Over the weekend I had the opportunity to visit our new hospital’s emergency room. It was very informative. I woke up Friday morning with NO balance and vomiting about every half hour. After a day of this, my wife dragged me to emergency. They took an MRI, ran test, took blood and urine and generally fussed over me.
In the end, at about 2 in the morning Saturday, they announced that they could find no reason for my maladies and sent me home. That is when I realized they are just PRACTICING. They don’t really know.
Medicine has become a ‘rule out’ game. They ‘ruled out’ a stroke with the MRI. They ‘ruled out’ other issues with the blood and urine. They labeled my a “FALL RISK” and let me go…how reassuring.
On Monday I went to see my primary doctor. Whether or not it was right I don’t know, but she suggested I had experienced a vertigo event. Finally, an answer…an answer that may have said no more that “I’m just PRACTICING medicine…
An aside: What do you call the person that graduated at the bottom for their medical schools class…Doctor!