Today I learned that when you go into the ER/Urgent Care if you have any medical allergies they will put a red bracelet on you and if you have a latex allergy, a green one.
Thankfully I only have to wear a red one. Jesus literally took the wheel today, I somehow drove myself from church services to my house with the worst migraine of my life. Thankfully my lovely neighbour was home while my parents were at Catholic mass and drove me to the hospital. The first RN I talked to was really snotty to me about why I don’t have a neurologist (unless you have blood clots or swelling, they’re nearly impossible to get into) and I’ve had migraines since before I entered puberty, so it frustrates me to no end when RNs try to blame it solely on hormones. I had my first ever CAT scan (those things are LOUD) and my results were normal, which was a relief, but I was SO GRATEFUL for the attending physician because despite the fact that my CAT scan was normal she was willing to help get me into a neurologist.
I also had a really sweet Phlebotomist and RN that kept me calm while having blood drawn and the IV drip attached. I don’t do well with blood or needles. Thankfully I’m SUPER pale and have wide veins so they only had to stick me once.