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08:28 pm: Why.
I didn't write it down, but apparently I had the subarachnoid hemorrhage that is caused by rheumatological problems. I spent the afternoon at Kaiser and got new antidepressants, my primary called batches of doctors to find out what happened and why the hospital docs had given me more meds, I got a CBC, and picked up the meds. I have to call and and make appointments for the rheumatologist and the neurologist tomorrow, but I can't drive for a couple more weeks. I did take the phenergan as soon as I got home, so I'm having a sandwich.

My primary says the second hospital was planning on putting me in their psych ward until someone realized they'd mis-read the first MRI. I'm sure glad someone remembered.

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From:dd_b
Date:March 31st, 2009 01:06 am (UTC)
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Well, it's probably good (useful) to know what happened.

I do seem to remember your reporting that you didn't have that just before disappearing from LJ. I guess medicine still isn't an exact science :-(.
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From:mjlayman
Date:March 31st, 2009 04:57 pm (UTC)
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I had the symptoms, but they thought the MRI was negative.
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From:capemaynuts
Date:March 31st, 2009 01:50 am (UTC)
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Psych ward!?! But you showed stroke symptoms! Boy, I am so happy someone was paying attention.
I'm just very glad you seem to be getting better! I missed your posts while you were away.
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From:mjlayman
Date:March 31st, 2009 04:58 pm (UTC)
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I've been in the psych ward before. A brand new Kaiser doctor put me there over Christmas and New Year's at the beginning of the second renal failure. It was scary because there was a truly violent person there, and I couldn't get out of bed. He got fired on the 2nd.
From:etumukutenyak
Date:March 31st, 2009 01:51 am (UTC)
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Mis-read the MRI? Did they hold the film upside down? Sheesh!

Yay for Phenergan! It's the wonder drug -- I got it for my severe nausea back when the mono erupted.
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From:mjlayman
Date:March 31st, 2009 04:55 pm (UTC)
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The techs read them at night and they read wrong. Kind of scary, huh? I guess they can't pay doctors enough to work at night.
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From:serge_lj
Date:March 31st, 2009 10:49 pm (UTC)
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Eek.

Edited at 2009-03-31 10:49 pm (UTC)
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From:agent_mimi
Date:March 31st, 2009 03:43 am (UTC)
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Good news on the phenergan! I'm glad it's working for you. But BOO HISS to the 2nd hospital's almost goof-up.
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From:janetmk
Date:March 31st, 2009 10:16 am (UTC)
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Yay for eating!

I'm glad your Kaiser doc is trying to sort out your treatment at the hospital. When I spoke with your ICU nurse on the Sunday after your admission I was surprised that they had apparently not yet contacted Kaiser to find out your medical history and what medications you were taking.

I could come by an afternoon this week if that might be useful to you--let me know.

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From:fledgist
Date:March 31st, 2009 02:35 pm (UTC)
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Psych ward? Good grief. That's really scary for a misread MRI.
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From:mjlayman
Date:March 31st, 2009 05:00 pm (UTC)
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People at Fairfax kept saying "You're the woman who kept coming back" which was apparently the trigger. Silly me, having a stroke and coming back for care.
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From:fledgist
Date:March 31st, 2009 05:19 pm (UTC)
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All I can say is I'm glad to see you back online.
From:writingortyping
Date:March 31st, 2009 06:01 pm (UTC)
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eeeyikes. Glad to know that you dodged that bullet. Not glad to know there was a bullet to be dodged, but...
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From:mjlayman
Date:April 3rd, 2009 05:55 pm (UTC)
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I like Allan's work, and it's not just because we're friends. I have almost all his books, including the collections, if the library doesn't have any.

Come by and I'll take you out to dinner -- you have to drive since I can't until the 13th and I don't know if I'll have the keys yet.
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From:mjlayman
Date:April 4th, 2009 05:24 pm (UTC)
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Cool! Janet may be coming Monday or Tuesday to help with some things so let me get back to you after I hear from her.
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From:mjlayman
Date:April 4th, 2009 07:08 pm (UTC)
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Janet's coming Tuesday, so how about Friday?
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