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The suspense is killing you

Well I got back from 3 and a half goddamn hours at the ER.  I guess that was a "pretty good" turnaround time, so they tell me.    I think they let me cut in line because I was wearing my UTMB ID badge.  But still, I brought 4 magazines and blew through them all in the waiting room.  But thankfully I brought my cellphone so I could  call some casino junkie and pass the time.  Jesus I hate ER people, what a bunch of societal dregs;  one guy actually was getting cuffed in the waiting room as I was on the phone.

As I see the financials:

Trip to ER = $100 copay (thank god for Blue Cross)

20oz bottle of coke = $1

Magazines to keep from pulling hair out = $15

Waiting 2 hours to put on a little gown and let a small asain man play with my testicles = priceless

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starlick
Jan. 9th, 2005 11:33 pm (UTC)
Why'd you end up in the ER? :/

And that last bit was f00king hilarious
chr0nocidal
Jan. 9th, 2005 11:49 pm (UTC)
3 and a half hours at the ER is a pretty good turnaround time, at least in my neck of the woods. Avg. wait time here is about 7-9 hours. Unless you come in with your arm hanging off or are having a heart attack, and even then I've seen people have to wait.

Yeah, what'd you go in for? And I hope you feel better soon. Despite the little asian man juggling your cajones.
floyd_mephit
Jan. 10th, 2005 11:00 am (UTC)
I went in for friggin jock itch. So romantic, isn't it? My regular doctor got deported or something like that and I didn't feel like waiting for 2 weeks for a regular appointment. Of course, the doc I got just gave me some scrip for something I didn't really want, and told me what I was using before wasn't the right medicine (he was wrong of course, but I was tired of waiting and just wanted to get out of the room next to the prison guy).

I hate it when doctors try to be 'cool' or casual or nonchalant with you while they're touching your genitals; I know they're supposed to do it, and personally I'm not bothered, but it just punctuates the awkwardness when they try to talk current events or ask me about my family when he's got the family jewels right there.
chr0nocidal
Jan. 10th, 2005 08:59 pm (UTC)
Hey, I can imagine jock itch would suck, especially if it was bad enough for you to haul your ass to the E/R!

Oh, and I know what you mean about the chit-chat while some doctor is touching you in the swimsuit areas. My former gyn doc used to make banal chatter, and all the while I'm just thinking "Will you just STFU and get your face out of my crotch please?!"

And I bet he charged you $35 for that tube of Lotrimin :D
floyd_mephit
Jan. 10th, 2005 10:49 pm (UTC)
Well it isn't really that bad (anymore, anyway) but I've had it since before Xmas and, I mean, goddamnit go away already.

Well at least it was a guy, I'd have been somewhat uncomfortable if it were a woman. I'm glad I'm not a girl, I don't think I would be too kosher with doing the crotch-plant every year in front of some mealy-mouthed gyno..

I haven't cashed that scrip yet but I'm not looking forward to the price..
mrcougar
Jan. 10th, 2005 04:12 pm (UTC)
casino junkie eh? *is laughing*
floyd_mephit
Jan. 10th, 2005 07:14 pm (UTC)
I kept asking that homesless guy at triage what the more PC term was for that, but all he would tell me was how he was flying away in a UFO before Houston got nuked.
furrysparkles
Jan. 11th, 2005 08:58 am (UTC)
Now you know why I stopped working there... helping those people sucks, they're absolutely never grateful for anything... they come back constantly, drunk, stupid and helpless, as always. it wears you down, for sure.
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