Reply to "ER Docs and Stomach Flu"

I actually avoid going to the ER unless I think I'm actually dying because I know I'll be in for the following:

  1. Interrogation about why I have Crohns but I'm not on 'medication' and how I must be either lying about the meds or living a horrible compromised life.
  2. Interrogation about why I don't have a yearly scope by a GI even though in Canada you don't see a GI unless you're having a problem. (I wish the GI doc would tell the family physicians and ER docs this fact.)
  3. After about 200 questions about my s-pouch, how long I've had, what my life is like, what I've eaten in the last 20 years, how many times I go to the bathroom, what that looks like, about five times over asking what meds I'm on because the answer "none" is not acceptable....then....we get to the reason why I've come into the ER. For example, when I was having a miscarriage and it had NOTHING to do with my s-pouch.

UGH.

J

 

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