Category Archives: Emergency Room

Neurological Catastrophe: Notes from a “good” migraine patient

  “Emergency Department,” the voice clipped on the other end of the line.  What do you want you pain-drug-seeking-freak, said the voice in my head, reading the mind of the woman on the phone.   “Um, hi,” I whispered, “My name is Amy.  I’m a chronic migraine patient from out of town.  Does your department…

What fresh hell is this? Our son’s first visit to the emergency room

I was sure I knew what hell was. Until Monday night I was certain hell was eternity spent in an endless line at the Department of Motor Vehicles. But I was wrong. I am now absolutely certain that hell is eternity spent checked in, but never called back to see the doctor, in a pediatric…