They Admitted Me

Heron There & Everywhere


How did I get here? It seems I “failed outpatient treatment” so I became an inpatient. My stomach has still been acting up, I’m still not eating, I’m still losing weight, and I’ve had worsening pain. I missed two more days of work so I called the doctor.

It turned out he’d been trying to get my CT scan repeated and it had been denied by the insurance company. Upon hearing of my continued distress, he called again and I went in yesterday for an emergency scan. Guess what? I still have diverticulitis. The doctor said I had to go to the hospital emergency department for IV antibiotics.

I arrived at the hospital at 4:00, thinking maybe I’d be here a few hours and go home again. I’m naive, I know. When they started to talk about admitting me, I started to cry. I hadn’t really planned on staying…

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