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Being able to laugh

Jan 23, 2015 3:33 PM

Well I just had to post this, I had a very bad day on Tuesday and had to drive myself to Urgent Care, I was not in good shape, brain was foggy, bp was really high and I was extremely weak. They were quite upset with me for driving by myself and in hind site I probably shouldn't have so I won't be doing that again.

I was seen by a resident and I do get a kick out of them, they want to try so hard. I was given xrays for my heart and blood tests, all was good that way but they couldn't figure out why I had no reflexes, she banged and banged and couldn't get a response.

While I was laying in the bed they came to do a heart trace just to make sure, when the nurse was leaving, the tube for the IV was hooked on the cart and she ended up pulling the IV out of the socket all the time I was tring to say oww. They fixed that and let it finish dripping.

After the drip was done they decided they could not do anything with me and basically said to go home, as my wife was helping pack my stuff up she got tangled in the hose and just about ripped it out as well.

After the IV I had enough brain power to catch most of what was being said and I heard the resident say to the head Doctor "I couldn't see the back of his eyes" (or something like that), to which he replied, doesn't matter we can't do anything about it. It truly felt good to hear someone was actually concerned even though they were overruled.

My wife and I are very used to hearing this so we didn't think any thing of it and came home.

Once we got home and settled into bed I told her it reminded me of being the Chief Inspector in the hospital and Inspector Clouseau (Steve Martin) accidentally hurting him, we laughed for about 15 minutes, (that felt really good). Most days we (people in these forums) live in a world of pain and don't know any different or what it feels like to be normal again and some days the laugh is not there so when it happens it makes the next days bearable as you can hold on to something funny.

As they say "laughter is the best medicine" - too bad insurance policies don't cover Comedy clubs .........hehehehe.

Jan 23, 2015 8:17 PM

I'm glad you were able to laugh at the end of a bad situation :) I'm sorry that you had a bad experience though, I'm 20 years old and for the longest time they told me nothing was wrong with me and I felt like they thought I was lying about my pain. My family and boyfriend don't really believe me except my mom, and it really sucks to have to hold in how crappy I feel sometimes but I relate to you that being able to laugh and the little things really feels like a relief.

Jan 23, 2015 8:37 PM

Its good to laugh! My husband trys to make me laugh when I'm in pain and I'm like haha ouch haha he ends up laughing more at me!

Jan 23, 2015 10:28 PM

Laughter truly is the best medicine.. Yes, we hurt and hibernate so much that it was just great to smile at your post!! Lifted my spirits, thanks!

Jan 24, 2015 6:14 PM

Laughter helps me forget the pain, even if it is only a short time.

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