Posted by Linda Howell (188.8.131.52) on December 13, 2001 at 04:02:20:
I'll try to make this brief.
Went out tonight w/this guy to a movie.
afterwards went to a bar for a cocktail.
I had a coke.
As I was sitting there, over-heard a guy next to me saying he was a x-ray tech at the local hospital in the ER.
Listened to him bitch about his job.
I thought I would put my O.U.C.H. hat on, and asked him if he's ever heard of a cluster headache.
"yeah, my wife gets migraines" is what he said.
No, I said, Clusters. he asked me what clusters were.
Gave him my card that said I was an O.U.C.H. member and proceeded to explain what they were.
He threw, yes threw it right back at me and said....
"If you came into my ER...I'd put you in 4-point restraints, and have you carried off to the loony bin.
After walking outside for a while and yes, smoking a cigarette, I went back in and told him,
If I were to come to the ER at your hospital, I'd ask that your ass be as far away from me as possible.
Please note, I was NOT drinking. I was NOT coming on strong as that is not ME! I simply was trying to educate someone about our problem.
While I was outside pacing and smoking...I was thinking about you Jonny. I was thinking about..."O.K. what would YOU do right now"
Thanks for listening to me vent. Appreciate it. Linda
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