I Have Been In The Emergency Room

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    I May Have To Go To The Emergency Room

    I am dealing with severe eczema, really bad. I am feeling like I am itching everywhere. My body feels weird. Then my left side has been feeling numb lately. My body is extremely out of shape. But this rash don't help me, and I can't go to sleep, because my body is constantly...
    chicago54 chicago54
    22-25, M
    Feb 24, 2010

    When I was 35 days old,

    I had to have surgery. My bowels were twisted 6 times.... Before the surgery, I had a 2% chance of survival.. I now consider myself lucky to be alive!!
    TheAverageOne14 TheAverageOne14
    13-15, F
    1 Response Nov 19, 2015

    Read my featured story called I got hurt saving

    a wolf, and you can read all about it.
    Wolflover1999 Wolflover1999
    18-21, M
    Oct 17, 2015

    the last time was for a leg break,

    time before that was for kidney failure, before that was pneumonia, before that was left arm broke two different times.
    NvBikeBoy NvBikeBoy
    36-40, M
    1 Response Nov 19, 2015

    since the past 4 days I'm in the hospital.

    I passed out at school on Monday and since then I'm not well. The day before yesterday the fever was extremely high at around 106.7 my mom took me to the hospital and medication was started but the fever refused to go. In half an hour i got an asthma attack and was rushed to the...
    deleted deleted
    26-30
    1 Response Dec 9, 2015

    Two months ago, my husband drove me to the

    emergency ward, because I have been having trouble with shortness of breath. When I saw a male doctor he wasn't able to find out what was wrong with me. I explained to him this only happens after having a warm shower that I feel out of breath and dizzy. He said my only choice...
    deleted deleted
    26-30
    Nov 19, 2015
    deleted deleted
    26-30
    1 Response Nov 21, 2015

    I've been there so many times it's not

    even funny! 3 concussions, stitches 4 times. Second degree burn. I have horrible luck! It's okay though. :)
    sleepysleepy sleepysleepy
    26-30, F
    2 Responses Nov 19, 2015

    A Scary Morning

    I woke up this morning near 4:30 as I had a soar throat I asume it's what woke me up, a bad ***** throat that is. I could barely get water down my throat w/o feeling a sharp pain. I get frightening from time on keeping myself for stay in good health. This morning just swallowing...
    Bowman44 Bowman44
    46-50, M
    Apr 15, 2012

    It absolutely and completely sucks.

    Not only because of the injury to yourself or someone else but the casual attitude of those in charge. Their attitude seems to be that if you're still breathing then it is not an emergency.
    savoy2 savoy2
    46-50, M
    1 Response Nov 19, 2015

    A few times for kidney stones,

    had to have surgery once because of that. I was also suffering appendicitis at the same time. Not that I would wish one or the other on someone, but you never want to experience that combination, trust me.
    crystalkid crystalkid
    41-45, M
    1 Response Feb 2, 2016

    Only Once

    I have only ever been in the emergency room once in my life. I have been there fro other people a couple times but for myself only once. I had been there for depression. It wasnt too bad of an experience other than all the waiting.
    gecko77 gecko77
    18-21, F
    May 5, 2011

    I'm 14 and I can safely say I've had my fair

    share of the ER! My first trip was when I was 11. I got struck by lightning while watching it on my front porch. It sorta staggered and struck me. When I got to the ER, my heart rate was incredibly high (165 beats per minute) so the doctors monitored me and kept me overnight. It...
    shortygirl613 shortygirl613
    16-17, F
    1 Response Jun 4, 2014

    For an "emergency"...

    , isn't it funny how long you wait in a waiting room before being put in another room to get again, wait......
    deleted deleted
    26-30
    Feb 29, 2016

    I went to the emergency room once

    but I didn't have to stay there. In a spectacularly stupid move, I managed to slam my toe in a door. Don't ask me how, I can't answer because I'm an idiot. Anyway it hurt really badly at first, then it started feeling better so I just went to bed. I woke up at 3:30 in the...
    chronicmisfit chronicmisfit
    41-45, M
    Feb 3, 2016

    Oh gosh. It was my second visit to TN

    that I ended up in the hospital on our winter vacation. I was doped up on soo much morphine and on my way out of the ER? I fainted and got dragged right back in! Then at 2am we stop by some waffle house after being at the hospital and the worker lady was racist. !!! I was...
    SubmissiveSecrets SubmissiveSecrets
    22-25, F
    Aug 14, 2014

