Tuesday, March 23, 2010

Getting sick from a doc visit.

I keep forgetting that sick people go to see doctors and sick people are contagious lol. I had to see my internist last Wednesday about a few problems. Started with a scratchy throat on Saturday which got worse and yes, today am losing my voice and feel swimmy. A cold has taken me. I'd gone for a while without catching anything.

Maybe we ought to have virus free bubbles to step into when we go??

Hope this leaves soon! Being sick all of the time is hard enough. To be sicker is harder.



Shelli said...


Hope you feel better soon!

cinderkeys said...

The guy I know with ME, the one who inspired my song about it, has to deal with this when his doctors want him to go to the ER "just in case." He tells them that he has to weigh the risk of not going with the risk of exposure to other sick people.

They say they understand, but they don't care. They tell him to go anyway. They're generally wrong.

My cynical theory is that they're more interested in CYA than anything else. Maybe there's half of a 1% chance that he has something serious, that needs to be attended to right away. If they don't tell him to go, and something very bad happens to him, they're liable. But if they do tell him to go, he goes, he wastes time and money because he didn't really need to, he has to spend time recovering just from the trip, and he catches someone else's flu, nothing happens to them.

Pris said...

Thanks, Shelli
Cinder, I would have to be bleeding from every orifice before I went to an emergency room for just the reason you said. I would have to be on my last leg and maybe not even then to go into the hospital since staph infections, errors, understaffing, and indifference (and unhealthy food and the blare of your roommate's tv) make them a living hell. I feel bad that your friend's doctors feel they have to do this!

cfswarrior said...

I know what you mean. Every time I go to the doctor with the exception of a couple times I pick up a virus.

I've become paranoid about germs and being around sick people.

I hope you recovery quickly from this virus!