I am currently sitting in a room back in the ER with my wife. For the past few days I have had an extremely difficult time breathing. It has been one of the most uncomfortable experiences I have had. Straining just to feel like I am getting enough Oxygen. No pain, no other symptoms , but feel I can not breathe.
The check in process was quick and very welcoming .
I was laying here over 2 hours before a doctor came in to see me. Never even saw a nurse prior to him coming in. The only people I saw within the first 2 hours were two ladies who brought me back for a chest xray.
So finally after 2.5 hours or so the Doctor came in to tell me that eveything is normal . They want to take a blood sample but assuming that is fine, there is nothing wrong and that will be that. I asked if there is anything I could do that could help with my breathing , and I was basically told no in a very dismissive way. He said since there is nothing to treat there is nothing I can do. I cant even describe how upsetting it is to hear that there is nothing that can be done, and it is basically no big deal, when I feel like I can breathe.
This morning I was so worried (as well as my wife) that we decided I better go to the ER. I have nothing to gain by coming, but feel as if they think I am making somehting up, not sure why else I would be ignored in such a way. No pain, so not seeking drugs. But have been competley dismissed, me and whatever is going on with me medically.
So what now? I go to a hospital for answers and get none. Guess I will have to call around to see if there is any place that cares enough to atleast look into why it is so difficult for me to breathe.
My wife and I are truly in shock with how this has gone.