Hospital


My chest was hurting me yesterday. Finally gave into the wife about 10:00 last night. Went to the hospital. Went in and told them my chest was hurting. Have a seat. About 10 minutes later they come get me to do a EKG. Go back and sit in the waiting room. After a little while they come back and get me to do blood work. Go back to the waiting room. About an hour later they come get me to do a chest x-ray. About midnight a lady goes up to the desk says I've been sitting here since noon when are you going to get me in the room. She looked miserable. covid.
About 02 they finally come get her. People in their sleeping on the floor. Around 03 they take me back to the emergency room. Put me in a bed in the hallway.
They do blood work again and a CT scan. Give me a handful aspirin tell me they don't have a room for me. Tell me I have an appointment at 06:45 tomorrow for a stress test. The bed they put me in was at the end of the nursing station. The room right across the hallway fellow died. Around 05. Pulled sheet over his head. At 06:30 when I left he was still in the room.
More like a hospital in a third world country. Prisma Greenville hospital.



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good of you to go to the hospital. Many get pig headed and won't go. Hate you had such a bad time at E.R. If it was a heart attack they should have been able to see elevated Troponin levels in your blood. That is what signaled mine. By all means get the stress test done, don't play around with this.

If you don't mind me asking, did you call the missions act before going for approval? I've always been curious since I dropped Blue Cross and have nothing but VA health care. I've only called them once to get some stitches from a local urgent care center.

Keep us posted. Hope you get to feeling better. Acid reflux can cause some serious chest pain... as well as stress and anxiety. No more road rage for you!
It surprised me the way they dragged their feet when I went in. Had a guy at work have a heart attack. Took him to the Grand strand hospital two blocks away. When we went in and I told him he was having chest pains they immediately took him to the back. Gave him baby aspirin and nitro. Had him hooked up to EKG within minutes. He ended up having a triple bypass.
Several years ago I broke a couple ribs and collar bone. Bruised lung and kidneys spent two days in the hospital. VA picked up everything Blue Cross and Blue shield did not pay.

My granddaddy my dad and all my uncles but one died between 55 and 65 of heart disease. My granddaddy had a heart attack went to the hospital when he was checking out had another heart attack and died right there in the hospital. That was early '70s though.
But they were all real big men all of them around 6'6"300 lb and not fat
Me I'm just a little sawed off squirt.



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Hope all is well, OTC.

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They should have taken you back immediately. They sound like a really bad ER. Thanks to all these places pushing vaccines a lot of medical staff are leaving but that's no excuse. Glad you doing a little better & definitely follow up.



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I won't defend the hospital but, my son is an ER nurse and he has been working crazy hours due to staff shortages. No way to make things go faster when you are short-handed AND the folks working are worn out. He is working extra shifts every week and even at his age, he is getting worn a bit thin.


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That sounds terrible man, so sorry to hear about this. Go get that test.

My dad had two open heart surgeries. It wasn't his heart that finally got him, but lung cancer. 40 years of smoking. Best thing he ever did for me was whip my tail when he caught me sneaking smokes from him when I was young.

Go get that test.




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So the test should have been this morning... How did it go?

Saying an extra prayer for ya OTC. Hope it's just the reflux or something simple


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I appreciate it y'all.

My ass is getting out of shape had me huffing and puffing. It took forever to get my heart rate up to the Target of one 139.
Doctor said all the EKG stuff from the treadmill looked okay. Someone has to read the CAT scan or whatever they do before and after the treadmill.
Again I really appreciate y'all's thoughts.
Got a few things at work to finish up this afternoon. And get the hell out of Greenville and back to the beach. They're saying there's a good possibility of snow in the Greenville area want no part of that.


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No troponin issues and you didn't die on the treadmill. Good signs.

Had to take my Dad to Roper ER downtown Charleston, couple of months ago. Very mild heart attack symptoms. He's mid-80s. They took him back, did blood work, and fed him aspirin within minutes. Troponin levels changed over a few hours showing some sort of heart issue. Glad he decided to get checked out. And, he's all good now.

Service was very good. BUT, the ER was absolutely stretched to its limits. The entire time he was in the ER (most of 24 hrs. until he got a room) we sat and listened to the ER coordinator guy answering the phone and balancing where ambulances could/should deliver patients. Had staff out with wuflu and such.

I feel for you military/retired guys. You deserve the best. Somehow, we manage to provide you some pretty crappy support. Shouldn't be that way. VA is supposed to help. Not make it worse.





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Not bringing my political preferences to this thread, but the four years Trump was in office the VA made a complete 180. Things were better than ever, but over this administration and covid fiasco things seem to be slipping back the way they were. Let's just hope it's due to all the strain from covid.

Same with me on the treadmill, took about 12 min to get my pulse rate up. Doc and nurse were impressed. So far only time I get some chest pain after the heartattack is when I get really mad at something I shouldn't. My whole mind set of recent is not to let much of anything bother me. I'm trying not to watch any news like I used to.
 

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