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GG Kaiser. Thanks for Letting Us Know.
Most often heard phrase over the last two weeks: "You sound terrible!"

And I do. I have this cough that won't go away. Danielle fears that it might be "walking pneumonia". But I don't have a fever. Actually, I feel okay most of the time. The coughing makes it hard to sleep, and I get bad headaches from bouts of violent hacking. Other than that, I'm pretty much fine.

I had an appointment to see my doctor today, but the nurse called early this morning to cancel. She said the doctor "had an emergency". I have to wait a whole 'nother week to get any medical attention, unless I want to seek help at the emergency room. Which I don't. I'm not going to wait six hours to get more stinkin' dextromethorphan.

I'll be filling out my will in the meantime. Who wants what?

Current Mood: coughy

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yellzer From: yellzer Date: February 6th, 2006 08:09 pm (UTC) (Link)
I looked at the symtoms for pneumonia online and I agree, now, you don't have that and I was overreacting. But I'm still worried about this cough. Isn't there another doctor (in your assigned doctors absence) you can see in the office without having to go to emergency. When I had Kaiser they had after hours on-call services. At least call the advice nurse (I know there is an automated system for appointments but there has to be a way around the system to talk to someone...listen to all the options) and see if you can see a nurse practioner or something. Next Monday is too long to wait. You're suffering and I can't stand that. If I have to beat down someone at Kaiser to get you seen I will. Give me your med # and I'll call myself angel. You can't go on like this.

*concerned face*
yellzer From: yellzer Date: February 6th, 2006 08:22 pm (UTC) (Link)
Christl here at work had the same thing. She has Kaiser. They prescribed her some cough med with Codeine over the phone. She took it for two nights and her cough is gone. She said she'd been taking regular cough suppressant for 4 weeks and nothing, but this shit cleared it right up. She also said you can wait for the operator or press 0 to get around the auto message, that they do have after hours on-call doctors still and that you should get see today if you talk to the advice nurse (0). Please do this.
yellzer From: yellzer Date: February 6th, 2006 08:25 pm (UTC) (Link)
From: chrysus Date: February 6th, 2006 08:17 pm (UTC) (Link)
Coughs can last weeks, cry more n00b.


But just in case, I got dibs on the arcade cabinet.
kimie From: kimie Date: February 6th, 2006 09:49 pm (UTC) (Link)
Don't you guys have walk-in urgent care clinics around?? You need some cough syrup with codeine to knock you out to sleep!
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