Well I had a lovely ride in an ambulance to the ER this afternoon and have just arrived home.
Did you ever notice just how many sticky electrode monitoring pads they glue to your body?? Every time I think that I've removed the last one I discover another. I just found one on each leg! I didn't even know that the EMTs had put them there until I went to change my socks (I couldn't wait to get out of my germy hospital clothes) and there were two more 'trodes. Damn, I sure wish I had shaved my legs today....ouch! Plus it was just my luck that the day I don't take a shower and am turning all of the unpleasant shades of the rainbow (think puce, chalky and pea green) I end up with the most gorgeous tech-in-training along for the ride. The head EMT also thought it would be amusing to lift up my shirt to attach a million electrodes while the new guy was sitting inches away from my chest. Yah, he's not getting any flowers.
So I get the full work up including an IV while en-route and proceed to get blood and urine labs which were normal and then off for a CT scan of my head. Since they didn't have any neurosurgeons on staff they ended up just getting me to stabilize and ruled out stroke and told me to keep my follow-up appointment with my doctor tomorrow and with the neurosurgeon in December. I was then allowed to have the IV removed and sent home with my mom. Since I had missed dinner at this point we went through Dunkin Donuts drive-thru for a coffee and a chocolate donut. Yummy!
It's amazing what a girl will do for a chocolate donut!