Evaluating East General's Emergency Department
I have been fortunate in the sense that I haven't had to use the Emergency room services for over 15 years now. But that all came to a crashing end this morning when I awoke after a very itchy and painful night and found myself covered in the most ugly looking red, splotchy rash that the more I scratched the more I itched. I thought I was dying. Fortunately my better half was at home and immediately drove me to the Emergency department for help. We were expecting a wait of at least four hours because that's what we always read about in the papers. I saw two ambulances waiting and prepared for the worst. Surprise surprise, we were in and out within an hour start to finish. During that hour I was evaluated by a nurse, seen by a doctor, given a shot of adrenaline and a prescription to be filled. Turns out I developed a giant case of hives which I have never had in my life. Now I have to figure out what exactly I am allergic to that brought this one. Fun and games begin. I was considering a picture but I doubt that anyone really wants to see my red, blotchy anatomy, bad enough that a young, cute doctor had to see it.