I'm a pretty difficult person, but sometimes I think that my expectations are not unrealistic.
Bottom line, I'm quite angry with the local emergency room right now.
Today at work (yes, work on labor day) I took a wrong step and heard a crunch in my knee. I was in immediate pain and was hobbling around for the rest of the day (still am) and finally decided that I was headed to the ER because obviously, there were no clinics open.
I get there and get an x-ray. Then I'm taken into a room. (this is all over about two hours) In that room they tell me nothing is broken. I said, "no shit, I didn't come in here for a broken leg" I was then told there was some serious swelling and it appeared there was some damage to something in the knee. Again, I said "no shit, so when are we doing the MRI?" The response?
"We don't do MRI's, we leave that to specialists, so here are some crutches, a brace and some pain pills. "
To me, that is pretty irresponsible. Why are you treating something you're unsure of what it is and wait a second, did you just say you don't do MRI's.?.......in a hospital?.....Ok....thanks.
Maybe I was irresponsible, but I left the crutches, the brace and the prescription sitting right there and walked out with no paperwork, no signing out, nothing. Bottom line, they had done nothing for me.
I now have to attempt to go to my second job, which is going to be painful, because the local emergency room can't give me any actual treatment so I have to wait until tomorrow (hopefully) to get something done.
So am I angry? You bet. Am I unsure about my future workouts? Currently, yes. Do I think this venting is going to do anything to help? Probably not, but we will see what tomorrow holds. As of right now, I'm still steaming mad.