Day 3 and 4: 2/12/15 – 2/13/15
Yesterday morning while getting ready for work I nearly fainted coming out of the shower. I sat on my bed to collect myself and realized I was abnormally shaking. I had to go to the emergency room.
All this week my health has been deteriorating. Fatigue, lightheadedness and lack of energy plagued me. While in the emergency room, I took 4 tests and the doctors found nothing wrong except for a slight high reading for blood pressure.
The physician told me that I was most likely dehydrated and have a minor iron deficiency. That makes a lot of sense because I haven’t been eating my usual 3 meals a day and not drinking enough water. I was told to get plenty of rest and take the next day off, which meant I have a total of 5 days off. However, yesterday was like a workday since I was in that hospital for 8.5 hours.
My Experience at New York Hospital of Queens
This is my second time in life as a patient at a hospital or rather emergency room. Make that the third – I forgot the time I was 8 or younger and really sick. I was given a penicillin shot in my ass.
The hospital was very busy and for the first 3 hours, the staff were fast with calling me for tests and registrations. But after, the wait times to receive further service were ridiculous. After the general emergency room, I was sent to the main ER to the “patient’s only” comfy chairs. That was where I spent a chunk of time.
They didn’t offer me any food or water. Barely came by to check on me. When they did, it was to give me more tests. After a few more hours I decided to wave someone down to get food before I passed out on the floor. The only food they gave me was jelly and applesauce. I thought I was going to a place to get better, instead I felt the same if not worst when I finally left. The physicians did not give me any medicine or temporary relief. They just told me to go home and sleep.
I don’t wish hospital stay on anybody. Seeing people on portable hospital beds waiting for a room in the hallway and lined up is not only scary but stressful and sad. I don’t want to end up in a hospital bed with tubes stuck to me if I can help it.
Now is the time to accept what I can change and do it. Tomorrow is Day 5 and I am hoping to get a lot done.
- Since I sorted out my laundry on Day 1, I can now just go and wash my loads.
- Cleaning and organizing my room
- Installing Gantt Project and associating tasks with each website for better management
- Finishing up my client’s website
- Playing Evolve on PS4