This is an amazing story that I share with you today. It is very personal but I want to share it because it is a perfect example of what it would be like under ObamaCare.
I know that, if I had been under Obama Care last week, I would have been sent home to die with blood clots in both lungs. That’s not what the doctors diagnosed at first. It took a second trip back to the hospital in an ambulance an hour later and a new doctor to tell me what was wrong. Dr. Buckner said, “I will get to the bottom of this and find out what’s wrong.”
I want you to know this story because it is a perfect example of what they’ve been screaming about as being a danger with ObamaCare and death panels. I hope you will appreciate the seriousness of my situation and how my story may apply to you and your loved ones.
Late at night on July first, I started having chest pains and trouble breathing. This went on all night and I was afraid that I might die. I didn’t know what to do. I couldn’t afford to go to the emergency room in case it was nothing, so I guess I was waiting for it to get worse.
As Friday morning dawned on July second, I called my friend Kathy and asked her to take me to the doctor. I couldn’t take myself because I couldn’t walk without becoming breathless and vomiting from the exhaustion it took to move. She was a sweetheart! She came right over and took me to the doctor.
After x-rays, the doctor said I had a RESPIRATORY INFECTION. He gave me two shots, one for nausea and the other was a steriod for an infection. He sent me home with a prescription for an antibiotic
- Keep in mind that three nurses could NOT get a blood pressure reading on me…finally, a fourth nurse said she got 110/70
- There was NO fever, my temperature was 96.7
- My pulse was good
- I wasn’t having chest pains at the time so I said nothing about having them during the night. I was still worried that they would not see me and send me straight to the emergency room if I said anything about chest pains, a trip to the emergency room would run up a huge bill that I couldn’t afford.
The doctor sent me home with the diagnosis of having a respiratory infection. I slept all day and felt better when I woke up, but I was still feeling winded and very weak when walking.
My husband brought me dinner and then took me out that evening to watch fireworks, he thought that would make me feel better. But after being out for about a half hour, he had to take me back home. When I got out of the car, I took about 5 steps from the vehicle and passed out in the garage.
I vomited on the garage floor when I woke up so I just laid there for about a half hour until I could move again. My husband was barely able to get me into the house. I was breathing horribly all that night and vomited off and on from pure exhaustion when trying to breathe every time I turned over in the bed or from side to side.
Finally, my husband got out of bed and said “I’m taking you to the hospital”. He got me as far as the recliner chair in the family room and then turned around and went back to the bedroom to finish getting dressed. As soon as I plopped down in the chair I passed out again, so my husband called an ambulance because he couldn’t get me to a car! It was obvious that something was very wrong with me.
The EMT’s could not get a blood pressure reading or a vein to take blood. Now here is the interesting part. They kept us for 5 hrs at the hospital,where they took a chest x-ray, put me on a heart monitor, and an IV going on me because I was so dehydrated. I explained to them that I had been having chest pains and trouble breathing. Knowing all the symptoms, the doctor still said I had Bronchitis. I am sure they came to that conclusion because of breathing problems and a super high white blood cell count.
I said “What? Bronchitis? No way!” I HAD NO FEVER, NO COUGHING, NO PHLEGM WHILE IN THE EMERGENCY ROOM, and bronchitis does not explain my passing out when I try to walk 5 to 10 steps, and it doesn’t explain why my blood pressure was super low. And yet the doctor said I have bronchitis ??? No way! The nurse told me later, upstairs after I was admitted into the hospital, that I was sent me home with a blood pressure of 70/40. Yes, that’s what I said! I guess 70/40 must be normal for bronchitis? Right!
I was home for about an hour when I got up from the sofa and headed for the restroom. I didn’t make it and passed out again in the hallway. It scared my husband to death. He slapped me on the face several times and kept saying “Jude, Jude, Jude, are you with me? Are you with me?” When I woke up, he said I was making sounds like a ceasure. Friends from the church came over and gave me a blessing. One was a retired EMT.
The EMT friend said, “I don’t like how you look.” He told my husband to call 911 and take me back to the hospital now! So my husband did as he was told, even though neither of us wanted to go back. At the hospital the new doctor said he would dig deeper and find out what was going on with me, which meant he had to do some expensive tests that would not normally be done in my situation.
The test would determine if I had a blood clot in my lungs, which he suspected was the problem but he couldn’t be sure until the next day when they could do other tests. My kidneys were too dehydrated and weak to undergo one test so they needed to wait and do that the next day. I spent a week in the hospital, under constant care.
I know, you want to know how my story applies to ObamaCare, right? Let me answer this question with the following points.
Let us assume that you are on a panel that is reviewing the services I received. Looking over my recent heath care history, you see:
- I was in the hospital emergency room on May 31 (also a holiday weekend) for chest pains. The doctor (the same one I saw on July 3rd) determined that chest pains were gastrointestinal so he sent me home with a prescription.
- On Fri July 2, 2010 I had a visit to the doctor’s office for breathing and weakness. , I was diagnosed with a respiratory infection.
- On July 3, (same emergency room doc from May 31) I was in the emergency room for check pains and breathing problems. Subsequent diagnosis was Bronchitis.
Looking over this history, what would assume was wrong with me?
- You might think I was looking for attention on a holiday weekend and went to the emergency room with fake chest pains.
- You might think giving me a shot of an antibiotic would be enough since I had an infection, and then send me home; which exactly what the doctors did.
- You might think that, perhaps, something else is going on but you can’t justify further testing.
- Even though I had no fever at any doctor or hospital visit, you may NOT consider other expensive tests when everything points to an infection.
*My guess is that it wouldn’t matter if all the symptoms don’t fit exactly, you would treat for for an infection because my white blood cell count is so high. Common sense says it’s an infection so you would treat it with an antibiotic and think that should take care of it.
Important Questions to Ask About My Situation Was Yours Under ObamaCare:
- If you were in my situation, would you want government getting between your health care, your doctor’s decisions, and the type of care you receive?
- With ObamaCare, would you want a panel looking at this same same history and then making the decision to not run more tests?
- Would you want to be sent home to die or to stroke out?
- Is that the kind of care you want for you or your family?
ObamaCare is a lie.
It is NOT about helping more people get health care.
It is NOT about giving more people better medical care!
It’s about Socialism and government control.
It’s about death panels, even though they keep denying it, and it is about survival of the fittest.
Do you want to know how I know this is what ObamaCare is all about? All you have to do is look at his actions, not his words.
- Look how he had to force the program down our throats.
- Look how many Democrats, who were against it, came out of the President’s office as a “Yes” vote! (Can you say arm twisting and bribes?)
- Look at who he has just appointed as administrator over health care! And notice that he did it while Congress is out of session? Hum? No one can object to this appointment.
ObamaCare IS about EVERYTHING those who are against say it’s about. I’m sorry to say it, but if you believe otherwise, you are a fool if you can’t read the signs that are right in front of you!
Like I said, actions speak louder than words, and actions tell the truth when words are not always truthful. Actions tell us exactly what Obama has on his mind. Why won’t you believe what you see?
You cannot allow CONGRESS’ criminal act of passing POLICY against the will of most Americans.
- ObamaCare will kill the elderly, weak, and sick, just as nature weeds out the old, weak, and sick. Is that how you want to be treated, where only the strong survive? Isn’t that what Hitler tried to accomplish with his perfect race?
- ObamaCare will become a battle between the strongest and healthiest people and weeding out the weak and elderly?
- How much more evidence do you need before you see this law is evil?
- You have to tell your representative to repeal that law and to fight it tooth and nail. It is bad for America.