzlocke
Hello beautiful people! Hope you all are having a fantastic day. Still new to posting stuff on Reddit so please excuse any spelling, grammar mistakes, or formatting of this post.
I come to all of you today to present an idea I’ve been implementing recently when it comes to playing through Final Fantasy IV, more specifically the idea of a challenge typically done with the Pokémon series called a Nuzlocke. It’s a series of self imposing restrictions to make the game harder and it usually gives an extra degree of strategy and planning as you can get lucky or unlucky when playing through it. With the Free Enterprise Mod changing most of the game through randomizing aspects of it, the experiences are different each time and can bring some great moments.
Here are the general rules I have for this challenge and any opinions would be appreciated!
2021.12.04 19:36 Kantesbackpocket Can two players that played against eachother both get an inform?
2021.12.04 19:36 byblackalpha Ulan durduk yere geldi biri uzuvlarımı kesip götüme soktu
Kahvemi yaptım cipsimi açtım girdim suba en sevdiğim flood olan torununu döven dede floodunu okuyodum. Altına floodun baya komik olduğunu belirten bir yorum yapmak üzereydim ki birden kapıyı kırıp içeri dalan gözü dönmüş bir orospu evladı "dede torun flood teakwando "gibi şeyler söylerek üztüne atladı ve tek hamlede kollarımı koparıp götüme soktu soruyorum şimdi size ben bu cipsi nasıl yicem şimdi
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2021.12.04 19:36 calmerpoleece Why the Coalition must fund COVID treatment for the unvaccinated
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2021.12.04 19:36 Kunphen ...
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2021.12.04 19:36 WeakBodyguard Lil Chano out here being wholesome
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2021.12.04 19:36 CCMcC In case my amazing new readers would like even more words from me...
...I have decided to launch a Substack site.
Mods, apologies in advance if I'm breaking any rules with this clearly shameless promotion. Actually...I am slightly shamed. I don't like to feel like a beggar, and I'm happy to continue doing exactly what I have already been doing as I've been doing it. So, please delete if necessary.
But if it's cool, I'll explain a little more. The response you guys have given me here has been incredible. Kinder and more enthusiastic than I ever thought possible. And the idea of having more to write, and knowing that some of you out there would actually relish reading that...it means so much to me.
Now, the sob story/excuse for using Substack: You guys would not believe how low my "salary" is at the station. When I interviewed and they asked about compensation, I tossed out a painfully low number in order to get the gig. The offer came in waaaaay under that. And I jumped at it. I really wanted this job.
I love the position. The work is mostly great, my coworkers have been welcoming and wonderful, and it is heartwarming to know that people actually read and appreciate what I write.
But I literally can't pay my bills. I've got an evaluation coming up in January, and armed with article-clicks and engagement numbers from fine folks exactly like you, I think I'll have nice ammo to ask for a raise. I'll be doing that. But, like...I've got a crack in my windshield I can't afford to fix. I'm putting my internet bill on a credit card every month. It's rough.
If this feels unseemly, or makes me sound like a sellout, and/or you hate all of this: yup, I totally get that. I considered a Substack before as a writing outlet when I wasn't getting paid to do it for awhile, but it just seemed silly with nobody that would want that. But now that so many of you kind people have said that you appreciate what I do, I thought I'd go for it.
I will keep up my digital reporting and reddit posting no matter what. If absolutely nobody wants more from me for $5 a month, I completely understand that. I'm sorry for wasting your time with this post. But my plan is to write pretty frequently there as the trial and deliberations continue, and then after all that as well. I've got a backlog of notes that I can reference, and if you're one of those people constantly hitting "refresh" looking for the slightest little nugget of information about the trial, I'll do my best to hook you up.
If you've read this far, thank you. Honestly, if you have read just one story of mine, THANK YOU. Sincerely. It means so, so much to me.
I'm off to write my first Substack story, which will go up later tonight. Perhaps after a shot or two of pickle juice.
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2021.12.04 19:36 Aki666Bitch I want to write a story about a Greek Fisherman and I need help.
I’m from the US and I know there are a lot of cultural differences between us America and Greece. How do you guys learn about culture. I want to write this character as if I was born and raised in Greece. I want to know the ins and outs of every little detail that I can’t seem to find on basic culture sites. When you guys write about someone from another culture/real lifestyle what resources do you use?
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2021.12.04 19:36 Zyro-13 I have a question about ps4
Can I play fs22 with a keyboard and mouse with no extra equipment needed and can PS4 play with pc and you tubers and make and create servers ?
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2021.12.04 19:36 pmekonnen Why the Omicron got so bad
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2021.12.04 19:36 SpecificTurn1 Chromebook Struggles
Is there anyway to dual boot or run kali as a VM using a Samsung Galaxy Chromebook codename Kohaku? I’ve tried almost everything online to no avail.
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2021.12.04 19:36 Cracking02 Your average China Watcher
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2021.12.04 19:36 Dragonfly_External Join the 🔞 10-17 𝐓𝐄𝐄𝐍 𝐋𝐄𝐀𝐊𝐒 🔞 Discord Server!
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2021.12.04 19:36 somesayjust235 We're screwed (NYSRPA v. Bruen)
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2021.12.04 19:36 ethospathosmigos To anyone new here, there’s absolutely no reason to be worried
I’m relatively new to Hoge but have been in since before the second pump. Even though that’s only about 3 months it feels like so much longer and I’ve learned a lot of about hoge/crypto since then.
Pretty soon after I got in I watched my portfolio get more than halved pretty quickly and while I never thought about selling, doubt did start to creep into my mind. This is just a quick reminder to anyone new here who might be having those feelings: don’t be worried at all, remember the confidence and optimism you had when you bought in. Hoge WILL perform, whether it will truly 100x is yet to be seen and honestly no one can predict that, personally I’m in it for the long haul. But Hoge will absolutely crush its ATH, keep on holding or adding at these prices, just enjoy the ride.
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2021.12.04 19:36 DaelinZeppeli Haram or Halal?
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2021.12.04 19:36 GalaxyCube101 What's something you know how to do that you really shouldn't know how to do?
2021.12.04 19:36 Pedka2 Fiat, if that helps.
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2021.12.04 19:36 greenblue98 McGeachin campaign official "disgusted" by Juneteenth, blasts Hershey's ad with Black family
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