In all honesty, spending my friday evening in the waiting room at Kaiser is not my Idea of fun. It was my 3rd visit in the cycle of migraines. The first time I went was to the ER a last friday and it was ok. I was treated fairly quickly and not treated poorly. My only gripe was the lack of take home medications which sent me back to the urgent care clinic Tuesday. That was a really good visit. I was treated quickly and very kindly and the NP that saw me really understood migraines. She sent me home with medication, a lot of medication, to treat myselfd at home while I wait fo rmy appointment with the chronic headache group. I managed to treat my pain at home until last night. I came home from work with pain and it escalated to a point i could not deal with, so my husband drove me to the urgent care clinic. I waited in agony in the BRIGHT waiting room and then the PA that saw me chastized me fopr not following up0 with my PCP. I have called andtaken thenext available appointment, thanks lady. Then she hit me with the "you are here for another injection, We are going to have to work something out because theses shots are regulated blah blah, are you a junkie??" That was nice but what was even nicer was waiting for 30 minutes for the shot then havingthe nurse ask me if she was going to hit "scar tissue" when she shot me in my butt. Cause you know a drug seaker like I must be would have a real scare-y butt. She then told me I needed to stay for 30 minutes then she would check on me. Well I got bored after 40 minutes and left. NICE. I think I will be complaining about these grand professionals.
So now I am kind of stuck with out the option of the urgent care or the ER if the paiin is just too much before I get in to see the neuro. *** hats.
Published On: June 16, 2007