hmmmmmm I reckon I need a whole new body as mine seems to be broken. I'm P'D off big time. I've just got back from the hospital (again!)... maybe I should have my own bed there.
Anyway, I was doing a bit of shopping earlier (food and things, you know) and I started feeling short of breath. I asked the guy in the shop if I could sit down, but it got worse and worse so I took my inhaler, thinking it was an asthma attack but it seemed a bit strange because normally it's triggered by exercise. It didn't get any better and the guy rang an ambulance cuz I started going light headed.
The paramedics turned up and gave me a full on interrogation. I couldn't understand it. I was sat there really struggling for breath and they asked me if I'd taken illegal drugs, went through my bag and purse and demanded to see photo ID. It was so weird... they were really funny with me and kept asking me the same questions over and over like my name and DOB. Then they actually asked me if I was doing this for attention and treated me like I was scum. I've never been so angry and upset. They kept saying lots of people do this when they've got psychological problems and would I like to tell them anything
All the while I was finding it harder and harder to breathe. Then my face started swelling up and I could actually feel it. I was itching like mad and coming out in red blotches. It was only then that they said, "we'll take you down the hopsital to get checked over" but they were still adamant that I was absolutely fine
When I got to the hospital the doctors wheeled me through to resus and saw me straight away. I was just about passing out and couldn't speak. They explained that I was having anaphylactic shock and gave me a shot of adrenaline. I spent about 7 hours there and then discharged myself (I'm feeling much better now).
I'm still fuming about the way the ambulance men treated me. I didn't choose to call them, or expect some sort of taxi service. I haven't got a clue what was up with them, maybe they were just having a bad day. I'm upset at the thought that anyone would think I'd "pretend" to be ill. Why on earth would anyone want to do that
The doctor told me I was lucky to have got to the hospital when I did and that this sort of thing is life threatening. I'm fed up with hospitals. Its just one thing after the other with me
Has anyone else ever experienced anaphylactic shock?