specializes in ICU; Telephone Triage Nurse.
I'm one of those people who would rather tough out just about anything at home, writhing in misery until it passes, then go to the ER. I once tried to ride out cholelithiasis - insisting it would pass ("Tis just a stomachache! I'll be fine.") before riding to the ER via EMS transport, hollering like I was having my leg sawed off 3 days later. You are reading page 2 of My trip to the ER. If you want to start from the beginning Go to First Page.