I do not feel well enough to do a major work. I took an old Voyager render, added the RDNA piccolo dragons - mainly to post and let all my friends know why I have been gone. I have been VERY ill....and I did the stupid stupid thing of getting into a panic and calling 911, to end up in a COUNTY hospital, where I was mistreated terribly, misdiagnosed, over tested, and worse yet, the medications I have relied on for my IBS and FM, were refused me, and my body rebelled. I had to keep crying and yelling at them that they were being SO CRUEL, causing my suffering to be worse!
I believe I had the LONG chest cold virus, complicated by getting a very vicious stomach flu, and just going too far downhill. I can BREATH easily now if I am SO CAREFUL in how I care for my lungs, and I JUST finished those nasty antibiotics that made me feel so nauseated and taking too many trips to the bathroom, ugh!! Illnesses and medications that affected all the aspects of what I deal with on a normal basis. I promised myself NO more panicking and calling 911, I am looking into what hospitals MY doctor has "privileges" at, etc. Learning how to take better care of myself..... the hard way. :(
When a good "charge nurse" finally HEARD me and acted to get me my regular medications, my intestines calmed right down. I began to return to something of normal, at least to the point I could start refusing treatments, and get myself checked out of that hell. Fortunately my ex, who is truly the angel in my life came to help me out. Now I have the work of recovering and rebuilding my depleted body with the foods I CAN eat and the supplements I desperately need for my poor body, AND refinancing my home to pay for this fiasco... Well I needed to "re-fi" anyway, and I will come out with some hefty "tax write off's" as well as hopefully a more manageable mortgage payment. It's been a challenge to gather all the needed paper work to submit, when I am SO weak, but again my ex (who is indeed my FRIEND who is always still there for me) has come through, taking the paperwork into my bank, etc. I was bullied by the billing department of the county hospital, but he stands strongly between me and them now!
I am sorry I am not up to leaving a lot of comments, and of course it will be awhile before I can do up any more of my freebies. This is the first day I even felt well enough to visit the galleries, and leave this message for all my friends here. I am doing a LOT of resting...and re-watching all the seasons of my Merlin DVD's (hence the dragons!)
Jan 27, 2013 6:25:29 pmby GrandmaT Homepage »
You take all the time you need to recover! That is more important to us than a comment on any piece of work we post. I'm glad your Ex is helping you. Trying to do all this alone is next to impossible. Sleep when you get tired, eat when you get hungry and get better soon.
Jan 27, 2013 6:56:00 pmby JaneEden Homepage »
So very sorry you have been through such hell Lyne, don't know what I would do either in such a situation as that, how dare they take you off your meds. Now you must just take your time to get over the trauma of the past few days, and don't worry about leaving comments everyone will understand. Merlin eh?? is it the series we had over here? I love Merlin and now it is over it is sad, but I have all the series dvd's too, and often when my illness is at its worse I sit with my fur babies and wade through all the episodes, I just love it so much. Now you take care of yourself and thank you for uploading this wonderful and magical image, you did a great job. gentle hugs Jane xx
Jan 27, 2013 7:06:22 pmby Turtle Online Now! Homepage »
Awl, Lyne, My poor Friend, What a nightmare you have been going through. I'm glad you are out of that horrible hospital. I had only a tiny bit once of what this was like. I came in once on a EM call, My husband called them because I was having trouble with my emphysema. He made the big mistake of saying I was confused. Wrong thing to say, They connected me to a buzzard that would go off if I got out of bed. They kept running test on my brain. No one would listen to me. One Doctor finally did, and I was put on oxygen, given the right med's and was able to leave in a few days. Lyne I really feel for the hell you were put through. I give you big hugs and know I love you my little Friend.((((((((((((((((((Lyne)))))))))))))))))))))))
Jan 27, 2013 10:57:07 pmby BountifulKnight Homepage »
Even for an excuse to post, you can't help but make beautiful art. It speaks of peace and freedom, both of which you've been sorely lacking through this ordeal. Good for you to escape in this art and soar for a while, and for us to ride along if ever so briefly. As several others have indicated, what's most important is for you to take care of yourself. Big hugs!
Jan 28, 2013 2:18:53 amby Kalypso Homepage »
Lyne, nothing I can say can ease all you've been through already but know that you are a strong woman who will brave through this as you've done before. I'm glad you have someone who is so supportive and helpful as that means a lot at times like this. Hope you feel better soon! Hugs!
Jan 28, 2013 2:39:51 amby bob4artist Homepage »
I've head all kinds of horror stories about hospitals. A friend of a friend was running and had a heart attack. He use to carry an old drivers identification for ID. An old one because he didn't want to lose his good one. He died. The hospital would not honor his old ID. So they listed him as a "John Doe". All his current info was on the old ID. It took his family and friends a long time to find out what happened to him.
I'm sorry you had to go through what you did. I really hope that you start feeling better soon. Just take care of yourself. As you can tell your friends on the site care about you and wish you the best. - Bob
Jan 28, 2013 3:46:38 pmby HADCANCER Homepage »
Your ordeal sound so familiar, as I also had a similar experience. Only difference is my wife is the one that called 911. Do not refi your home. Talk to the hospital. In most cases they will lower the bill a littler (nothing as low as the insurance companies pay) and will let you make payment. That is my situation, I am medically poor as 50% of my SS check goes to medical bills. Hang in there.
Jan 29, 2013 1:11:04 amby romanceworks Homepage »
As I said in my note to you, I'm so sorry you went through that ordeal and am very happy you are on the mend. Flying dragons seems quite appropriate. I'm sure you were wishing for a magic dragon to fly you out of that place. Take care of yourself. CC