    I've been in the ER more times over the past

    year for other people than I've been for myself in my lifetime.
    kk1874 kk1874
    31-35, F
    Feb 29, 2016

    The trick is to be in one

    as few times as humanly possible.
    savoy2 savoy2
    46-50, M
    1 Response Jan 7, 2016

    Not a great experience

    and too many memories and stress with it so I'm not going into detail with that with anyone. It was a difficult time for me. It gave me a lot to think about for myself and much much more. If I can't help some things at least I can improve myself. And that's what I try everyday...
    FunnyandNerdy FunnyandNerdy
    18-21, F
    2 Responses Aug 14, 2014

    I am 40 and I have been there too many times in

    the past two years starting with a coma two years from this Thanksgiving. A year ago I had breathing problems and ended back there and I had some serious heart burn problems sense.
    geminigirl54 geminigirl54
    41-45, F
    Nov 19, 2015

    I went to the emergency

    for the first time at 3 in the morning on Sunday to get my head stitched. My younger sister took my iPad and ran away with it, and me already frustrated because of her continuously bothering me went to go chase her. After she wouldn't give it back we got into a pretty bad...
    deleted deleted
    26-30
    Jan 13, 2014

    I'm worried about going to work

    after a severe asthma attack, i work for my local accident and emergency and went through them when I was ill! I also popped round to see a few of my colleagues while I was inpatient and was then told it was inappropriate for me to be going round there etc! I had no visitors and...
    beccahayley beccahayley
    18-21, F
    Jan 18, 2016

    It's terrible when you're in the hospital

    after having a bad seizure. I've been there several times because of having seizures and people calling 911 instead of just letting me have it and getting it out. I can't blame them though because it must be very scary to witness someone on the floor with their eyes rolled back...
    Viciouspistols Viciouspistols
    26-30, F
    1 Response Feb 29, 2016

    Last Year On September 30th

    I was struck in a hit and run. I saw it coming, i knew i couldn't stop it, but i almost made it to the side.  I honestly believe that if i had been one step farther away,  i wouldn't be here now. I went to a small local hospital in my college town, and only one doctor was...
    akaia akaia
    22-25, F
    Dec 27, 2010

    Quite A Few Times

    But for  physical reasons? I was trying to pull glass out of a frame of a picture of Marilyn Monroe that had fallen down off my wall. (Sorry Darwin). I cut my thumb pretty deep and had to have stitches. I also had that car accident in 1995 where I broke my foot bone. My...
    deleted deleted
    26-30
    1 Response Feb 24, 2010

    yea about 3 months ago

    now I overdosed on my meds and got to the ER in time that they saved me...great heh
    Nmetb Nmetb
    22-25, M
    1 Response Nov 18, 2015

    A week ago today followed by three days in the

    hospital and a hysterectomy woohoo. Before the procedure I told my boyfriend that all the pain I was going through was worth it to get the hysterectomy, I so lied, not worth it at all but it wasn't up to me anyway.
    Katrenn Katrenn
    41-45, F
    Jun 4, 2014

    I remember when I was in middle school,

    I was moving a stack of chairs, and the whole stack of eight, approximately 7lb chairs, fell right on my foot. My big toe was in pretty bad shape.
    mereg18 mereg18
    18-21, M
    May 22, 2014

    Because of what happened a year ago today,

    I will never enter another freaking emergency room unless it is to support someone else. I am appalled by the way I was treated when I went there in hopes of receiving treatment for PTSD. I didn't feel like I was a human being. Instead I became a label. A number. A case of...
    astralwanderer astralwanderer
    18-21, F
    Nov 18, 2015

    on September 9th of this year I began to feel a

    pain in my abdomen on the right side, 4 days later I went to one of those small triage places because I thought it would be faster and they are so all they did was give me a shot in my leg. pain meds. and script for 10 pericete. I went home and two days later I was in so much...
    Amber237 Amber237
    51-55, F
    Nov 18, 2015

    Jellyfish!

    I have been to the emergancy room, or A&E as we call it, a few times but one of the most memorable times was when I was stung by a jellyfish! I was on a school holiday and we were body-boarding in Bude, on the coast of Cornwall. My foot was hurting me a lot so I walked onto the...
    LittleMissLucky LittleMissLucky
    18-21, F
    May 4, 2011
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