I was in the ER yesterday because I fell down the stairs. Do you know what the first question the doctor asked me was after he asked me what happened? “Were you pushed?” I mean what kind of FUCKED up question is that? He implied that my husband was BEATING me!
Don’t get me wrong, my husband DOES beat me–but only at the Game of Life ®. No, we hardly ever fight and when we do, it’s pretty mellow fights–we don’t even yell at each other! I’ve never lived like this before. It feels NORMAL!
Anyway, I digress. It really bothers me that they would ever imply that my husband would ever hit or hurt me. The next question they asked me was if I had anything to drink. I fell down the stairs at 2 in the afternoon. Who drinks at that hour?! I don’t! When I drink, which isn’t all that often, I don’t usually start until after 6–and even then, I don’t drink all that much!
oh, well…so much for my rants!
5 thoughts on “What makes me so darned mad!!!”
Bless you! That is just the way they have to conduct business…it is really sad when a child has a real accident and they ask those type of questions of the parents. You know the truth and that is all that matters!
Yup. I second Mer. they’re just doing their job.
Ihope you’re feeling better and not so loopy from the pain drugs.
Wow…what kind of patients have they had come in prior to you? That’s a little scary.
I love being sarcastic at times like that, but usually only in my head in case of a lawsuit. So when they asked you if your husband pushed you, reply, “No, I was trying to knee him in the groin for a snide comment he made, but I lost my balance and I stumbled over my vibrator which had been left on the floor.” And for the drinking, “No, doctor, have you? Do you need one? Do you have any? Because man, on, man! I could really use a shot of Jack right now.”
Ouch! I hope you are ok..and to answer your question ~ sad to say, I have been drunk by 2pm before. Usually only when on vacation though 🙂
Rest up 🙂
I noticed the military treatment facilities started doing that a few years ago as part of a standard questionnaire like when they ask are you allergic to anything, etc. They would ask questions like have you ever been a victim of domestic battery, and all this other stuff. The first time someone asked me while taking my vitals, I was like “are you freaking kidding me?” It threw me off-guard b/c my husband and I do NOT have that kind of relationship.
The only thing I can say is that they must have seen enough domestic battery cases that they automatically start that line of questioning now. It’s sad, really….