I refused cat scan as I didn't feel well and had assured er drs I'd make appointment with LUNG specialist asap. I feel the cat was unnecessary as at first, the E.R. Dept. Didn't even think a second exray was needed. What promted them was last minute on an exray (they decided to run 2nd exray) they claim to have seen density? This was a DR. Assistant, great guy but HE ISNT A PROFESSIONAL. so I have heard the "we see dark areas on xray" before so many times... how do I know that it's not just to Bill insurance large sum due to the fact none of the er dept even thought it was serious at first glance to even run 2nd exray. The health care system today simply is very unreliable and flip floppy, half the nurses were either rude lazy or thought it was a huge deal to grab Apple juice while I'm tackled down with iv waiting hours for results. Yet nurses suggested I drink a lot of fluids. And no it was before! She placed iv in. They acted as if I asked for a pedicure!
Ive been diagnosed with pneumonia, again... this is the 8th year in a row ive gotten it . 2 zpaks w?
- 23 Oct 2017 by Anonymous
- 23 October 2017
- pneumonia, emergency room, lungs, cat, lung
Added 23 Oct 2017:
I basically am asking why did they act serious after exray, when exray should have been done regardless, and then say cat scan ? What exactly is this dark mass or dense area in my lungs is it simply the pneumonia and der! They want to Bill insurance for cat? Or is this seriously a dark mass that requires a cancer specialist because thru 8 yrs not one of the doctors until this pneumonia has ordered cat or said "highly unusual to get so many pneumonia infections" seek specialist UNTIL NOW. why didn't they just run a scan few years back when 2 other drs saw dark areas. I pray im getting better, finished 2nd zpak, still feel flu like, still coughing, WORSE.....STILL SHARP PAIN. zpak in past always worked. I am looking at this seriously have made cat appt, but could it be serious?
They have order the CT xray (CT=Computer Tomography) so they can image the mass in your lungs in 3 dimensions and see how much lung damage you have sustained over the years. Pneumonia 8 years running is highly unusual and is often caused by aspirating food or infected particles. It is serious as it progressively damages your lungs, leaving scar tissue, which are not repairable. A CT of my smokers lungs looks hideous for example.
PS. The apple juice request was a bit of an ask and if you had said water you would have got it quite quickly most likely. They are not caterers and I'm guessing you would not have liked to see a $20+ charge for juice on your bill which insurance would not have covered.
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