Print Story O HAI. I ATEN'T DEAD YET.
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By BadDoggie (Wed Jan 29, 2014 at 03:17:45 PM EST) hospitals, ventilation, coma, sufentanil (all tags)
Friday, January 24, 2014.

I have a disabling auto-immune disease which, for three years running now, results in week-long hospital stays in the neuro wing for observation and mild intervention.

Exactly nine weeks ago I was taken into a different (wrong) hospital for unrelated emergency surgery. Apparently Voltaren (diclofenac) does not mix with steroids of any kind; together they Swiss cheese your digestive tract. News to me and my doctors who'd been prescribing both. The hospital used meds completely contraindicated by my condition, then undermedicated me in recovery.

Seven-and-a-half weeks ago I told 'em to stick the opiates, checked out, and went back home to be with my family. Grin & bear it, I'd still make Christmas.

Or so I thought...


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