OK..i called a non-emergency ambulance 4 days ago after I injured my back pretty badly. :'0 I have always thought that If u break a bone or fracture...u dont agrivate the injury?? Right? Well, i went to emerg where i was left laying in the hallway "lack of space" thinking.."how am I gonna get to the bathroom if my crohns acts up?" 2 hours later, I was wheeled into the emergency room where the doctor asked me a few questions, gave me reeealy strong pain killers, then left me to fall asleep for 4 hours.
They came back, asked if i was feeling better, I said "no" , they gave me more drugs, left me for another 4 hours, then came back.. No one told me to try to move or anything to that matter?? nothing? I was just glad my crohns was behaving bcuz my crohns has caused so much damage that my muscles to control my bowels no longer works...:(
After 9 hours, the nurse says.."u cant just lay there, u have to try to move!" I was surprised bcuz Id been taught to keep injuries still?? "guess not?" She left and I tried to get off the bed. I got stuck leaning on the edge of the bed for 1/2 hr crying and not one person offered to help? I barely made it fighting through the excrucaiting pain that shot through my legs andback.
Then, the next shift came on and I got the same thing..meds and try to walk? I told her I needed to pee and she said I should try to get there myself? I told her I couldnt and she got mad...saying I had to try agian! Sooooo, I tired! I fell on the floor in tears, and "not one" nurse offered to help me off the floor. I crawled to the other side of the bed with a chair and managed to drag my self up off the floor. Snot drooling down my face and my eyes all swollen. I sat in the chair and "then" the nurse had the nerve to come over and say "what are u trying to do?" I wanted to kill her!! I said I want to pee and u told me to go by my self! She said I shouldnt have done it if I couldnt!! I freaked out and said "YOU told me to!" When they got the results from the Mri..they shot me out the door. I live alone, cant move and have crohns?? ***? Thank god for my friends and family who have been checking in on me. I hate Emerge!!
I am 34rs. old mother or 2 wonderful kids. I have crohn's colitis. I am on Imuran, pred., and am starting remicade. My 18 yr. old son has just been diagnosed with crohn's too.