One with keen eye
I have one for the emergency room. The last time I went there, they ignored what to do and I refused a few meds I knew do not work, and accepted another that I know now doesn't work and in fact made things worse. If they ignored it, I think the cops in the case would probably do the same, along with the G20 situation.I wonder, Chemgal, if you should carry a letter from your doctor (on his/her letterhead) that explains your situation and what you need specifically.
I don't know much about the prison system, but I think this is provincial based, and not federal. I agree with the last poitn.It's scary to think that this happens in Canadian jails and prisons. Part of Harper's Get Tough on Crime???
Regardless of the crime (in this case minor, but even if he were a child-rapist or a murder) he should have had his insulin in a timely manner.
Hang in there Kay, that doctor was out of line.Somewhat off topic - but I'll post here anyway.
today I went to the ER with a really awFul headache (probably a migraine - but I didn't diagnose myself).. This was the third morning in a row that I have woken at 1am with an almost unbearable headache and thought it should be checked out. I was barely able to stand and give my details. The nurse did the triage stuff and the doc came in and immediately accused me of being a drug seeker!
First time I've ever been treated that way. I was given three Tylenols and sent home! I still have the headache.
Maybe the MRI I'm booked for on Friday will give some clues . I'm finding it tiresome dealing with some degree of headache everyday since Christmas - but glad it isn't often this bad.
I was concerned because this was a new pattern. Previously going to bed, with cold packs and basic pain meds fixed my pain. After seeing the neuro I was told to not take any pain meds but to go to the ER. I did that once and was told to only show up there if I couldn't cope at home. Be nice if the docs could get on the same page!That is so screwed up, Kay. In the meantime, for pain control, bad level, if I can't get anything else (bruised ribs, etc.). You can take 8 extra strength tylenol per day. You can take 2 naproxen. So, you do naproxen at 8 a.m., 2 tylenol at 10 a.m., 2 tylenol at 2 p.m., 1 naproxen at 4 p.m., 2 tylenol at 6 p.m., 2 tylenol at 10 p,.m. or stretch it to make it through the night,. Also, you can throw in some cannabis gummies, 4 X 25 mcg per day.
I think overall the term is pretty ridiculous for the emergency room. Many people there ARE drug seeking for good reasons - not to get high, but to treat a problem.I was concerned because this was a new pattern. Previously going to bed, with cold packs and basic pain meds fixed my pain. After seeing the neuro I was told to not take any pain meds but to go to the ER. I did that once and was told to only show up there if I couldn't cope at home. Be nice if the docs could get on the same page!
I'm still bristling at the diagnosis of 'drug seeker'!
Our week from hell, when my husband ended up in ER 4 times (with upwards of 5 hour waits each time), we got different doctors, with differing results. None were rude. But the one that I nicknamed Dr. Cocaine (he talked so fast that my husband couldn't keep up with him) was the absolute best and I credit him for getting my husband all the tests that he needed and acting FAST. He was the third doctor we saw that week, but the one that I think made all the difference. So, sometimes it is the luck of the draw...depends on who you happen to get.