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  1. jfpruitt

    What kind of pt am I?

    Thx so much for your replies. I did want to say that I NEVER get nasty w/ anyone, just not in my nature. & I also never say 10/10 since I'm not in labor or had an amputation. I also RARELY ask for a rx for home b/c I've already got a cabinet full @ home & having a bad exacerbation. For example, the last time I went to the ER was 2 yrs ago when I had broken my lower leg during a seizure. it made NO sense b/c I was going down my hallway & that's the last I remember until the ambulance ride. Luckily, mom was behind me & watched me go down. She thought I was having another Addison's crisis & called 911 . When I arrived, I was in really bad leg pain & was treated like crap. they did an xray of my leg & sent me home! then, 2 hours later I get a frantic call from the ER saying THEY READ MY XRAY WRONG & MY LEG WAS BROKEN!! The MD wanted me to return asap. so, my 2nd trip was entirely different. everyone was nice & sympathetic & then loaded me up w/dilaudid. another prob I have, is that I'm severely allergic to tylenol. not nsaids, toradol, etc, just tylenol. my last pain MD was the worst MD I'VE EVER SEEN! I would set for 8 hours for less than a minute consult. no exam & no questions. I was on fentanyl patches for 2 yrs & was planning on staying on those. my first visit, he discontinued my fentanyl & started me on vicoden! I explained MULTIPLE times how sick it made me. his answer, "give it a try". well, I did, after 2 doses I ended up in his ICU for 2 weeks. I switched pain MD's asap after d/c.
  2. jfpruitt

    What kind of pt am I?

    I'm interested 2 know, what kind of pt am I? I am former RN who has been on disability the past 5 yrs & wanted some ER RN's opinions b/c of the recent treatment I've r'd @ my local ER. At 16, I had a pit gland tumor removed causing panhypopit & addison's. I have been on steriods for 20 yrs now. Due to my steriods, I have osteonecrosis (AVN) in all 4 major joints (hips/shoulders @ 36y.o). I've already had 1 hip replacement & now need 3 more joints replaced. Obviously, I am now a chronic pain pt on heavy narc's. My PCP & endo have both said that b/c of my Addison's, the pain could put me into an addison's crisis, & kill me if untreated. I've had one crisis b/f & nearly died. B/f I had a pain mangmt doc, I had multiple visits 2 the ER, but now I haven't been back in 2 yrs. I have multi MRI's, CT's, etc that clearly document my AVN. Sometimes, the ER treats me with great compassion & even admit me overnight, while others, have sent me home crying & ashamed of my pain & dependence to narc's. So, if I came 2 your ER, how would you treat me? Like a drug seeker or like a true pt? & b/c of my Addison's & AVN, does that make everyting different in the eyes of a ER MD/RN?
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