Emergency room visit...
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|Sat, 03-13-2010 - 9:26pm|
I haven't been feeling very well lately. Over the last few days, it's been getting worse and worse. I've had multiple asthma attacks in the last few days - my inhaler was no longer helping.
I do not have health insurance and therefore no primary care doctor. So, if I get sick, I have to a) tough it out or b) go to a local hospital ER that accepts all patients.
I'm dreading the bill for this visit...considering a 30 min visit for a massive ear infection was almost $1200.
3 chest x-rays
2 breathing treatments
Diagnosis: Bronchitis that is irritating my asthma and causing it to flare.
Time in the ER: 4 hours. I left from work, so I missed almost 5 hours of work. Went back and ended up having to leave again because I feel terrible.
Pharmacy closed - can't fill scrips.