Ok, the other night my Crohn's pain was totally out of control! I was in pure agony. I tried not to go to the hospital. I took some Prednisone (steroids for inflammation) and a pain killer. Within 30 minutes I was throwing up like a geiser! After I threw up into a plastic sack and all over my blankets and sheets, I ran to the toilet to have a Crohn's BM attack, to put it delicately. I laid down for a while and then I tried another pain killer. Soon after I threw up again with another trip to the toilet simulataneously. (I know! GROSS! It's part of my disease though that I suffer with daily for the past 9 years). Anyone with Crohn's deals with this. It's embarrassing, but oh well. I couldn't take the pain anymore, 3 hours was long enough. So my BFF drove me to the hospital. As soon as I got to the hospital doors I threw up into the bushes for a 3rd time and walked in with my body bent over in half. They took me in the back quickly and gave me an IV tube and gave me Demerol 3 times. The pain would not go, and Demerol has always been a magic bullet pain killer for me every time before. So odd! They did X-rays, blood sample, urine and fecal sample, and came back and told me the X-rays were fine, my blood work was fine, but oh I have a bladder infection! I have had bladder infections before, I KNOW what they are and how they feel. I had NO burning, NO pain when urinating, and NO frequency of urination. My upper belly was killing me, I have been hospitalized for my Crohn's disease many many times. I know what Crohn's pain is. My stomach was very hard and very distended. They pumped me full of steroids and anti-biotics and nausea stuff. Last I checked my bladder was not located in my freaking upper belly! Last I checked my bladder infections have NEVER caused me abdominal pain! I know the difference between Crohn's disease pain, I live with it DAILY, and a bladder infection can't ever never ever compare to my Crohn's pain! My intestines swell, they're twice the size they should be for my body size, my intestines look literally like ground meat and worms from my Colonoscopy pictures I had in October! It would make you vomit if I could show you my Colonoscopy photos! It made me nauseated and made me cry when I saw it. Every time I get my blood drawn for my GI doctor I always have signs of inflammation. Even my primary doctor sees that when I get my blood drawn for her, so why this ER doctor claims my blood work is fine I do not know!
It isn't fine, I am in significant debilitating pain constantly every day. I am lucky my liver hasn't given out on me due to all the hydrocodone I have to take to control the pain, which helps keep me errect and standing straight up instead of coiled up in a ball on the bathroom floor like a snake like I have been many times before. Crohn's is a chronic inflammatory bowel disease there is no cure for. Key words here: CHRONIC *INFLAMMATORY* BOWEL DISEASE. If I wasn't in pain at all ever I wouldn't have any inflammation. When there is pain present like I have, that indicates INFLAMMATION. So there's NO WAY my blood work was fine! I just got some blood drawn today for my GI doctor, and when I see him he will be telling me there is inflammation. Pain and inflammation go hand in hand. So I was LIVID when the ER doctor did not admit me & he sent me home with some steroids and anti-biotics for a bladder infection I do not have. I am still fine on the bladder spectrum! No symptoms, no nothing. They wouldn't listen to me. I can't even eat because the pain is too great and will make bad problems worse. I am taking some steroids and praying I won't throw them up and it will settle the inflammation I have from my disease, not from some non-existent bladder infection. I would never go to the ER for a stupid bladder infection. What are they thinking?
So anyway, I had a horrible experience and I am so disgusted with this hospital. Next time I am going into the big city to a good hospital who won't dismiss me.