Whatever happened to house calls?
June 18, 2010 8:50 PM Subscribe
Gross Filter: How do I get myself to the doctor when I'm too sick to leave the bathroom for more than 5 minutes?
posted by ohyouknow to health & fitness (35 answers total) 11 users marked this as a favorite
This thing keeps getting worse, and my fever keeps getting higher despite all the fluids I'm drinking and Aleve I'm taking (I'm all out of Tylenol). It started about 3 days ago, and it's a really nasty combination of all the sudden fluid loss you can imagine along with achy fatigue.
I know I need to see a doctor but now it's Friday night. I'm alone in the apartment for the weekend and there is a really good ER about 3 blocks away from my home. The problem is that when I move around for more than a minute or so (and even when I'm resting in bed) I suddenly know that I've only got about 5 seconds to get to the bathroom. I really do not want to be having these types of accidents on my way to the ER. I also want to avoid the expense of an ambulance given how close the ER is. I've thought about calling a cab, but I'm still terrified that I'll have an accident in the cab or when I'm in the waiting room of the ER. Part of me keeps hoping that I'll feel much better in the morning.
I do not have any imodium or anything like it around. All I have left is a bunch of Aleve liquid gels and a packet of Theraflu.
How can I handle this in the least mortifying way possible? Also summoning the energy to do this seems impossible right now. And my fever is so high that it is making me kind of stupid (sorry).